Muay Thai star Julie Kitchen spars with Tom "Kong" Watson ahead of her WCK title bout on August 18th (Photos)Posted on August 16, 2012, 03:14 PM by Anton Gurevich
Ronda Rousey and Sarah Kaufman are not the only female fighters making headlines this weekend.
On August 18th, fourteen-time Muay Thai champion Julie Kitchen (44-8) will step inside the ring to face Miriam Nakamoto (14-0) for the WCK Champion of Champions title in Pala, California. Kitchen and Nakamoto are widely considered as the best female Muay Thai fighters on the planet, headlining what coul well be the biggest event in WCK history.
Here's how the promoters describe the match-up:
“This will be the best female fight of this decade,” said Dennis Warner, the president of In Sync Productions. “This will be the Ali vs Frazier of female fighting. Both of these women are recognized as the best stand-up pound-for-pound fighters in the world. Sync Productions has been promoting female stand-up fighters since 1989, and Kitchen vs Nakamoto is certainly what the fans want and this fight won’t disappoint.”
Similar to Ronda Rousey and other top female MMA fighters, Julie Kitchen is no stranger to training with guys. In preparations for her encounter with Miriam Nakamoto, Kitchen sharpened her striking skills with no other Tom "Kong" Watson - former BAMMA Middleweight champion, who will make his UFC debut at UFC on Fuel TV card in Nottingham, England.
As always, LowKick.com photographer Scott Hirano was at the right place at the right time to bring the following photos of Kitchen vs. Watson sparring session.