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
Rosy Hayward is an award winning Muay Thai journalist and is the head of the Female Muay Thai Group on Facebook. She is guest reporting for us on the Yokkao 13 event which happened in Bolton, England March 22.
(Photos Courtesy Yokkoa)
Stefania Picelli and Brian Calder organised the latest episode of Yokkao, a global promotion bringing class and style and beautiful Muay thai to fight fans the world over. At 57kg the co–main event is a Full Thai Rules match over 5×3 minute rounds and sees Bernise Alldis (England) versus Tanya Merret (Wales).
The setting is beautiful, fighters make their entrance through a backdrop mimicking a starlit sky, Yokkao logos and branding emblazon the stage and all ringside personnel creating a blended scene on which the fighters and the sport is thrown into vivid relief.
This is Alldis’s comeback fight following a lengthy time out. A much admired star of the sport, news of her return caused a stir internationally, her weight category is populated with legendary talent and the prospect of her adding to it with a successful showing tonight is tantalising. This is a big occasion, with much dependent on the outcome, is that pressure weighing on her?
Bernise Alldis is about to climb over the ropes and jump in at the deep end of the sport again… Pressure? Her fight persona is shark like; the deep end is where she is most at home.
Tanya and Bernise meet center ring for round one and go straight to business no pacing themselves in consideration of the 15 minutes of battle that will follow. When clinching Bernise gets 3 trips for an edge in the dominance stakes early on
Round two reveals that in the clinch both are strong, Bernise lands some well placed right knees , Tanya has looked dangerous with her right hand landing to Bernise’s head. Bernise has a really rangy teep that coupled with a head kick serves her well and tripping Tanya in the clinch it looks like she has the techniques to take control of the fight at all ranges.
In the third round Bernise ‘s left elbow is landing well At clinch range Tanya’s strength shows and she is nullifying the attacks there. The action has been see- sawing in the fight but Bernise begins to pick her shots toward the end of the round: teep to the face, right elbow, boxing and kick combinations reign in without an equal response.
Tanya goes for the clinch in the 4th, her best range, Bernises’s boxing and teep are very sharp outside and Tanya works on closing the range, for a while they are trading shots
When the 5th round starts both fighters have a load of ammunition left. A clinch early on has them trading knees and looking for opportunities with elbows … Tanya is cut . Bernise disengages from clinch range as blood begins to flow down Tanya’s face and zones in on the cut like a shark after its prey. As much as Bernise has learnt her skills and technical excellence – her fight style has a stripped back quality , instinctual, primal, efficient… to say she makes it look easy doesn’t cover it She doesn’t ‘make ‘ … she is. The essence of a fighter courses through her. Jab, teep, elbow it is chilling to see Bernise’s intensity as she targets that cut… like a shark on the attack, it isn’t malicious it is just how animals at the top of the food chain are -born to it. A stoppage is on the cards as an elbow lands, a spinning elbow follows and then the bell . Tanya took the fight to points, Bernise takes the win.
I wondered if Bernice would carry on. Was that a toe in the water or are there more matches in line?