Kelsey Andries

Muay Thai World Champion

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Fight vs Jamie Droeske 2.0

Fight vs. Jamie Droeske 2.0, May 18, 2013, Fists of Fury Medicine Hat, AB

The rematch! Jamie wanted to fight me again, this time under her preferred rule set Kickboxing. It was harder training for this fight because I had never exclusively trained kickboxing before, and I like the clinch so taking that out limits my tools. 

In addition, the weigh ins were the same day as the fight, and we were meeting at 150lbs. I changed my nutrition substantially leading up to this fight to ensure I was 150lbs upon waking so I wouldn’t have to cut weight and fight on the same day. Mentally I felt very strong, I suspect because I had already fought her so I knew what to expect (or at least I thought I did).

The fight was tougher than the first time we met. We both went super hard in the opening minute and after the first round Kru Trevor had to remind me to stay calm, use my range and throw my cut kick….hard. So that is what I did in round 2 and 3. I won by unanimous decision and actually, during a few moments of the fight, felt the first inklings of having fun in a fight.

Fight vs Jamie Droeske

Fight vs Jamie Droeske - September 8, 2012 - Journey Fight Series, Calgary, AB

Shortly after my first fight the “I don’t want to do that again” faded and I was ready and excited for another fight. My coach set me up with Jamie, a much more experienced fights. She had a several fights and I have only fought once. Trevor said I could beat her and I believed it. I had to clear this fight with my husband because the fight was set on our wedding anniversary! 

 

The fight started slow but once we engaged Jamie pushed forward. She was aggressive and did not stop moving forward regardless of happened in the fight. She had experience on me and I had strength on her. She came from a gym that trains more Kickboxing than Muay Thai so I made sure to use the clinch as much as I could because I suspected she would not be comfortable there. I won the fight by unanimous decision.

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