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Many factors influence the judges scoring during a bout. They may have preferred boxing styles and tactics that influence the awarding of points, some may favour technical skills whilst others have a preference for power. This is one of...
Earlier this month, I spent a week in New York City. I was there on a shoot with makeup brand Maybelline, so most of my time was spent working. If you follow my Instagram, I shared some behind-the-scenes footage of...
Fitness training for Muay Thai needn't be complicated. You can go a long way toward improving your conditioning with a small number of core exercises. If you base most of your fitness work around the exercises I'll discuss today then...
A series of punches thrown nonstop in succession without break in between is commonly known as a combination Being a boxing coach watching many rounds of sparring and bouts, I notice boxers place emphasis on scoring with single power punches...
A counterpunch is a punch that immediately follows an opponent’s punch exploiting openings created in their defence from the attack An effective counterpuncher relies on defensive skills and reflex acquired from rounds of focus mitt and partner drills becoming instinctive,...
Carnage Diary: Recap Lion Fight 53 Las Vegas Following the event in Dublin, Ireland last month, Lion Fight 53 was something very special. It was the promotion's 10-year anniversary and first time back in Las Vegas since 2017. The old Downtown...
Here I will be discussing proven tactics used when sparring or competing against a southpaw boxer. This is a frequent question I get asked at Boxrite. Below are pointers that are not only applicable for boxing but combat sports...
Muay Thai is known as the "Art of Eight Limbs" which includes eight points of contact, such as: punches, kicks, knees and elbows. I have previously written several posts covering training tips for beginners, as well as fighting ideas...
Lion Fight kicked off 2019 with a bang launching the year last month in Los Angeles. We then took the show on the road presenting our second event this past Saturday (Mar. 16) in Dublin, teaming up with Capital...
Fighting for KO These days the crossovers in combat sports emerge as often as in the popular TV shows such as Arrowverse on The CW or One Chicago on NBC. We've all seen a blockbuster featuring boxing great Floyd Mayweather...
Last month was an eventful one. Following the coverage of UFC 234 in Melbourne, I shot another campaign with Ford Australia (more on that soon). This month, I'll be staying in Melbourne and plan to get my training back...
Lion Fight 53: Las Vegas March 30th is the night Lion Fight makes its come back to Vegas after two years. An outdoor event at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC) will be the setting for an action packed...
Editor's Blog The year kicked off with UFC 234 held mid last month in Melbourne. It was my third visit to the Australian capital of kickboxing since 2012, when a number of World Kickboxing Network title bouts were held in...
Lion Fight Promotions on CBS Sports The year has taken off with a Big Bang kicking off Muay Thai event "Lion Fight 51". An action packed fight card was held this past Saturday (Feb. 16) at the famous Memorial Coliseum...
UFC 234 was held in my home town of Melbourne, Australia last weekend (Feb. 10). After spending time shooting in Sydney last month, it was nice to be able to come home to cover the event for FIGHTMAG. Fight week...

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Lilian Dikmans
Lilian Dikmans is an Australian model, actor, Muay Thai fighter and founder of Real Food Healthy Body. She is a feature writer and presenter at FIGHTMAG.