Competition Results From SHEfights: #BeBoldForChange

With the dust having settled from SHEfights: #BeBoldForChange, we’re left with a lot of emotions. To see such an outpouring of support for the hard working nak muay ying was incredible; over 600 spectators and participants filled the Toronto Estonian House from wall to wall from start to finish. The energy in the building did not dim for one moment, lasting from the first 4 junior bouts all the way to the main event.

Photos and videos of the event will be released as they come available. All the competition was recorded in its entirety, and after weigh-ins athletes had the opportunity to share their stories on camera and discuss gender equality in muaythai and beyond. We’re currently in the process of editing these videos and will be sharing them through the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur and UN Women.

Thank you to In Fight Style and Skechers Canada for being amazing partners for the event. To Bully Be Gone for speaking about women empowerment and provide our youth some protection against the cold this winter. To Singha Beer and Soi Thai Street Food for always being there to support muaythai events and the Thai community.

Thank you to the 19 clubs that participated, and the 26 athletes that showed us their strength. Thank you to our community leaders Jenypher Lanthier, Laura Vuculescu, Mina Reyes, Audree Charbonneau, Ashley Nichols, & Janice Lyn for presiding not just over the event, but also over Ontario muaythai. Thank you to SHEspars and Jennifer Boffo for setting up a community movement And a very special thank you to our incredible, hardworking staff for keeping everything held together the entire night.

Awards of Achievement

Best Wai Kru Yueyao Zhong of Ayothaya Muay Thai

Best Athlete Laura Chiaravalloti of Krudar Muay Thai

Fight of the Night Brenda Vargas of Lanna MMA vs Effie Chan of Southside Muay Thai

Competition Results

1. Junior 10-11 C Class: 40 to 42 kg (88.2 to 92.6 lbs) Thalia Benson of TKO Fighting Arts (0-0-0, 0 Demo) vs Brooklyn Greer of Kawartha Combat (0-0-0, 2 Demo) Thalia Benson by Unanimous Decision

2. Junior 10-11 C Class: 33.4 to 35.4 kg (73.6 to 78 lbs) Emily Vigneault of Redemption Muay Thai (1-0-0, 0 Demo) vs Sophia Elia of Muay Thai Niagara (0-0-0, 0 Demo) Emily Vigneault by Unanimous Decision

3. Junior 14-15 C Class: 63.5 to 67 kg (140 to 147.7 lbs) Rayanna Santiago of Milton Muay Thai (0-0-0, 1 Demo) vs Julia Wilson of Loyalist Martial Arts (0-0-0, 0 Demo) Rayanna Santiago by Unanimous Decision

4. Junior 14-15 C Class: >71 kg (>156.5 lbs) Brianna Kellum of TKO Fighting Arts (1-0-0, 1 Demo) vs Emma Redeye of Muay Thai Niagara (0-0-0, 0 Demo) Emma Redeye by Unanimous Decision

5. Elite C Class: <45 kg (<99.2 lbs) Maryann Siochi of Krudar Muay Thai (0-2-0, 1 Demo) vs Sahila Subendran of York Muay Thai (0-0-0, 2 Demo) Maryann Siochi by Unanimous Decision

6. Elite C Class: 54 to 57 kg (119 to 125.7 lbs) Laura Chiaravalloti of Krudar Muay Thai (0-0-0, 1 Demo) vs Fiona Wong of W.O.L.F. Academy (0-0-0, 2 Demo) Laura Chiaravalloti by Referee Stoppage

7. Elite B Class: 48 to 51 kg 105.8 to 112.4 lbs) Katrina Velasquez of Brampton Muay Thai (2-0-0, 3 Demo) vs Danielle Letini of Loyalist Martial Arts (2-2-0, 0 Demo) Danielle Letini by Unanimous Decision

8. Elite B Class: 54 to 57 kg (119 to 125.7 lbs) Vanessa de Belen of Kombat Arts Academy (2-1-0, 1 Demo) vs Alexandra Crowder of Kawartha Combat (4-1-0, 1 Demo) Vanessa de Belen by Referee Stoppage

9. Elite B Class: 51 to 54 kg (112.4 to 119 lbs) Yueyao Zhong of Ayothaya Muay Thai (0-2-0, 3 Demo) vs Tyya Emberly of Lanna MMA (3-2-0, 2 Demo) Tyya Emberly by Unanimous Decision

10. Elite B Class: 48 to 51 kg (105.8 to 112.4 lbs) Lina Le of Training Ground (2-1-0, 3 Demo) vs Kathleen Stanley of Old School Muay Thai (0-0-0, 5 Demo) Lina Le by Unanimous Decision

11. Elite A Class: 60 to 63.5 kg (132.3 to 140 lbs) Miranda Burrell of Warrior Muay Thai (0-2-0, 11 Demo) vs Josie Lidberg of Minnesota Martial Arts Academy (2-5-0, 2 Demo) Josie Lidberg by Retirement

12. Elite B Class: 54 to 57 kg (119 to 125.7 lbs) Effie Chan of Southside Muay Thai (2-1-0, 4 Demo) vs Brenda Vargas of Lanna MMA (0-0-0, 6 Demo) Brenda Vargas by Split Decision

13. Elite Open Class: 51 to 54 kg (112.4 to 119 lbs) Yumiko Kawano of Krudar Muay Thai (7-5-0, 10 Demo, 0-1-0 Pro) vs Janet Todd of Boxing Works (15-5-0, 1 Demo) Yumiko Kawano by Unanimous Decision