Post by Vassago on Aug 27, 2021 11:03:11 GMT
Karolina Kurkova vs Anne Vyalitsina
(Lioness Club vs BBU Independent)
(13-10, 10 KO vs 4-4, 4 KO)
Results: BBU; Story: Vassago
BEFORE: Lanky Czech model Karolina Kurkova never quite lived up to elite expectations stymied by Rochelle Wiseman and Sayuki Matsumoto over the years but she scored quality wins over Doutzen Kroes or Helena Mattsson in the process as well. One might argue timing was always wrong for Karolina but she remains an ultra competitive floater even at age 37. On the other hand we have Anne Vyalitsina who defeated elite contenders Belen Rodriguez and Petra Nemcova earlier this season already and might enter immediate lightweight title picture IF she can complete the triffecta over Kurkova here in Barnet tonight!
Karolina Kurkova wears a red bikini set & blue gloves. Long blonde hair tied in a sleek ponytail. Anne Vyalitsina wears a light blue bikini set & black gloves. Long blonde hair tied in a sleek ponytail. The fight is scheduled for ten rounds in the lightweight division.
Karolina tries to set up the early charge but bounces off the fellow blonde's high guard and has to soak up an overhand response which allows Anne to dominate the close range action thereafter. The Russian model cuts a confident figure and simply lets it rip over the which glues Kurkova to the spot. The Czech model enjoyed a great win over Ana Beatriz Barros at the VS 'War in Heaven' tournament earlier this month but she looks a little sluggish here in the opener as Vyalitsina takes advantage of that wear & tear and cracks more clean shots into her opponent's face which sends Kurkova into a hectic retreat come the final minute.
Anne must have done her homework as she keeps slugging it at the older woman and outworks Karolina by the numbers. The Czech model tries to stay in the slugging lane but gets picked off too often for comfort and has Vyalitsina taunting her after a nasty uppercut combo makes the older blonde yelp in pain. Ugh! More hits from Anne dissect the fellow blonde's guard and Karolina struggles to put up a competitive fight even if the Russian's punches don't seem to carry much real venom for the time being.
Karolina finally tries something different and catches Anne off guard by thumping it up her gut to assume the early command. She keeps working on the Russian's body and slumps her on the heels as the footwork just isn't there to escape the slugging drive. A quick flick upstairs rocks Anne on the chin and allows Karolina to drill more head-hunting leather as she drops the younger model onto the ropes and rallies around that suspect body guard. She wraps Vyalitsina into a belting vacuum and leaves her gasping for air at the bell.
Anne comes in hot but bounces off Karolina's forehead and gets whacked on the solar plexus with arguably the biggest punch of the night! Ugh! Anne folds forward with a whimper and eats immediate uppercut blast that destroys her high-guard and rocks her head before the Czech woman SMOKES her with a drilling left hook on the ear! DOWN GOES VYALITSINA!!! The Lioness turnaround is complete as Karolina gloats over the fallen opponent only for Anne to shout back at her in Russian! She gets up from her knees at six and wants immediate payback alas Kurkova keeps her honest with more aerial bombs that squash Anne's lips into a swollen mess come the bell. Huh! Anne is still furious and can't stop mouthing off in Russian which earns her a loud dose of jeers from the Barnet audience.
Things get even rougher for Anne early in the fifth as she eats a thumping bomb on the lips that triggers blood spillage and stuns her in disarray when Kurkova connects with more uppercuts on the jaw. Mobility was never Anne's calling card - it almost never is for these lanky models - and Karolina tears it up to drop her onto her heels before another booming hook on the ear SPINS VYALITSINA FACE-DOWN on the canvas!!! Ho-hum!!! Guess that War in Heaven practice proved to be very useful after all? Anne manages to rise onto all fours but she has to soak up a quick count and just can't make it all the way in time! She sits on her heels with her back turned towards the cheering opponent and this one is over!!! KO5 Karolina Kurkova!!!
AFTER: The Czech model is too far removed from mounting a proper run at the divisional straps but she can still pack a mean punch and she twerks over the kneeling Russian who is in no mood to seek revenge anymore! "Hey, we've got some vodka and caviar for you at the afterparty Wanna come?", she mocks Anne's national cuisine and still earns a swift response: "I could always beat you at the drinking game! I hope you pass out drinking all that shitty beer anyway!". Karolina just laughs off that comment and both women add extra value to the afterparty when they arm-wrestle for supremacy as well. However even Denise van Outen has lost count how many shots of vodka or glasses of beer were spend before this overtime action materialized.
Official Result: Karolina Kurkova def. Anne Vyalitsina KO5.