Muay Thai – Kelly Defeats Kitchen; Kielholtz Takes Tournament Crown
Two big Muay Thai events happened this past weekend as we start to wrap up 2012 in the sport.
In a clash of Muay Thai champs, The UK’s Amanda Kelly defeats fellow Brit Julie Kitchen via split decision at the Muay Thai in America card in Playa Vista, CA.
Kelly was aggressive in the first two rounds of action, but Kitchen started to gain some ground in the last three rounds. It wasn’t enough as Kelly gets the upset victory. Kelly improves to 31-1-1, while Kitchen lost her second straight fight to a top ranked Muay Thai fighter.
Meanwhile, Europe’s Enfusion Muay Thai reality show concluded it’s season with the conclusion on their 132 pound women’s tournament in Slovenia.
Throughout the season, the female fighters were the team captains to their male counterparts.
Four fighters make it to the semi-finals as American Lindsay Scheer took on Denise Keilholtz (Holland); while Chajmaa Bellakhal (Morocco) took on Lucy Payne (England). Payne and Keilholtz would both get unanimous decision wins advancing to the finals.
In what was an action packed match, Keilholtz would get the majority decision win to be crowned tournament champion.