5000th Female Fighter Profile

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5000th Female Fighter Profile

5000th Female Fighter Profile

Melissa Grant

It was only in May when we were celebrating adding our 4000th profile to the Awakening Female Fighter Database. We had no idea that we would be adding our 5000th profile so soon! When we relaunched the website back at the start of the year we had 2900 profiles, meaning it had taken 5 months to add just over 1000 profiles. However the last 1000 profiles have been added within three and a half months, so the increase in rate at which female fighters are being added is very evident!

So who is the 5000th female fighter to be added? Her name is Melissa Grant, an amateur Muay Thai fighter from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia with a record of 4-0-0. We asked her when and why she first started martial arts and she replied…

Melissa Grant

“I started Muay Thai when I was 19-years-old for self defence. I got bashed in a park when I was 11 so I wanted to learn to defend myself. I joined a fighter’s gym and trained for 3 years before having my first fight at 23. I won my first 4 fights by unanimous decision. After a 4-year break, I returned in 2014 and started training at The Pitbull Kickboxing Gym & Muay Thai.”

She had taken a break from fighting due to a couple of large life altering events; a breast cancer scare, and an upsetting break up with her then fiancé. Melissa is now back and ready to battle in the ring!

Melissa Grant

A three other interesting facts about Melissa are; she is also a model, she has a small percentage of Aboriginal ancestry, and her fight name is ‘Melicious’.

Melissa Grant Facebook Athlete Page

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This entry was posted in Awakening, Fighter Related, Muay Thai by Rew Mitchell.
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About Rew Mitchell

President and founder of Awakening. Rew does whatever possible to support female martial artists in gaining recognition.An avid fan of Martial Arts, with a training history that began at an early age in Judo. Practicing this art was fairly short lived and only lasted two years due to family financial difficulties. It wasn't until age fifteen when training restarted with Kickboxing, and shortly after Kung-Fu. Rew finally settled on Wu Shu Kwan (Chinese Boxing), and for a couple of years trained between four and eight hours a day and took part in several displays, but only competed in a couple of exhibition fights.If time ever becomes available again, Rew longs to start training in Muay Thai.
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