Anderson vs Church

Photo Credit: Kelly Smith for AwakeningAnderson vs Church

Anderson vs Church

We had worked with both Grace Anderson and Vicky Church before so we were extremely excited for this one.  It was to be a last minute K1 fight at CSFC Challengers 2, in which Vicky standing in and not at her usual fully trained level.  Having an in-depth knowledge of each fighter’s style, and indeed being friends with both really spices things up.  Grace is an MMA fighter and strong woman who is very focused. Vicky is an unpredictable Muay Thai fighter, and with a Taekwondo background, you can be sure to see head kicks in her fights.

Before the fight we spent some time back stage with each of them. Neither of them knew anything about the other, so they really didn’t know how things would go. Grace was put in the unfortunate position of being a helper of the event, we witness her running around arranging the other fighters and doing a lot of leg work. There is no doubt that having to work before the event itself was going to impact her performance, we don’t blame Grace at all, but her management for putting her in that position.  Vicky on the other hand was doing what you’d expect, relaxing before the warm up.

As each of the fighters entered the cage, the anticipation was unbearable for us.  Here were two completely different styles of fighting, you could almost say it was power vs flexibility.

Unfortunately what we said earlier about Grace having to work all day on the event impacting her performance was right.  Not to take anything away from Vicky’s performance because she was as explosive as ever. Vicky won all three rounds with her aggression, pace and technique.  Grace was not on the back foot by any means however, she was moving forward the whole time, she just didn’t seem to have a full tank as we imagined might happen.  Grace is very classy in defeat though, it has to be said.

 

Grace Anderson Awakening Profile
Vicky Church Awakening Profile

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 10.0/10 (3 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: +3 (from 3 votes)
Anderson vs Church, 10.0 out of 10 based on 3 ratings
This entry was posted in Events, News by Rew Mitchell.
Rew Mitchell

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.
October 30, 2017
November Female Fight Fixtures and Results

Fixtures & Results November Female Fight Fixtures and Results The most comprehensive list of female fights scheduled for November 2017 in the world. 147 fights / 27 countries << Prev Month Next Month >>

Monthly Female Fight Fixtures and Results
September 27, 2017
October Female Fight Fixtures and Results

Fixtures & Results October Female Fight Fixtures and Results The most comprehensive list of female fights scheduled for October 2017 in the world. 219 fights / 27 countries << Prev Month Next Month >>

Monthly Female Fight Fixtures and Results
September 17, 2017
September Female Fight Fixtures and Results

Fixtures & Results September Female Fight Fixtures and Results The most comprehensive list of female fights scheduled for September 2017 in the world. 180 fights / 27 countries << Prev Month Next Month >>

Monthly Female Fight Fixtures and Results
August 1, 2017
August Female Fight Fixtures and Results

Fixtures & Results August Female Fight Fixtures and Results The most comprehensive list of female fights scheduled for August 2017 in the world. 228 fights / 27 countries << Prev Month Next Month >>

August Female Fight Fixtures and Results
July 4, 2017
July Female Fight Fixtures and Results

Fixtures & Results July Female Fight Fixtures and Results The most comprehensive list of female fights scheduled for July 2017 in the world. 294 fights / 27 countries << Prev Month Next Month >>

Monthly Female Fight Fixtures and Results
June 1, 2017
June Female Fight Fixtures and Results

Fixtures & Results June Female Fight Fixtures and Results The most comprehensive list of female fights scheduled for June 2017 in the world. 249 fights / 27 countries << Prev Month Next Month >>

Monthly Female Fight Fixtures and Results
April 26, 2017
May Female Fight Fixtures and Results

Fixtures & Results May Female Fight Fixtures and Results The most comprehensive list of female fights scheduled for May 2017 in the world. 260 fights / 27 countries << Prev Month Next Month >>

Monthly Female Fight Fixtures and Results
April 2, 2017
April Female Fight Fixtures and Results

Fixtures & Results April Female Fight Fixtures and Results The most comprehensive list of female fights scheduled for April 2017 in the world. 249 fights / 27 countries << Prev Month Next Month >>

Monthly Female Fight Fixtures and Results
February 28, 2017
March Female Fight Fixtures and Results

Fixtures & Results March Female Fight Fixtures and Results The most comprehensive list of female fights scheduled for March 2017 in the world. 274 fights / 27 countries << Prev Month Next Month >>

Monthly Female Fight Fixtures and Results
February 1, 2017
February Female Fight Fixtures and Results

Fixtures & Results February Female Fight Fixtures and Results The most comprehensive list of female fights scheduled for February 2017 in the world. 169 fights / 27 countries << Prev Month Next Month >>

Monthly Female Fight Fixtures and Results
January 26, 2017
Awakening Female Muay Thai Awards 2016 Results

Awakening Female Muay Thai Awards 2016 results Female Muay Thai Awards 2016 Results

Awakening Female Muay Thai Awards 2016
January 26, 2017
Awakening Women’s MMA Awards 2016 Results

Awakening Women’s MMA Awards 2016 Results Women’s MMA Awards 2016 Results

Awakening Women's MMA Awards 2016
January 1, 2017
January Female Fight Fixtures and Results

Fixtures & Results January Female Fight Fixtures and Results The most comprehensive list of female fights scheduled for January 2017 in the world. 156 fights / 27 countries << Prev Month Next Month >>

Monthly Female Fight Fixtures and Results
December 26, 2016
Nominations are now open

Nominations are now open The nomination stage of the Awakening Awards has begun and you are invited to submit your nominations!

Awakening Awards 2016 - Noms
December 24, 2016
The Awakening Awards 2016 Are Coming!

The Awakening Awards 2016 Are Coming! It’s that time of year again folks. The fourth annual Awakening Female Fighter Awards are coming!

COMMUNITY FEEDBACK
Related Articles
Marcela Soto
6000th Profile Milestone!
Website 3.1
Website 3.1
Judgement Day 2: Payne vs Lomax
Judgement Day 2: Payne vs Lomax
Awakening One Campaign Feedback
Awakening One Campaign Feedback
Smash 9 – Iske vs Hodge
Smash 9 – Iske vs Hodge
July Female Fight Fixtures and Results
July Female Fight Fixtures and Results
New Features on 2.0
New Features on 2.0
Rousey vs Carmouche
Rousey vs Carmouche
Knapp talks Cyborg’s Lion Fight
Knapp talks Cyborg’s Lion Fight
Fight Week
Fight Week: January 12th 2015
Fight Week
Fight Week: Feb 9th 2015
Girl Fight: A Muay Thai Story
Girl Fight: A Muay Thai Story
Kitchen vs Nakamoto
Kitchen vs Nakamoto
Female Fighters Unite
Female Fighters Unite
August Female Fight Fixtures and Results 2014
August Female Fight Fixtures and Results 2014
Julie Kitchen
Julie Kitchen Interview
A review of BookMartialArts.com, a martial arts themed travel website
A review of BookMartialArts.com, a martial arts themed travel website
The historic NCWB1 is fast approaching
The historic NCWB1 is fast approaching
prev next