**UPDATED: Fourteen-time Muaythai World Champion Julie Kitchen (44-8) of Cornwall, England, will seek an unprecedented 15th world title when she meets undefeated World Boxing Council (WBC) and current World Muaythai Council (WMC) World Champion Miriam Nakamoto (14-0) of Dublin, CA, for the World Championship Kickboxing (WCK) Women’s Champion of Champions title in the five-round main event of a 10-fight international Muaythai fight card starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, August 18, in the Events Center at Pala Casino Resort and Spa.
The main event will feature the two best female stand-up fighters in the world. Kitchen, known as the “Queen of Muaythai” for her 14 world championships, is recognized as the most successful female fighter ever in the United Kingdom. Nakamoto, “the Queen of Mean,” has won six world titles and became the first American-born female fighter to win the World Boxing Council Super Lightweight World Championship when she knocked out Luxembourg’s Claire Haigh in the first round on August 21, 2010 in Haikou City, China in a WCK Muaythai event.
“This will be the best female fight of this decade,” said Dennis Warner, the president of In Sync Productions. “This will be the Ali vs Frazier of female fighting. Both of these women are recognized as the best stand-up pound-for-pound fighters in the world. In Sync Productions has been promoting female stand-up fighters since 1989, and Kitchen vs Nakamoto is certainly what the fans want and this fight won’t disappoint.”
In the other women’s title fights:
Lena “Hunter” Ovchynnikova (8-2) from Lviv, Ukraine, will meet Emily Bearden (16-6) from New York City, USA, for the International Kickboxing Federation (IKF) World Super Bantamweight Championship.
**Jemyma “The Golden Girl” Betrian (13-2) of The Netherlands will fight Tiffany “Time Bomb” Van Soest (8-1) from San Diego, CA, for the International Karate Kickboxing Council (IKKC) World Super Bantamweight Championship.
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