Fighters battle for glory at tourney

It is now in its fifth year, and Lowveld Fight Club’s (LFC) Brandt Ehlers said that they wanted to expand to different types of martial arts. “This year we had various categories such as semi, light, kick-light, full contact, low kick and K1 rule fighting. We had more or less 80 fighters from as far as Pretoria, Witbank and Middelburg.

“I am very excited to see what we can do to improve the tournament.”

Athletes from LFC of Barberton, Lowveld Kickboxing of Mbombela and White River, Wolves Marital Arts Academy, RCFA of White River, XKT of Middelburg, Lowveld Fight Club of Machadodorp and Titans from Pretoria, battled for glory.

Lowveld Kickboxing from Mbombela and White River’s athletes received 14 gold, 15 silver and 11 bronze medals.

Full-contact fights 
• Dejan Nel (Titans) gold, Jean Lotter (Wolves Martial Arts) silver
• Duval Coetzee (Wolves Martial Arts) gold, Wayne Swart (Lowveld Fight Club) silver
• Alicia de Wet (Lowveld Kickboxing) gold, Nicole Pentz (Lowveld Kickboxing) silver
• Cowun Geyer (Titans) gold, Dyllan Klaassen (Lowveld Fight Club) silver
• Mathew van Zyl (Lowveld Fight Club) gold, Cihan Geyer (Titans) silver
• Ronnie Engelbrecht (Titans) gold, Jacques Calitz (XKT) silver
• Luniel van der Merwe and Kian van der Merwe, (Lowveld Kickboxing) draw.

Carli Koch
Sports Editor

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