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IFMA Muay Thai Amateur World Championships 2018 Results

(Photo courtesy World Muay Thai Games) 

Some of the best strikers are in Cancun, Mexico to prove their skills at the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur World Championships. Over 50 competitors from 30 countries in 11 divisions are looking for world titles in the art of the eight limbs.

Several familiar names in the MMA world are competing including InvictaFC’s Konkiak “Loma Lookboonmee” Suphisara, Legacy’s Sabina Mazo, and Bellator’s Lena Ovchynnikova. We could also see some up and coming prospects that could cross over in the future.

We will have complete results over the next few days. Continue reading IFMA Muay Thai Amateur World Championships 2018 Results

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2015 IFMA Women’s Muay Thai Tournament Results/Schedule

Antonina Shevchenko
Antonina Shevchenko

Some of the world’s best Muay Thai specialists have converged in Bangkok, Thailand for the IFMA Royal Cup tournament. The 4th event sees over a hundred female fighters from a few dozen countries to see who will stand atop the world stage.

We are obtaining results as they become available, with the IFMA posting schedules on their site daily.

You can see day 1 and day 2 results here.

(Results are in green)


Day 3 

45kg/99 lbs.

  • Yasemin Comert (Turkey) def. Ramesh Rashi (India)
  •  Alena Liashkevich (Belarus) def. Vera Negodina (Russia) 
  • Pia Urpulahti (Finland) def. Louise Fuller (New Zealand) by TKO round 3 
  • Konklak Suphisara (Thailand) def. Wu Hoi Yan (Hong Kong) by points

54kg/119 lbs

  • Aho Andra (Estonia)  def. Christy Demosthenous (Cyprus) by decision
  • Hoi Lan Tsang (Hong Kong) def. Hailey Kallio by points (France)
  •  Sofia Olofsson (Sweden) def. Sveva Melillo (Italy) 
  •  Likittrakul Sopapan (Thailand)  def. Natalia Diachkova (Russia) by points

60kg/132 lbs. Quarterfinals

  • Mariya Valent (Belarus) def. Ekaterina Vinnikova (Russia)
  •  Sandra Bengtsson (Sweden) def. Jennifer Guerrero (USA) by decision
  • Anke Van Gestel (Belgium) def. Sandra Brew (Australia)
  • Valentina Shevchenko (Peru) def. Nili Block (Israel)

71kg/156.5 lbs

  • Steph Glew (Australia) def. Helena Jurisic (Croatia) by decision
  • Elina Nilsson (Sweden) def. Tas Ayse (Turkey) by TKO round 2
  • Anna Tarasova (Russia) def. Pia Raita (Finland) by points
  • Tana Te Huia Aroha Lee (New Zealand) def. Diana Rogozina (Estonia)  

Day 4 

48kg/106 lbs

  • Akarsu Gizem (Turkey) def. Camilla Danielsson (Sweden)  
  • Thanh Truc Nguyen Thi (Vietnam) def. Fanny Ramos (France) by TKO round 1
  • Tessa Kakkonen (Finland) def. Diana Metzger (USA) by TKO round 1
  • Hanphan Rattanaphon (Thailand) def. Renata Shvets (Ukraine)

57kg/126 lbs

  • Miriam Tio (New Zealand) def. Marisa Pires (Portugal)
  • Evelina Wikner (Sweden) def. Janice Lyn (Canada)
  • Yolanda Schmidt (Australia) def. Alesia Klimavets (Belarus) by decision
  • Katia Semail (France) def. Iana Dunaeva (Russia)  

63.5kg/140 lbs

  • Aleide Lawant (Netherlands) def. Melissa Almeida (Canada) by forfeit
  • Melissa Anderson (Australia) def. Nora Cornolle (France)
  • Antonina Shevchenko (Peru) def. Naili Soukaina (Morocco) by TKO round 1
  • Svetlana Vinnikova (Russia) def. Jarvenpaa Riikka (Finland) by points 

Junior 32kg/70.5 lbs Championship

  • Hailey Delfs (Australia) vs. Suni Dangchaiyapoom (Thailand)

