Dean awarded split decision at Epic 16 muaythai show in Perth
Lloyd Dean (r) and Jordan Godtfredsen (l) after their lightweight muaythai encounter at Epic 16 muaythai promotion on Friday, March 31, 2017 in Perth, Australia / Pic: Emanuel Rudnicki

Muaythai promotion Epic 16 was held on Friday March 31 in Perth.

Epic 16 was a fifteen-fight bill hosted at Herb Graham recreation centre in Mirrabooka, WA. The program comprised a series of male and female muaythai bouts in both, professional and amateur classes. The West Australian and interstate competitors battled out live on Pay-Per-View.

Local athletes Lloyd Dean of Riddlers Gym and Jordan Godtfredsen of Kas Sok Muay Thai squared off in the main event. The bout proclaimed as the “war that lived up to all the hype” went on distance. After five rounds of action Dean won via a split decision.

Also on the night George Mann defeated Barrie Oliver by decision. Cory Smith defeated Tyler Hardcastle by TKO in Round 2. Stephanie Glew earned a decision against Anita Boom. In the state championship bout Victoria Callaghan took a decision against Saksia Vaughan as well as defended the title.

Earlier on the card Richard Lockett earned a decision against Jason Train. Similarly Maddie Duiker took a decision against Kerianne McKay. Whitney Tuna took a split decision against Spring Sia.

In addition, Lukas Sayer defeated Jake Hickey by decision as well as Jesse Woodhouse scored a decision against Cam Bulley. Leo Ngyuen took a decision against Mark Millar and Riley Anastas took a decision against Moe Zaedi.

Craig Bovill defeated Darren Charkowski by TKO in Round 1. Mandy Hooper took a decision against Joe Sutton. In the first fight of the evening Michael Herbst defeated Jhett Nelson by split decision.