Sunday, 02 June 2013 08:01
In yet another outstanding show, history was made last night at Warriors Cup XVII. The East Coast's first ever full rules female Muay Thai bout took place, followed by the first ever full rules female title fight. The female title fight, for the vacant Warriors Cup female 138 pound title, featured Christina "X" Peteraf vs. Laurel "The Cookie Monster" Holloway, and was a non-stop barn-burner. Both women refused to take a step back and both fought like champions. In the end, Holloway won a close but unanimous decision and is now the reigning Warriors Cup champion.
There were two other title fights last night as well. In the Warriors Cup 155 pound division, champion Rich Brattole was in beast mode and looked devastation in stopping talented Jovan Davis. Brattole came out and established a furious pace, working his opponent over with punches and kicks. He finished Davis in the second round, and in do so had the crowd on its feet.
In the Warriors Cup 130 pound division, champion Rudy Felix showed why he's the champ in winning a lopsided unanimous decision over tough Youyoung Cho. Cho was game but Felix was quicker and landed some big punches and kicks throughout the fight to retain his title. It was yet another great performance for Rudy Felix.
In the night's main event, a professional rules Muay Thai match featuring MMA star Lyman "Cyborg" Good vs. Strahinja Ivanovic, Good lived up to Cyborg nickname by putting his opponent on blast for five grueling rounds. Ivanovic showed great toughness in the match, but Good never let up, coming forward every minute of every round. His body shots were a thing of body, and they set up his head shots. Ivanovic never gave up, however, and he threw right back at Good. Good won the match by unanimous decision to remain undefeated in his kickboxing career.
Overall, it was yet another great night of action at the Warriors Cup, which is far and away the best Muay Thai promotion on the East Coast. The next Warriors Cup show is September 7, and I am already looking forward to it. Here are the official results from last night's bouts: