Amateur muay thai standout Bekah Irwin has an opponent for her professional debut at GLORY 63.
Irwin, who has won multiple IFMA honors and is just 18 years of age, will face Stephanie Skinner at the event, which takes place on February 1 in Houston, Texas. Glory writer John O’Regan named Skinner as the opponent in an article on the GLORY website.
Skinner, 28, is probably best known as an MMA fighter. According to MMA record-keeping website Tapology, she has compiled a pro record of 5-7 and competed for top female MMA promotion Invicta. Nicknamed “The Scrapper”, she lists Thai boxing and Brazilian jiu-jitsu as her martial arts background.
Irwin hails from the Houston area, and trains out of the Heritage Muay Thai gym. Given her impressive amateur pedigree and young age, she may be a prospect to keep an eye on.
Not much info could be found on Skinner’s kickboxing background. Whether her cage experience can translate into an advantage against a young debutant remains to be seen. A win over Irwin could open doors for Skinner in the sport of kickboxing, as there are a number of talented super bantamweights on the GLORY roster.
The Irwin-Skinner bout is scheduled to be broadcast as part of the GLORY 63 Superfight Series on UFC Fight Pass. The GLORY 63 Superfight Series takes place before the GLORY 63 main card, which is headlined by featherweight champion Petchpanomrung Kiatmookao defending against former champion Serhii Adamchuk.