Junior 48kg/106 lbs. Quarterfinal

  • Emily Curtain (Australia) def. Sobsoda Pakamart (Thailand) by decision

Junior 51kg/112.5 lbs Quarterfinal

  • Dakota Ditcheva (England) def. Iong Kam Teng (Macau) by TKO round 1

Junior 54kg/119 lbs. Quarterfinals

  • Ekaterina Popova (Russia) vs. Busra Korkut (Turkey)
  • Nattana Tanawatpopat (Thailand) vs. Claudia Sendlak (Sweden)

Day 5

51kg/113 lbs

  • Parita Padpho (Thailand) def. Valeriya Drozdova (Russia)  
  • Kristan Armstrong (Australia) def. Janet Coakley Todd (USA)  
  • Myriame Djedidi (France) def. Ranes Arlyn (Philippines)  
  • Therese Gunnarsson (Sweden) def. Sanne Strabbing (Netherlands) 

67kg/148 lbs.

  • Elena Kolesnik (Ukraine) def. Tacyildiz Bediha (Turkey)  
  • Anastasia Nepianidi (Russia) def. Joana Neumann (Germany)
  • Melody Downs (New Zealand) def. Angelique Pitiot (France)
  •  Isa Tidblad Keskikangas (Sweden) def. Kayleigh McGregor (England) 

75kg/165 lbs.

  • Anna Strandberg (Sweden) def. Christine  Doyle (Canada)  
  • lvas Andreja (Croatia) def. Tess Haami (New Zealand) 
  • Irina Larionova (Russia) def. Renata Tataharu (Brazil)  
  • Laressa Van Emden (Finland) def. Melisa Melina Castillo (Argentina) 

Day 6 

Junior (11-12) 38 kg/84 lbs Finals

  • Taosuwan Pattarawan (Thailand) vs. Nadya lndah Royani (Indonesia)

Junior 34 kg/75 lbs Finals 

  • Plahova Lyubov (Russia) vs. Samphao Suwanna (Thailand)

Junior 36kg/79 lbs Finals

  • Macharean Kewalin (Thailand) def. Sofia Bahtereva (Russia) 

Junior (12-13) 38kg/84lbs Finals

  • Damplao Ketkanok (Thailand) vs. Alicia Smith (Australia)

 Junior 46kg/101.5 lbs Finals

  • Lungphon Napat (Thailand) vs. Kristina Koksharova (Russia)

Junior 56kg/123.5 lbs Finals

  • Crystal Cook (New Zealand) def. Guirey Chloe (England)

Junior 57kg/126lbs Finals

  • Marja Paula Buzaglo (Peru) def. ????

45kg/99 lbs Semi-Finals 

  • Alena Liashkevich (Belarus) def. Yasemin Comert (Turkey) 
  • Konklak Suphisara (Thailand) def. Pia Urpulahti (Finland)  

48kg/106 lbs Semi-Finals 

  • Thanh Truc Nguyen Thi (Vietnam) def. Akarsu Gizem (Turkey) 
  • Hanphan Rattanaphc (Thailand) def. Tessa Kakkonen (Finland)

51kg/112.5 lbs Semi-Finals 

  • Parista Padpho (Thailand) def. Kristan Armstrong (Australia)
  • Myriame Djedidi (France) def. Therese Gunnarsson (Sweden)  

54kg/119 lbs Semi-Finals 

  • Andra Aho (Estonia) def. Hoi Lan Tsang (Hong Kong)
  • Sofia Olofsson (Sweden) def. Likittrakul Sopapan (Thailand)

57kg/ 126 lbs Semi-Finals 

  • Evelina Wikner (Sweden) def. Miriam Tio (New Zealand)  
  • Katia Semail (France) def. Yolanda Schmidt (Australia) 

60 kg/132 lbs Semi-Finals 

  • Mariya Valent (Belarus) def. Sandra Bengtsson (Sweden)
  • Valentina Shevchenko (Peru) def.  Anke Van Gestel (Belgium) by TKO round 1

