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Girls fight back

Girls fight back

May 06, 2020 12:56 PM
Girls fight back

Girls fight back

Azerbaijan`s first female MMA and K1 professional fighter Suad Salimova breaks all stereotypes about women in martial arts. In her interview the 27-years-old athlete spoke about her journey to the world of fierce battles. Suad Salimova has been interested in martial arts when she was only 16 years old. Since that time, the young athlete realized that she just could not imagine her life without mixed martial arts. So, she decided to switch from kickboxing to MMA. Since 2017, she has been professionally involved in kickboxing and MMA fights at the international level.  Now the fighter successfully represents Azerbaijan on the world stage. Her journey to the word of martial arts official started in Italy. "My first fight took place in Rome in December. After that I decided to continue my journey because this sport has everything that I like. I think life is all about battles that you should win keeping your head up. All you need is patience, perseverance and willingness," she said Speaking about her most memorable MMA fights, Suad Salimova mentioned her kickboxing rival in Moldova two years ago. The most memorable kickboxing fight took place in December, 2018. It was a very fierce fight with Nadejda Kantir. Neither blood nor pain stopped her. Although the victory went to her opponent, Suad Salimova demonstrated unbelievable strength, which made the fight even more spectacular and memorable. For Suad Salimova, hard work, strong character and most importantly perseverance are key elements for victory. The athlete has always stayed true to martial arts and never gave up.

 

 

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