Australian Yolanda Schmidt defeats Thai Saifa sor Suparat on Monday February 27 in Chiang Mai.
Muay Thai fighter out of Sydney Yolanda Schmidt caused an upset. She went up against a defending champion Saifa sor Suparat. The female contest was for the 55 kg Thaphae Boxing Stadium title.
Scheduled for five rounds championship bout ended prior the final bell. Following the warm up in the first, “The Springbok” started to show the dominance in the second. After executing a fury of uppercut elbows in the clinch, she finished the contest with the right cross to the body in Round 3.
“I felt calm in the fight. She was very ‘rangey’ and I caught some of her teeps [front-kicks] and kicks. Looking back, I think I could have fought better,” Schmidt told fightmag.com.au this morning.
“I cut her quite bad with an elbow, not sure how many stitches. I worked her body a lot with punches. Cross to the body is what eventually stopped the fight.”
From early January Yolanda Schmidt (23, 9 KOs – 6 – 1) has been training and fighting in Thailand. She has added 2-1 record to her complete tale of the tape. She returns to Australian shore on March 12. “The Springbok” is back to the birthplace of “The Art of Eight Limbs” again in April. She partakes in the World Muay Thai Angels tournament.
In addition, Menai High School teacher in NSW, Yolanda Schmidt is a multiple Australian national title holder as well as a two-time bronze medalist at IFMA world championships. A credited fighter certainly has the world title shot on her bucket list in the near future.