63 kg/139 lbs Semi-Finals 

  • Melissa Anderson (Australia) def. Aleide Lawant (Netherlands)  
  • Antonina Shevchenko (Peru) def. Svetlana Vinnikova (Russia)

67 kg/148 lbs Semi-Finals 

  • Anastasiia Nepianidi (Russia) def. Elenea Kolesnik (Ukraine)
  • Isa Tidblad Keskikangas (Sweden) def. Melody Downs (New Zealand)

71 kg/156.5 lbs Semi-Finals 

  • Steph Glew (Australia) def. Elina Nilsson (Sweden)
  • Anna Tarasova (Russia) def. Tana Te Huia Aroha Lee (New Zealand)

75kg/165.5 lbs Semi-Finals 

  • Andreja Ivas (Croatia) def. Anna Strandberg (Sweden) 
  • Laressa Van Emden (Finland) def. Irina Larionova (Russia)

Day 7

45kg/99 lbs Finals 

  • Konklak Suphisara (Thailand)  vs. Alena Liashkevich (Belarus)

45kg/99 lbs Consolation 

  • Tessa Kakkonen (Finland) def. Akarsu Gizem (Turkey)

48kg/106 lbs Finals 

  • Hanphan Rattanaphc (Thailand) vs. Thanh Truc Nguyen Thi (Vietnam)

48kg/106 lbs Consolation 

  • Pia Urpulahti (Finland) def.asemin Comerty (Turkey)

51kg/112.5 lbs Finals 

  • Parista Padpho (Thailand) def. Myriame Djedidi (France)  

51kg/112.5 lbs Consolation

  • Therese Gunnarsson (Sweden) vs. Kristan Armstrong (Australia)

54kg/119 lbs Finals 

  • Sofia Olofsson (Sweden) def. Andra Aho (Estonia) 

54kg/119 lbs Consolation 

  • Hoi Lan Tsang (Hong Kong) vs. Likittrakul Sopapan (Thailand)

57kg/ 126 lbs Finals 

  • Katia Semail (France) def. Evelina Wikner (Sweden) 

57kg/ 126 lbs Consolation

  • Yolanda Schmidt (Australia) def. Miriam Tio (New Zealand)

60 kg/132 lbs Finals 

  • Valentina Shevchenko (Peru) def. Mariya Valent (Belarus)

60 kg/132 lbs Consolation

  • Anke Van Gestel (Belgium) vs. Sandra Bengtsson (Sweden)

63 kg/139 lbs Semi-Finals 

  • Melissa Anderson (Australia) def. Antonina Shevchenko (Peru) (Doctors wuldn’t clear Shevchenko due to foot injury)

63 kg/139 lbs Consolation

  • Aleide Lawant (Netherlands) vs. Svetlana Vinnikova (Russia)

67 kg/148 lbs Finals 

  • Anastasiia Nepianidi (Russia) def. Isa Tidblad Keskikangas (Sweden) 

67 kg/148 lbs Consolation

  • Melody Downs (New Zealand) vs. Elenea Kolesnik (Ukraine)

71 kg/156.5 lbs Finals 

  • Steph Glew (Australia) def. Anna Tarasova (Russia) 

71 kg/156.5 lbs Consolation

  • Elina Nilsson (Sweden) def. Tana Te Huia Aroha Lee (New Zealand)

75kg/165.5 lbs Semi-Finals 

  • Laressa Van Emden (Finland) def. Andreja Ivas (Croatia)

75kg/165.5 lbs Consolation

  • Irina Larionova (Russia) vs. Anna Strandberg (Sweden)

Artemis Film Festival to Spotlight Women’s Fight Documentaries & Films

 

artemis-film-festival 3There has been many films that have covered female fighting in one form of another for the past fifty years; from documentaries to major motion pictures.

The new millennium and the increase of female participation in combat sports has saw growth in to many of these stories being told.

The Artemis Film Festival is looking to highlight these stories as they are currently working their first event for April 2015.

They have started an Indie Go Go campaign to help get the event going.

