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Kiara Fegen and Genevieve Tuson are two South African fierce fighters to know and applaud in Mixed Martial Arts. The MMA warriors both secured podium places at the World Championships thanks to a fighting spirit that inspires us all:


Tirana, Albania (28 November 2023) — Two South African MMA female fighters pulled all the stops on their way to international podium glory; defending Team South Africa’s position as a ‘perennial powerhouse’ in Mixed Martial Arts.

Kiara Fegen and Genevieve Tuson gave South Africa two shining reasons to be proud thanks to their bronze and silver wins at the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation World Championships in Albania’s Tunisia.

Fegen (2022’s gold medallist alongside Philani Shabalala) won bronze this year in the Seniors Lightweight division; facing off against opponents from Kazakhstan and the USA to earn her podium placement. In another division, Tuson secured silver in the Juniors Straweight stretch after a fierce fight for gold.

The competition saw competitors from all over the world vie for medal moments; representing the pinnacle of mental and physical discipline.

These powerhouses stand tall among other South African champion fighters, like Luke Griffith who became the champion of Europe earlier this year, and Herman Maene who maintained his status as South Africa’s kickboxing champion for three years.

Meanwhile, in other recent podium placers to know and praise, para surfer Jean-Paul Veaudry surfed competitive waters to a bronze victory and then made a comeback like no other in another event.

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