Yolanda Schmidt takes a unanimous decision over Alicia Pestana in the women’s muaythai bout on Saturday, 9th July 2016 in Perth, WA.
Yolanda ‘The Springbok ‘Schmidt traveled from Sydney to the capital of WA aiming to prove wrong. Indeed, there were a few of those proclaiming a fiasco for the 2015 Australia’s fighter of the year. To beat titled Alicia ‘Guns’ Pestana certainly seemed to be not an easy job.
The women’s bantamweight muaythai bout saw everything from natural beauty to power shots. It included a clean striking demonstrating the school, a high level of intelligence, as well as a simple desire to be the champion. After five rounds of action, the judges were left with no doubts, pronouncing the guest from New South Wales as the winner of the contest.
“I’m happy with the outcome, however I feel I could have done more,” Schmidt said after the fight.
“Although more was not necessary for the win, this is just me being hard on myself.”
“I’m happy that things we trained came through in the ring. Thank you again to my team.”
By all means Sydney’s Yolanda Schmidt displayed the Veni, Vidi, Vici performance, earning a unanimous decision. Alongside with her Perth’s fans, the ‘King of Carnage’ Nathan Corbett from Queensland presented at the event, supporting the representative of Eastern state. Conclusively, ‘The Springbok’ received an award of the Female Fighter of the Night.
“An amazing feeling of being acknowledged for doing what you love to do. This makes me love my job even more,” she said.
This was the second West Coast journey Yolanda Schmidt accomplished in two years. She also updated her record to 18-4-1. She is due to return for Nemesis 12 Perth fight night to defend her WKN title in 2017.
Last May Yolanda Schmidt earned the bronze medal for Australia at world championship in Sweden. Her next venture is set for Thailand.