We talked to the organizers Sean Newcombe and Melanie Wise about their inspiration for the festival and how women’s combat sports have been a big part of it.


Wombat Sports: How did the idea of the Artemis Film Festival come about?

Artemis Film Festival: The idea came about through inspiration, really. We have all been devoted to female action films from the standpoint of the sheer joy we have for physically strong female characters, but also from the standpoint of our passion for having a positive effect on the image of women in film and culture. We’ve all been completely focused on writing and creating female action films. We thought that having a film festival focused on female action heroes would allow for people who share our passion for strong female characters to celebrate this genre. We also felt it would be an opportunity to spotlight the power of women in our culture.

We wanted the festival to be a place where the legions of fans who love female action heroes could go and enjoy a array of great films in one place and at one time. (Female action films are a $3 billion industry, so this is not a niche.) The fact that such a festival had never been done before boggled our minds.

By showcasing such films, we could also draw attention to women as heroes, fighters and leaders, rather than as long-suffering wives, dutiful assistants and victims. We hope that we could help change the narrative of how women are portrayed in film.

Lastly, film often reflects and influences how we see ourselves, and celebrating these films, we hope, will help positively influence how women and girls perceive their power and status in culture.

Wombat: Can you tell us about the festival?

Artimis: We plan to show both classic female action films such as “Aliens” and “Kill Bill” and also showcase new films by unknown filmmakers in our festival competition. We want to be a venue that encourages new and unknown filmmakers to make female action films. If there’s an outlet for such films, they are more likely to be made.

We are also going to have an awards ceremony for films in competition and give awards to the women who are both pioneers and stars in female action films made by Hollywood. We have sent many invites to well-known female action stars and expect to hear from them soon. Also, we want to honor stuntwomen, athletes (women’s mma, of course) and female first-responders, such as military women.

W.S.: The culture has shifted in both entertainment and sports in term of female roles. What are you thoughts about the societal change?

AFF: There’s has been a shift in reality, in our everyday lives, but there has not necessarily been a shift in how that reality is portrayed in the media. While Hollywood has recently realized the power of the female action film market, they’ve been slow to broaden their portrayals of women to reflect the dynamism and power that can be seen in women in every aspect of our culture. We hope that our festival will help prod a faster shift to not only more roles for women in film (right now less than one out of every three speaking characters in a Hollywood movie, on average, is female), but to stronger, better roles for women.

W.S.: What kind of reaction have you seen among the female fight community?

AFF: The response from women, generally, has been extraordinary! The women we’ve heard from both in social media and in daily life has been completely positive, passionate and vocal.

With respect to the women’s mma community, we have not heard a lot, unfortunately. We’d love to hear more from them because we are huge supporters of womens mma! We love the sport and we’d love to celebrate it at our festival. Women’s mma is at the forefront of positively shifting societal images of female physical power. (Invicta FC and Tuf 20 are just two examples of that positive shift.) We want to honor that.

W.S.: You have an indie go-go started to make this event happen. What benefits can people expect for supporting the festival?

AFF: They can expect to see a festival which will properly honors the female action genre in a manner it deserves. We’d like our festival to have as broad a reach as possible so that we can include as many of the great films and as many of the women who are part of this cultural gender shift as possible.

Our crowdfunding is intended to allow us to show more classic films, more films from new, unknown filmmakers in the competition and offer a chance to honor the kind of women we mentioned above. We’d also like to make sure that the experience of the people who attend the festival is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

By crowdfunding we feel that we can offer a broader, bolder festival.

W.S.: Anything you want to add?

AFF: We want this festival to be fun, but we also want to open minds. The empowerment of women is at the center of what this festival is about. It’s the soul of it, in fact.

Also, we’d like to say that we love your blog and are big supporters of women’s combat sports!

Thank you for allowing us to talk with you about our festival!

Help us Create a New Wombat Sports

writers-wantedAs I explained in my open letter, I am looking to change Wombat Sports to what it was initially meant to be. I can’t do this on my own, and that;s where you come in.

We are looking for contributors to help with writing articles and covering certain combat sports. You would also get to interview talented athletes in those sports.

