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Friday, December 28, 2012

Ladies Steal Show at Moscow Kickboxing Tourney

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Ekaterina Vanderieva

Queens of the Ring

(RT.com) Despite a winning display by the men's world champion, two women kickboxers had the most spectacular bout of the W5 Fighter tournament in Moscow. Kickboxing fans witnessed a treat at the seventh edition of the international W5 Fighter series.

In the first of the night's three main events, Russia’s Natalia Diachkova topped Slovakian Kristina Landtnerova on a point decision, despite fighting at what she said was less than her best.

World and European Muay Thai Champion Ekaterina Vanderieva stole the limelight, proving her dominance against fellow Slovakian Mihaela Bonchakova.

The Belarusian was in control from the start, but despite heavy pressure Bonchakova managed to hold on until the end. Vanderieva won all three rounds on the score card, adding yet another victory to her name.

In the final fight of the night, former world champion Vladislav Koshel blitzed Netherlander Leandro Tam of the Netherlands. Tam was saved by the bell in the first round, but the Ukrainian finished him off early in the second.

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