In what was a pretty close battle until the end, Tiffany Van Soest showed her tenacity and great sense of timing to get land a head kick to get the victory Friday night at Lion Promotions Muay Thai in Las Vegas, which aired on AXS TV.
Van Soest (now 6-0-1) used her speed in the first round, with Rufus using the clinch to neutralize it in the second. Van Soest took a close third round as both were implementing their game plans. Round four saw Rufus getting the upper hand before Van Soest was able to land a head kick followed by a left and right to end the fight via TKO.
You can see an animated gif of it below.
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In other action, Vivian Leung (2-2) evened her record as she defeated Katie McGray via unanimous decision. Leung’s experience proved to be the factor as she controlled all five rounds.
In a preliminary card bout, Fanny Tommasino defeated champion Jessica Rico by unanimous decision to win the USMTA Regional Title.