The main contributors we are looking for is in women’s boxing, Muay Thai, freestyle wrestling, and BJJ. (We already have some people interested in covering the WMMA portion of the site). The cool things is I have the tools to gain news and info for these sports, just not the time to write it up. You can “learn on the job” if you aren’t an expert on these topics; but being curious is the key thing.

You can learn more about what I am expecting and what benefits come with being a part of Wombat Sports here.

Anissa Meksen Leads Pack in Awakening Muay Thai Awards

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Meksen

French fighter Anissa Meksen had an impressive 2014 and began 2015 with three Awakening Females Muay Thai Awards.

Over half the fans voted to give Meksen the Fighter and Inspirational Fighter of the Year Awards. She also took home KO of the Year with her knockout over Adi Ordem.

Meksen notably won the Enfusion Reality Show this past year.

Fight of the Year went to Jorina Baar’s amazing performance over Cyborg Justino at Lion Fights.

Other winners include Caley Reese (Personality), Dakota Ditcheva (Newcomer) and Janice MacAulay (Amateur).

Enfusion took home Promotion.

In the media area, Wombat Sports took 5th in its first year. Rosy Hayward’s Muay Thai Group on Facebook took the Media Resource honor and 8 Limb’s blogger Sylvie von Duuglas-Ittu took home the “Reporter” honor.

You can read the complete list of winners here.

Wombat Sports Earns 3 Nominations for 2014 Awakening Awards

awards-2014-wmmaIt has been yet another busy year for Wombat Sports and all of our hard work has put us up for some awards from Awakening Fighters.

The website, who helps to report and promote female fighting in MMA and Muay Thai, has announced their 2014 nominees and we have been nominated for two WMMA awards and one Muay Thai award.

This is our second year receiving nominations in the WMMA categories, with us getting nods in both Media Resource (Wombat Sports) and Reporter of the Year (MarQ Piocos).

This is our first year in the Muay Thai voting, with us getting a nomination in Media Resource of the Year (Wombat Sports).

Both sets of awards are open to all fans to vote. They also have awards for Fight, Gym, Promotion, and Fighter of the year, among many others.

Voting is open until  December 30 with the winners announced January 7.

You can vote for the Awakening WMMA Awards here.

You can vote for the Awakening Muay Thai Awards here.

Muay Thai Friday – November 21

Recent Fight Results

Miklasova
Miklasova

On November 14th marked the GirlsPower 60 kg tournament in Liepaja, Latvia.

Anna Tatjana Lie Norum of Norway by decision took home the title after defeating Ivana Miklasova of Slovakia  in the finals. Tatjana would decision Denmark’s Pernille Schjønning in the quarterfinals and get the first round knockout over Latvia’s Karina Jarjomenko in the semi-finals.

Here is the complete tournament results:

Quarterfinals:

  • Seda Duygu Aygun (Turkey) def. Elina Nilsson (Sweden) by decision
  • Ivana Miklasova (Slovakia) def. Daorung Samrong (Thailand) by decision
  • Anna Tatjana Lie Norum (Norway) def. Pernille Schjønning (Denmark) by decision
  • Karina Jarjomenko (Latvia) def. Ratnadiptee Shimpi (India) by decision

Semi-finals:

  • Ivana Miklasova def. Seda Duygu Aygun by KO round 2
  • Anna Tatjana LieNorum def. Karina Jarjomenko by KO round 1

Final:

  •  Anna Tatjana Lie Norum def. Ivana Miklasova by decision

In other action on November 14th:

  • Beckie Hodge (Wales) def. Laura Williams (Jersey) by decision and Tanya Merret (Wales) def. Hayley Battrick (Jersey) by decision in Jersey, British Isles.
  • In KalareStadium, Chiang Mai Thailand, Marilyn (Singapore) defeats Sao Muang Pai (Thailand) Marilyn by knockout round 4

On November 15:

  • Angelique Pitiot (France) def. Anke Van Gestel (Belgium) by 5th round TKO due to doctor’s stoppage
  • In  New Zealand, WMC champion Gentiane Lupi defeated WKBF champion Natalia Teller by decision to win the New Zealand Welterweight tile.
  • Juliana Rosa (Brazil) defeated Ella Tang (Malaysia) by points in Malaysia

News

The-future-of-AwakeningAwakening Fighters are continuing their kickstarter campaign for an all female event next summer in London, England. The event, which will be headlined by Julie Kitchen and Lindsay Haycraft, will also have several possible bouts including Lucy Payne versus Irina Mazepa and Paola Cappucci versus Aleide Lawant. If successful, the event will stream worldwide.

