Julieth “Mamasita” Luque kicked off the weekend with a bang on, debuting on Friday in her first amateur Muay Thai fight on Young Guns #9 (Geelong). Matched with a particularly tough fighter from Fight Club, Julieth fought aggressively and managed to score an 8 count on her opponent and was very closing to scoring a knock out. Congratulations on your win via UPD Julieth, a fantastic result for your debut match!
On Saturday at Path to Hex 3, the Absolute MMA team went 2-1-1. First up, Anthony McLoughlin had a tough day but gained plenty of experience in his TKO loss.
Finnian Kinsella was up next, and with great poise and excellent sprawls against a strong grappler, picked his opponent apart for a unanimous points decision win. Congratulations on almost scoring a TKO finish Finn!
Ridz Wan stepped into the octagon next, giving up a considerable reach advantage in his match up. He was victim to a knee to the groin not once, not twice, but THREE times in the fight. His opponent had 2 points deducted, and with steely determination Ridz went on to win the match with a split point decision.
Super Choi Sung Wook brought us home with a excellent fight against his well matched opponent. The to and fro battle ended early when Choi sustained an unintentional eye poke and was unable to continue. The fight went to the judges decision and end with a majority draw.
Coaches Lukas Catubig and Dave Lescai were very happy to see all four fighters represent the gym well, with excellent skills and sportsmanship being displayed before and on the day. All four fighters are in good health post-match – Ridz’ balls are where they are supposed to be again, and Choi’s eye should make a full recovery.
(Photos: Albert Xavier, Kyle Morgan, Ridz Wan, and Choi Sung Wook)