Yolanda Schmidt Fighter of the Year Nominee
Yolanda Schmidt / Photo: Memobox Studio

Hands down, this season the Springbok from New South Wales has been showcasing an outstanding performance.

Yolanda Schmidt is nominated for Australian female fighter of the year titled as the WKN Australian champion, Muay Thai Australia National champion and IFMA 2015 World championship bronze medalist. Furthermore, out of nine bouts this year, “the Springbok” ended four by the way of KO/TKO, updating her record to 18-15 (6KO/TKO)-2-1.

WKN National title win brings World’s recognition

The notable win of the WKN title was seen last May in West Australian Perth, when Schmidt has taken the TKO win via cut by the elbow-strike over Emma Graham.

The victory has opened a big door for Schmidt, since she was noticed across the World. Additionally, renowned Warriors Of The Mongkon have outlined Schmidt’s WKN title achievement with a special post in their media.

Defeating Thai elite in Thailand at World Championship

Schmidt has been a part of Muay Thai Australia national team, which has competed at IFMA world championships last August in Bangkok. This is where she has taken the win over famous Thai Chomanee, as well as climbing to semi-finals and securing bronze medal.

Qualified for 2016 World Championships in Sweden

Finally, last October Schmidt has competed at 2016 National Team selection on the Gold Coast, QLD. The winners are due to represent Australia at the most important start of the year next May in Sweden. Schmidt has beaten Pia Salgado, gaining required qualification.

Yolanda Schmidt is nominated for 2015 Female Fighter of the Year, which is also challenged by Christina Jurjevic (NSW), Melissa Anderson (QLD), Samdra Brew (ACT) and Melina Yung (QLD). The award ceremony is held on December 12 in Sydney, NSW.

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Parviz Iskenderov

Parviz Iskenderov is a muaythai fighter from Perth, Australia. He is a former national champion of Belarus, and also a finalist of IFMA European Cup. He is an editor and journalist at FIGHTMAG. He covers national and world news. Iskenderov is also the WKN (World Kickboxing Network) international coordinator for Australia.