The kickstarter is looking to raise $30,000 to help with the initial costs of the event. A $12 pledge would give you the event stream for free, with greater contributions getting seats to the event, DVDs, and replica belts.

The fund raising effort ends December 4, so donate at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rew-mitchell/awakening-one-kitchen-vs-haycraft to get female Muay Thai the platform it needs to grow.


wck dec 2014WCK Muay Thai has announced back to back cards coming in December in California.

On December 4th, the promotion has four female fights set for the “Ultimate Showdown” card at the Tachi Palace Casino.

MMA star Zoila Frausto will battle Lindsey Marino in the co-main event on the card. Frausto’s sister Stephanie will take on Alexis Asher. Day Day Davis will face Janet Todd and Crystal Parrish will take on a yet to be named opponent.

Two days later at the Hollywood Park Casino, WCK will hold its “Cali 6” card.

Three IAMTF California title fights are set as Natalie Morgan faces Ariana Gomez, Emily Griffen battles Lisa Mauldin, and Cristine Conners squares off with Casandra Costello. In non-title bouts, Amanda De Rose fights Colleen Saylor and Vanessa Gonzalez dukes it out with Irene Tosta.


The trailer for the new all female season of Enfusion was released and the action itself looks pretty crazy. You can watch it here.


Upcoming Fights

tiffany vansoest keilholtz nov 2014Tiffany VanSoest will look to take the  57kg Enfusion World Title from champion Denise Kielholtz Sunday in The Netherlands.

VanSoest (10-1-1) won back to back fights after losing to Caley Reece for the Lion Fights title. She will have a tough task on her hands  with Kielholtz (36-2) who hasn’t lost in the past two years.

The event will stream for free at Enfusionlive.com at 11:30 a.m. pst/2:30 p.m. est Sunday.


Maxwell and Smith Courtesy Brauzen
Maxwell and Smith Courtesy Bauzen

The world famous Madison Square Garden in New York City will host Victory Muay Thai’s 7th card Friday night with three female bouts.

Gabi Maxwell and Gianna Smith will battle for the promotion’s 105 title, while Nicole Richiusa takes on Jess Cacagnaro. In amateur MMA, Katalina Morales squares off with Viktoria Makarova.

No word on if this will be streamed.


Lion Fights will feature a non-televised amateur bout on it’s card Friday.

Boston’s  Elizabeth Silveira will take on Whippany, NJ’s Emily Back at  Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut.


Also this weekend:

  • Caro Abe takes on Michaela Michl at “Heroes Fight Night” in Berlin.
  • At Fast and Furious in Spain, Orellana Alejandro battles Marta Ruzzu

In action next weekend:

  • In Telford, England at Muaythai Unleashed, Christi Brereton (Eng) takes on Helen Wilson (Sco)
  • Aoife Murphy (Ire) faces  Katrin Dierheimer (Germany) and Ferial Ameeroedien(Ire/SA) battles Adi Rotem (Nl) at Enfusion in Dublin, Ireland
  • In Bratislava,Slovakia at W5,  Lucia Kraijkovic (Slovakia) squares off against Julia Berezikova (Rus), Ilona Wijmans (Nl) dukes it out with Thanyokorn Sor Thamachak (Thailand), Natalia Dyachkova (Rus) fights Veronika Petrikova (Slovakia), and Anastasia Yankova (Rus) faces Daniela Graf (Ger)
  • Meryem Uslu (Ger) battles Samantha Van Doorn (Nl) in The Netherlands

 

OKG Showcases Future of Women’s Muay Thai in Vegas

Ochoa Courtesy Fight Life Media
Ochoa Courtesy Fight Life Media

One Kick Gym held a Muay Thai card Saturday night and six girls stepped up to test their skills.

