Girls competing in combat sports isn’t only in the United States.
Europe continues to see more and more girls looking to make fighting a career. Great Britain’s Yanida Driscoll is no exception. The 11 year old has already won titles in kickboxing not only locally but in Europe. Her latest being WFMC British Ring Kickboxing Champion.
Four fighters took home gold medals at the IMMAF World Championships Sunday in Las Vegas.
Coming off her 2015 IMMAF European strawweight title, Bulgarian Aleksandra Toncheva adds the IMMAF World title to her resume defeating Poland’s Aleksandra Rola by armbar in round 1. She also remains undefeated at 6-0, having only started fighting in November of last year. Continue reading IMMAF Crowns 2016 World Champions→
InvictaFC 17 loses a bout, but gains a new fighter.
Mizuki has dropped out of her match with Aline Serio due to injury, so Kaline Medeiros has stepped up to take her place. Medeiros (6-4) has a KO of the Year win over Stephanie Eggink, and has a kimura win over Sarah Payant in her Bellator bout last year. The fight is still announced at strawweight.
Julia Jones is out of her InvictaFC debut against Tessa Simpson due to injury, so the match has been scrapped.
Over two years ago, Lynn Le had a vision: to make female fight gear that actual fit and was more reliable.
Le soon began her journey giving creation to Society Nine, a company that will change the combat sports world as a whole. Her kickstarter found huge support, garnered her some awards, and got needed funding to get started.
It wasn’t easy though. Pressure to deliver a completed and well working product is a monumental task. Le and the company had to deal with delays due to find more appropriate vendors for materials, dealing with factories that need to manufacture the products just right, and finally getting the gear in the hands of the individuals who paid good money for a high quality product. Society Nine was able to pull through the hurdles and deliver their product as promised.
After signing with Bellator a few months ago, Keri Anne Taylor-Melendez was also announced to be on the GLORY portion of the upcoming Dynamtie Supercard. Tuesday they announced her opponent.
Pro debuter Hadley Griffith will step up to take on Melendez at the Bellator/GLORY co-promotion September 19th in San Jose. The fight will take place at 120 pounds.
Wife of UFC star Gilbert Melendez , Taylor (2-1) is returning to action after several year off in kickboixing. Griffin has had an extensive amateur background in MMA and kickboxing and looks to make an impact.
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.
Some of the world’s best Muay Thai specialists are in the home country of the sport to see who will stand atop the mountain.
The IFMA tournament will take place over the next two weeks with fighters from over a could dozen countries traveling to Thailand. Some big names in women’s Muay Thai including Valentina Shevchenko and Anke Van Getsel.
The first 2 days of the tournament has seen some great action, with some of the bouts being streamed live at Channel.theworldgames.org.
Below are the results so far. We will continue to get results posted as they become available. Tournament ends August 23rd.
Day 1 Results
48 kg/106 lbs
Tessa Kakkonen (Finland) def. Jill Campart (Switzerland) by TKO Round 1
Renata Shvets (Ukraine) def. Galina Popova (Russia) by decision
Nongnaen (Hanphan Rattanaphon) (Thailand) def. Anastasiya Kalashnikava (Belarus) by TKO round 2
Sveva Melillo (Italy) def. Mengjing Wang (China) by decision
Sofia Olofsson (Sweden) def. Alena Mishchuk (Belarus) by TKO round 1
Natalia Diachkova (Russia) def. Akar Dilek (Turkey) by decision
Namtarn (Likittrakul Sopapan) (Thailand) def. Sarah Rankin (Australia) by decision
Yolanda Schmidt (Australia) def. Chommanee (Teahiran Yadrung) (Thialand) by points
Mariya Valent (Belarus) def. Hong Nga Truong Thi (Vietnam) by TKO round 2
Ekaterina Vinnikova (Russia) def. Jinin Li (China) by decision
Jennifer Guerrero (USA) def. Jade Taylor (England) by decision
Sandra Bengtsson (Sweden) def. Nina Scheucher (Austria) by decision
Anke Van Gestel (Belgium) def. Kaya Sumran (Turkey) by decision
Sandra Brew (Australia) def. NongKiff (Tabtrai Kesinee) (Thailand) by decision
Nili Block (Israel) def. Jacqueline De Beer (South Africa) by TKO round 3
Valentina Shevchenko (Peru) def. Kaoutar Houkman (Morocco) by decision
Laressa Van Emden (Finland) def. Haddoubi Soukaina (Morocco) by decision
Kayleigh Mcgregor (England) def. Duannapha Mor Rattana Bundit (Panumat Thanthawa) (Thailand) by points
Day 2 Results
Kristan Armstrong (Australia) def. Phetsangkhat Mirka (Finland) by decision
Janet Coakley Todd (USA) def. Barbara Bontempi (Italy) by decision
Ranes Arlyn (Philippines) def. Naryanaswamy Tejashwini (India) by TKO round 1
Myriame Djedidi (France) def. Nina Schumacher (Germany) by decision