Australian female muaythai fighter of the year Yolanda Schmidt kicks off new chapter.

Last season the busiest girl-fighter in the country, South Africa born living in Sydney, Yolanda Schmidt has achieved, let’s say “enough”, to knockout Australian Muay Thai Awards. Among everything, prestigious WKN National title win in Perth late May glued Schmidt’s name to the wall of the international notability.

The victory over Thai star Chomanee in Bangkok at IFMA Royal World Cup in August was the next significant raise, as well as the bronze medal for the pride of the country. Furthermore in October Schmidt went through the following Team Australia selection on the Gold Coast, and got qualified for this year World Championship in Sweden.

Schmidt finalized the season with a pro record of 18 fights with 15 wins, one draw and two losses.

Schmidt is fighting out the PTJ Muay Thai camp in Sydney, under the patronage of Andrew Parnham, who is also a prominent promoter of “Real Hero” and “Siam to Australia” fight nights. The number one girl in the country Schmidt set her goals towards the world’s stage, versing international opponents. Indeed, she has one more challenge to go through in Land Down Under.

On April 9 Schmidt will venture to Brisbane to fight Samantha Brown for the WBC National belt. Brown has been around for quite a while, with this match hanging in the air for some time too.

Last September Brown fought in Spain where she faced a defeat from Eva Naranjo. As a fact, Brown replaced Schmidt due to the event organizers having an “issue” with Schmidt’s South African passport, despite her Australian permanent residency.

The Schmidt Vs. Brown challenge seems to bring every aspect of the fight, except of love to be lost.

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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.