Vittoria Di Mauro wins Girl Power 8 kickboxing tournament
Girl Power 8 Bedzin: Vittoria Di Mauro wins eight-woman knockout tournament | Pic: Facebook I Like Zaglebie/Kasia Litwinowicz / WKN

Girl Power Kickboxing made its Polish debut on June 7 producing episode 8 in the city Bedzin. The event featured a knockout tournament with eight international competitors battling it out for WKN belt. To win the contest, the contender had to collect three wins during one evening, going through quarter-final, semi-final and final. The ultimate result saw Vittoria Di Mauro coming out victorious.

In the opening round the Italian fighter scored the decision against the representative of the country-host Barbara Nalepka. In the semi-final she defeated Diane Schembri of Malta, also by decision.

The championship bout featured Di Mauro up against another local athlete, Katarzyna Jaworska. On the way to the final the latter defeated Italian Marika Pagliaroli and her Polish-fellow Karolina Mlynik. After three-rounds of action the representative of Italy was awarded the decision, consequently taking all tournament as well as WKN strap.

Co-promoted by “Superkick” Cezary Podraza with a support of Mayor of Bedzin, Mr. Lukasz Komoniewski, Girl Power 8 Bedzin followed a previous episode produced in Kladno, Czech Republic, after a series of events held in Bulgaria and Latvia. President of World Kickboxing Network Stephane Cabrera attended the show.

The complete fight results from Girl Power 8 can be found below.

Girl Power 8 Bedzin results

Quarter-Final
Vittoria Di Mauro (Italy) def. Barbara Nalepka (Poland) by decision
Diane Schembri (Malta) def. Olga Gavrish (Ukraine) by KO R1
Karolina Mlynik (Poland) def. Wiktoria Mirecka (Poland) by decision
Katarzyna Jaworska (Poland) def. Marika Pagliaroli (Italy) by decision

Semi-Final
Vittoria Di Mauro (Italy) def. Diane Schembri (Malta) by decision
Katarzyna Jaworska (Poland) def. Karolina Mlynik (Poland) by decision

Final
Vittoria Di Mauro (Italy) def. Katarzyna Jaworska (Poland) by decision