This past weekend saw just a sole female bout of not, though one that was genuinely worth noting as Thai teenager Buakaew Onesongchaigym (6-2-1) stepped up to the top level. Unfortunately however Buakaew couldn't match the talent or overall skills of experienced Mexican Mariana Juarez (38-7-3, 16).
Whilst Buakaew was out classed she gave her all against a fighter who is earning a reputation as an Asian beater. In fact Buakaew's name has been added to a list that includes In-Young Lee, Asami Shikasho, Shindo Go, Tenkai Tsunami and Riyo Togo as Asian's who have been beaten by "Barbie" Juarez.
Despite the loss the experience of fighting such a great fighter could well help Buakaew develop her skills and talent as she looks to mix in world level on a regular basis.