Muay Thai Thursday – May 28, 2014

Courtesy Lion Fight/Bennie Palmore
Courtesy Lion Fight/Bennie Palmore


Tiffany Van Soest got back on the winning track as she defeated Lucy Payne by unanimous decision at Lion Fight in Connecticut last Friday.

Van Soest control much of the fight, with Payne fairing better than their first fight. In the end Van Soest got the unanimous decision (50-45, 50-46, 49-46).

You can watch the complete fight here (part 1) & (part 2).

Van Soest won’t have much time to rest as she will be back in action July 4th at Lion Fight in vegas taking on Sindy Huyer. Huer (36-6) was a finalist in the MuayThai Angels tournament.

Huyer defeated Michela Socci in Italt this past weekend.

The Lion Fight will air on AXS TV in the U.S. July 4.

In other results:

  • In a 61kg Enfusion world title match in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Anke van Gestel defeated Lindsay Scheer-Haycraft by points to retain her title. Haycraft announces her retirement after the fight.
  • In a pair of bouts in Munich, Germany, Patrizia Valkyrie Gibelli def. Mel Hoffman by TKO, and Jleana Valentino got the knee KO over Elke Beinwachs in round 3.
  • Lucia Kraijkovic defeated Monica Opak by TKO round 1 at Hanuman Cup 22


Since we were on break, the IFMA World Muaythai Championships happened in Malaysia in what was an ultra competitive set of female tournaments. Most countries saw at least one gold medalist.

In some quick results:

  • Pinweight (45 kg) – Monruedee Saejao (Thailand) def. Alena Liashkievich (Belarus)
  • Light Flyweight (48 kg) – Susan Karinki (Sweden) def. Sarai Medina (Spain)
  • Flyweight (51 kg) – Ly Bui Yen (Vietnam ) def. Funda Tiken (Turkey)
  • Bantamweight (54 kg) – Kizhnerova Ovescena (Russia ) def. Christi Brereton (United Kingdom)
  • Featherweight (57kg) – Miss Wihantamna (Thailand ) def. Yuliya Berezikova (Russia)
  • Lightweight (60 kg) – Valentina Shevchenko (Peru) def. Mariya Valent (Belarus)
  • Light welterweight (63.5 kg) – Antonima Shevhenko (Peru) def. Melissa Anderson (Australia )
  • Welterweight (67 kg) – Kelsey Andries (Canada) def. Anastasiya Napianidi (Russia)
  • Light middleweight (71kg) – Stephanie Glew (Australia) def. Helena Jurisic (Croatia)
  • Middleweight (75 kg) – Isa Tidblad (Sweden ) def. Maria Belush (Belarus)

You can read complete results here.

Meanwhile Lion Fights champ Caley Reese will defend her WMC 57 kg title against Dilara Kocak at Epic Fight 11 in Perth, Australia. Kocak is a German and European champion.

The UK’s Grace Spicer will look to continue her run in 2014 as she faces South Africa’s Ferial Ameeroedien at Enfusion Live on June 29 in London, England. Spicer recently won the British 52kg WBC title and is coming off back to back wins. Ameeroedien (1-7-2) is looking to continue a career comeback.

Weekend Fights

In action this weekend:

  • WKF 54kg world title will be on the line as Meryem Uslu battles Carol Earl in Australia
  • Also in Australia. Tainara Lisboa takes on Carleigh Crawford, and  Serin Murray battles Bronwyn Wylie in K1 rules bouts.
  • Ayano Oishi fights Narusawa in Tokyo, Japan.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s