Two female champions collide, finally

November 29, 2019
The highly anticipated match between two female champions Somsurat Rangkla (VIC) vs Whitney Tuna (WA)The highly anticipated match between the ladies is WA’s own two-time state champion Whitney Tuna pitted against Victoria State champion Somsurat Rangkla on the maincard of Rebellion 23, November 30. Two state champions finally collide, despite never crossing paths before coming up through the ranks of the junior bantamweight division (52.16 kg).The local hero Rangkla, training out of 8 Blades in Victoria under the guidance of Superboy Meunsang, Rangkla holds a record of nine fights for six wins. Originally from Thailand, Rangkla is Known for her formidable right kick and counter fight style. Her most recent victory was over Selina Small at Warriors Way in October. The last time Rangkla fought on the prestigious promotion I was back in March 2018, at Rebellion 18 for the WMC Victorian Junior Bantamweight Title.

WA’s own Whitney Tuna travels across the Great Australian Bite to challenge Rangkla in her home town. Tuna, no stranger to interstate competition, has previously defeated female stars in their home town with notable wins over Queensland’s Jada Ketley and Tiah Steinhardt. Tuna also defeated Spring Sia back in 2017 by judges decision.

The success of these two female champions may be attributed to their Thai dominant leadership – Rangkla’s 8 Blades Head Coach Superboy Meunsang, renowned for imparting his razor sharp, counter fighting style; whilst Tuna’s coach, the flamboyant Jack 300 who is known for work rate, skill and aggression combined with Pamorn Martdee’s strategy and fight read IQ.

Rebellion Muay Thai November 30, is scheduled for 5×3 minute rounds under full Thai rules. Also on the same card is a star studded lineup including Champions Gym team mate rematch between Chris “Killer” Watt vs Alex Ilijoski (VIC), recently crowned Lion Fight Champion Ramesh Habib vs Frenchman Adam Noi and in the main event Perth’s Jordan Godfredtsen vs Thailand’s Denapho Numponthep in the main event. Champions Gym’s Johnny Callaghan (4-1-0) will step up to take on Victoria’s Ryan Shepherd (6-1-3) on the tail end of the undercard event “Roots Muaythai 13”.

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