Muay Thai Thursday – April 24


In Thailand,  Nong Em defeated Sylvie von Duuglas Ito by points.


Courtesy Awakening Fighters
Courtesy Awakening Fighters

Tiffany van Soest looks to rebound after her first loss by taking on a familiar foe.

Van Soest will rematch Lucy Payne at Lion Fights 15 in the promotion’s east coast debut at Foxwoods Casino in Ledyard, CT May 23.

Van Soest won by TKO in their first match, and since then, Van Soest lost her title to Caley Reese by split decision and Payne won by TKO over Victoria Lomax, gaining the Awakening 57 kg title.

The fight will air on AXS  May 23rd.

Caley Reese announced her next fight in her native Australia. The Lion Fights and WMC champ will take on World Muay Thai Angels finalist Duannapa at Epic 11 in Mirrabooka June 14th. The fight will take place at 60 kg, 3 kilos heavier than the champ normally fights. Her titles won’t be on the line.

The International Kickboxing Federation has announced several events in the coming months for fighters to compete with all experience levels. This is a great opportunity for novice and amateur fights to gain some experience.

  • May 3 – Points Kickboxing in Concord, NC
  • May 17 – Points Kickboxing in Laurinburg, North Carolina
  • July 11-13 – IKF World Championships at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida
  • August 9 – Points kickboxing in Dillon, South Carolina
  • August 23 – Points kickboxing in San Diego, California

More information can be found at

Reminder that registration for the Muay Thai Classic in up and running. The biggest Muay Thai tournament in the United States will take place June 26-29 in Des Moines, IA.

Registration fee is $68 until May 11. Registration will continue until June 22, but fees will increase after May 11.

You can find more information at

Weekend fights

In action this weekend:

In Slovakia at Enfusion, Denise Kielholtz battles Lucia Kraijkovic. This will stream for free Saturday.

At Loganholme, No Surrender 6 in Australia, a 4 woman tournament will see Lorryn Williams, Sam Brown, Claire Foreman & Casey Walters battle in a 55 kg title eliminator.

In Japan, the WPMF 118 pound Japan title will be on the line as Odamaki Yōko takes on  Sasakichō Sato. Also on the card, Saya Ito faces Park Hye-young.

In Hong Kong at Super Fight Championship  Chiu Hoi-Yan (Hong Kong China) takes on Natalia Dyachkova (Russia) and Kwok Hoi-Ning(Hong Kong China) takes on Female Champion of Hong Kong Tiphanie“Gadum” Yau.


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