The Julie Kitchen Story – Part 1. On April 19th 1977, as Ivor and Lynn Barrett blissfully held their newly born second child at Truro Hospital, Cornwall, England – they would have no idea that this vulnerable little girl would carve her name in history as one of the all-time greatest martial artists in the world. This little girl, of course, was Julie Kitchen.
The Julie Kitchen Story – Part 2. Returning to work after maternity leave, she found the hours impossible. The management, by now extremely fond of Julie, didn’t want to let her go so they trained her up to work part time as a wages clerk. This was a job that held a lot of responsibility and she enjoyed it very much.
Monthly Most Viewed – Mar 2014. In case you have wondered which female fighter profiles have received the most visits this month, then wonder no more! Here is the third “Monthly Most Viewed” article showing you March’s top ten most viewed fighter profiles on the Awakening register.
Maritzarda Hersisia Interview. Maritzarda Hersisia is a Dutch female Muay Thai fighter under Ben Boekee, Team Thriving. She is also a Champion in Sanshou, let us not forget that!
Tanya Merrett “with kindness and respect”. An interview with Tanya Merrett. Tanya Merrett is a National Muay Thai Champion fighting out of Eagles Muay Thai in Cardiff, Wales under Lee Power. You’d be hard pushed to find someone who’s met Tanya and doesn’t love her, she is an absolutely lovely girl.
Lauren Huxley “I will dominate and win”. Lauren Huxley, aka The Hatchet, is a 16 year old Muay Thai fighter who has already made European Champion. She fights out of WPT Wales, Swansea and relentlessly excites audiences with her fearless and technical style.
Vicky Church Interview. Vicky Church is an English Muay Thai fighter from Touchgloves Gym in Cornwall. She started out in martial arts with Taekwondo, achieved a 2nd Dan Black Belt and won a myriad of medals and awards. She fights Lauren ‘The Hatchet’ Huxley on March 23rd for a British Title in what has all the hallmarks of an epic fight.
Victoria Lomax Interview. Victoria Lomax is a 23 year old Muay Thai and K1 fighter from England, who actually fights out of Spain. She faces Lucy Payne on March 23rd and aims to take the Awakening World Title from her. We decided to chat to her and throw some questions her way in the run up to the fight.
Every day for the next four days, we’ll be posting a Judgement Day 2 article, one for each of the four female fighters competing at the event. We have an interview with Victoria Lomax; who challenges from the Awakening World Title, and both Vicky Church and Lauren ‘The Hatchet’ Huxley who face each other for a British Title.
Hatice Ozyurt talks MMA. Recently Muay Thai fighter Hatice Ozyurt (aka The Turkish Delight) posted a new promo video to her Facebook Athlete Page. We decided to take a look at it and discuss a few things.
Monthly Most Viewed – Feb 2014. If you have wondered which female fighters are getting the most traffic, wonder no more! Here is the second instalment of “Monthly Most Viewed” and February’s top ten most viewed fighter profiles on the Awakening register.
Iman Barlow vs Maritzarda Hersisia Pt.2. Here’s a handful of photos from the Iman Barlow vs Maritzarda Hersisia event in Melton Mowbray last weekend. It was for the Golden Belt World Muay Thai Title.
Iman Barlow vs Maritzarda Hersisia. We bring you the full Muay Thai world title fight between Iman Barlow and Maritzarda Hersisia – plus behind the scenes footage.
Welcome to the fourth and final part of our WMMA dissection of the 15 new Invicta Fighting Championship’s signees. Today we’ll be discussing the Bantamweights and Featherweights (there’s actually only one female fighter in the later). If you would like to read about the other weight divisions then don’t forget to visit the other three articles in this series.
This is the third part to our WMMA run down of Invicta Fighting Championship’s 15 new signees. Today we’ll be taking a look at the Atomweight and Flyweight divisions. For the benefit of those that have stumbled across this article, we decided to talk about the Strawweight signings yesterday – as this was the division that was hit hard by the UFC 20 announcment.
Yesterday you might have seen our overall introduction to the fifteen new Invicta Fighting Championship signees. For the next three days we will be taking a look at each of these Women’s Mixed Martial Artists, and giving you our take on them. As we mentioned in the last article, we have decided to the split this into four articles because of the potential length of the subject.
On Valentine’s Day last week, Invicta Fighting Championships were sharing the love within the Women’s Mixed Martial Arts community by announcing fifteen exciting new signings from around the globe! Female fighters from eight countries to be exact: United States, Brazil, New Zealand, Netherlands, Poland, Canada, Belgium and Mexico.
Hatice Ozyurt, aka The Turkish Delight, is a Muay Thai World Champion from the Netherlands. At just 26 she can be considered a prolific female fighter – Starting at age 13, she has over 100 fights under her belt and a jaw dropping record of 71 wins, 7 losses and 3 draws!
Originally from France, Annabelle Gely is a Muay Thai fighter living in London, England. She is a European Champion and has a record of 12 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw. We decided to catch up with her in the run up to her world title fight against Hatice Ozyurt on February 22nd at Battle Under the Tower in Holland.
You are set to fight fellow Brit Christi Brereton on February 22nd in Telford, UK for the UKMF British Title at 55kg. What can you tell us about Christi? “Christi and I were due to fight a few years ago when she was 17. It was on a UKMF show and I think for a title. The fight was pulled the day before the weigh in. It was massively frustrating for both of us
Alexis Rufus is an experienced Muay Thai fighter from London, England – fighting out of Stars Gym. She is also two times European Champion, and five times World Champion. As 2014 begins, it makes her ninth year as a female fighter with a record of 28-6-0 – and we are delighted to bring you this interview.
Christi Brereton is a female Muay Thai fighter from Exeter, UK. She fights out of Gym Chaos in Okehampton, UK and at 21 years old she is already a WPMF World Champion, a title that she impressively won at the age of 14! Christi now has a professional record of 10-3-1 and is actively looking at raising her profile and making more of an impression on the world stage.