Kitchen; Shevchencko Take Home Wins at Muay Thai Premier League
It was an exciting night of female fights on the Muay Thai Premier League card in Long Beach, CA Friday nights.
Julie Kitchen vs. Martina Jindrova
Kitchen starts laying in kicks early, keeping pressure on Jindrova. Kitchen works some knees and elbows in the clinch. Kitchen looks strong coming out of the round.
Kitchen continues to work the knees in the clinch over and over. A jumping push kick bu Kitchen, but Jindrova took Kitchen to the floor with a hip throw. Kitchen regains her composure and continues her kicks to end the round.
Kitchen picks up the pace in round 3, landing combos and kicks. Although Jindrova is countering, she is being backed up by Kitchen. Kitchen trapped Jindrova in a corner, landing short punches and elbows.
Julie Kitchen def. Martina Jindrova via unanimous decision
Valentina Shevchencko vs. Angelique Pitiot
Pitiot hit a push kick to the body. Shevchencko comes back with several lefts. Knees in the clinch by both fighters. Shevchenko hits a spinning back kick to the body. Close round but giving the edge to Shevchenko.
Pitiot sweeps Shevchencko to the floor. They clinch with Shevchenko throwing Pitiot to the ground with Shevchenko hitting a solid elbow. Shevchenko utilizes the jab and lands a kick as the round ends.
Shevchencko dumps Pitiot again to the ground. They clinch and exchange knees. Pitiot attempts a flying knee, but Shevchenko catches it in mid-air. Shevchenko clinches, dumping Pitiot . Close round, but Shevchenko ends it strong.
Valentina Shevchencko def. Angelique Pitiot wins by split decision
The next MPL card will be in Padvoa, Italy Oct. 8, with two more Long Beach cards in 2012. The Italy card will feature Italy’s Chantal Ughi will face Ilona Wijmans of the Netherlands.
Here is the complete schedule:
October 8, 2011 – Venice/Padova, Italy
November 5, 2011 – Amsterdam, Netherlands
December 5, 2011 – Bangkok, Thailand
January 17, 2012 – Los Angeles, California
February 20, 2012 – Marseilles, France
April 6, 2012 – Canada (Semi-Finals)
May 25, 2012 – Los Angeles, California (Finals)