All the female fighters were under 18 and the event was sanctioned by the United States Muay Thai Association (USMTA). Most of the girls were from local gyms, many that feature predominantly Muay Thai training.

In the only female title match on the card, Tiffany Yago of Las Vegas Krav Maga defeated Martinez Muay Thai’s Jasmine Ortiz by unanimous decision in a 105 pound contest.

Syndicate MMA’s  Paris Cesena made a successful debut over Hardknox Gym’s Alluah Nelson, winning by unanimous decision.

In the only finish in the female fights, Aiyanna Ochoa of Martinez Muay Thai defeated PHD’s Taylor Mussay by first round TKO.

This was OKG’s 4th card and they hope to continue to help develop the future of women in combat sports.

Fight Life Media has complete coverage of the card on their Facebook page.

Muay Thai Thursday – July 3, 2014

Courtesy Emanuel Rudnicki
Reece vs. Yildiz Courtesy Emanuel Rudnicki

Weekend Results

In action this past weekend:

  • Caley Reece defeated Dilara Yildiz by points in Australia.
  • Also in Australia, KimTownsend defeated Nuengsian Sitpolek by points
  • Sheena Widdershoven defeated Lauren Huxley by TKO (eye injury) end of round 1
  • Sylwia Juskiewicz defeated  LenaOvchynnikova by points in Poland

News

If you missed out on the results of the Thai Boxing Association amateur tournament, go here. It showcased some of the best amateur fighting talent in North America.


 

The Ultimate Fighter 20 MMA show has several Muay Thai connections in the house.

Among them, Angela Hill (2-0 pro, 14-0 ammy Muay Thai), Justine Kish (WMC 59kg world champion, 14-1 pro Muay Thai), European Muay Thai champion Joanne Calderwood, Fight Girls reality show vet Felice Herrig and amateur Muay Thai champion Tecia Torres. Angela Magana has been training in Thailand for the past year.


Tiffany Van Soest will be heading to Holland November 23rd as she will make her Enfusion Muay Thai debut against Denise Kielholtz. The fight will be for the promotion’s 57 kg title and will stream only in the European markets online. Kielholtz is 36-2 in Muay Thai and is the current champion.

Van Soest is fighting Friday night – more on that below.


Huyer and Van Soest Courtesy Seventh Core Sports
Huyer and Van Soest Courtesy Seventh Core Sports

Upcoming fights

Friday night, Tiffany Van Soest looks to continue her way back to the Lion Fights title as she takes on Sindy Huyer in Las Vegas.

Van Soest (9-1-1) came off her title loss to defeat Lucy Payne in May. Italy’s Huyer (36-6) is on a two fight winning streak and was a runner-up in the Muay Thai Angels tournament.

In action on the untelevised undercard, Christine Ferea faces Amanda Jones and Fanny Tommasino takes on Gabriela Carillo.

The Van Soest versus Huyer fight will air on AXS TV Friday night.


An all female Muay Thai card is set for Freyming Merlebach, France.

In the main event,  Marisa Pereira will face Maëlle Bet in a 51 Kg class A bout.

In other matches:

  • Nicosia Shanell vs. Deniz Dermican 53.5 kg class B
  • Cindy Silvestre VS Vanessa Dewaele 57kg
  • Roxane Collignon vs Shana Verlinde 60kg
  • Natasha Solis Hamann VS Jessica Jeannin 47 kg
  • Emilie Bour vs. Valentine Gomes  57 kg

In other action this weekend:

  • In Spain, Victoria Lomax (Sp) faces Diler Akar (Turkey) and  Sarai Medina (Sp) takes on Matice Erdogan (Turkey)
  • Kate da Silva will make her pro Muay Thai debut against Baby Nansen in Porirua, New Zealand

 

 

TBA Tournament Crowns 2014 Champions

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Lee

The annual amateur Thai Boxing Association tournament took place this past weekend in Des Moines, Iowa with some of North America’s best kickboxing vying for championships in over a couple of dozen divisions. Over a hundred female competitors this year, with some familiar faces from the amateur MMA and kickboxing worlds.

