Girl Power 5 Stara Zagora (Final)
The fifth and final episode of Girl Power Kickboxing Season 1 airs live on SFR Sport 5, B1B Action TV and FITE Pay-Per-View on Friday February 9. The event takes place in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, featuring eight featherweight competitors battling out in one-night knockout tournament. To take all the contender has to collect three victories going through quarterfinal, semi-final and finale. Prestigious WKN championship belt is on the line.
Last week World Kickboxing Network finalized the fight card of the upcoming show. On Wednesday the organization presented the tale of the tape of fighters battling out on the night.
The 22-year-old French star Mallaury Kalachnikoff (21-1) is a current WKN European lightweight champion. Fighting out of ASJR Saint-Raphael under the patronage of Badri Rouabhia, she is the winner of Girl Power 2 Stara Zagora last year.
Representing Ridvan Akin, Irem Akin, 22, of Turkey is undefeated in 12 bouts. She is Gold-medalist at IFMA Muay Thai World championships 2014, as well as the winner of Girl Power 3 Sunny Beach.
Czech fighter Tereza Dvorakova, 26, holds the 33-11, 2 KO record. Trainer by Pavel Maier in Prague, she is the winner of Girl Power 4 Varna.
Marina Spasic, 23, of Serbia is WKN International featherweight champion. Coached by Nikola Pavkovic at KBK Sindelic in Belgrade her resume includes 27 victories and 6 losses.
The 29-year-old Iliana Gelebova (4-2-1) represents the country-host of Girl Power 5 Stara Zagora. Fighting out of Bourgas, Bulgaria she is trained at Samurai Gym by Nikolay Atanasov and Nikolay Stoyanov.
Joana Nwamerue, 26, is the second Bulgarian fighter featured on the card. Coached by Krasimir Gerginov, she is a National champion with the 54-15-1 record.
Selma Baltic, 24, is the National champion of Bosnia and Herzegovina in boxing and kickboxing. With the current 20-5 record, she is trained by Muhamed Sabanovic at Gazija Gym in Sarajevo.
The 27-year-old Monika Babic (22-9) of Croatia is the four-time National champion. Fighting out of Zagreb under the patronage of Beneta Leon she is the most recent addition the roster of the upcoming event.
American Hall of Fame referee Steve Smoger is expected to officiate the bouts. The lineup can be found below.
Girl Power 5 Stara Zagora fight card
Mallaury Kalachnikoff (France)
Irem Akin (Turkey)
Tereza Dvorakova (Czech)
Marina Spasic (Serbia)
Iliana Gelebova (Bulgaria)
Joana Nwamerue (Bulgaria)
Selma Baltic (Bosnia)
Monika Babic (Croatia)