Among the highlights was XFC signee Andrea Lee who won her division. This after winning her last amateur MMA match last week and a kickboxing bout the week before.

Here are all the female winners from this past weekend.

You can see complete results from the TBA tournament here.


Class A Champions

  • Regan Gowing Flyweight 95.1-105
  • Janice MacAulay Featherweight 115.1-125
  • Kelsey Andries Middleweight 155.1-165
  • Andrea Lee A Ladies Lightweight 125.1-135
  • Melissa Karagianis Featherweight 115.1-125

Class B Champions

  • Stephanie Miller Bantamweight 105.1-115
  • Candice Mitchell Featherweight 115.1-125
  • Robin Macmillan Lightweight 125.1-135
  • Amy Hester Welterweight 135.1-145
  • Ashley McBride Super Heavyweight 195.1 and Up

Class C Champions

  • Shannen Manlangit C Ladies L Atom 102.1-107
  • Jennifer Cichon C Ladies L Straw 107.1-112
  • Giulia D’Ambrosio C Ladies L Fly 112.1-117
  • Shelby Marchand C Ladies L Bantam 117.1-122
  • Laura Marturano C Ladies L Feather 122.1-127
  • Victoria Wilson C Sr Ladies Lsr Light 125.1-135
  • Lisa Ziegler C Ladies L Light 127.1-132
  • Camille Britton C Ladies L Super Light 132.1-137
  • Melissa Demelo C Ladies L Light Welter 137.1-142
  • Alicia Guzzo C Ladies L Welter 142.1-147
  • Paula Piilonen C Ladies L Super Welter 147.1-155
  • Linda Simba C Ladies L Super Middle 165.1-175
  • Drea Hudson C Ladies L Heavy 175.1-195
  • Charleen Pokornik C Sr Ladies Lsr Super Heavy 195.1 and Up

Girls

  • Savannah Foden Open Featherweight 115.1-125, Age 13-14
  • Alejandra Cardoza Class C Featherweight 115.1-125, Age 15-17
  • Summer Bronco Open Junior Middleweight 68.1-78, Age 10-12
  • Inez Jaurequi-Perez Open Junior Middleweight 68.1-78, Age 10-12

xIonx Joins Wombat Sports as a Sponsor

XionX_LogoWombat Sports seals another partnership as xIonx has signed on as a sponsor.

Dr. Howard Fidler, DC, the Director of Sports Performance for the company, has worked with some of the best sports athletes including Mike Tyson, pro wrestlers, golfers, and Olympians. His work with MMA fighters, including many female fighters, have gained “Doc Howie” a reputation as a go-to for pain relief and body alignment.

The xIonx bands were tested the man himself, giving them to his patients hoping to debunk it like some of those other performance bands on the market. Athletes proved the bands work; giving them improve energy, fell less fatigued, and helps with muscle soreness and faster recovery. As a user myself, I can attest the band has helped me with balance and the occasional headache.

If you you press the link and buy a band, part of the proceeds goes back to us to help us expand coverage on the site. xIonx always helps support female fighters in multiple ways.

Welcome to the family xIonx and Doc Howie!

Wombat Sports Partners with MMA Somnia

mma somina logo whiteWombat Sports is proud to announce it’s newest sponsor MMASomnia.com.

MMA Somnia is dedicated helping female fighters getting what they need to succeed. They sell women’s boxing, MMA, and Muay Thai gear and we felt that they fill a much needed spot in terms of helping the sport succeed.

We encourage our readers to give ourselves and MMA Somnia suggestions on what they would like to see them carry so we can help them grow and give you the tools you need.

When you shop at MMA Somnia via our link, Wombat Sports will get a commission so we can continue to expand coverage.

Please help support us and MMA Somnia as we both try to make female fighting even better.