Meksen Glory Newcomer Award Winner for 2017

Anissa Meksen’s win over Tiffany Van Soest earned the veteran kickboxer Glory’s Newcomer of the Year award, the promotion announced today.  Meksen received a larger number of votes than the talented Alim Nabiyev, who impressively defeated Nieky Holzken in December. The voting was by fans online.

Many fans were unfamiliar with Meksen prior to her unanimous decision win over Van Soest, and her win is considered an upset by some observers. Meksen though had impressive credentials before the fight. She’d competed in boxing, won various Muay Thai titles, and had close to one hundred fights, losing only 3 times. Van Soest, who won an 8 woman tournament to claim the women’s super bantamweight championship, only fought professionally 21 times in comparison.

Meksen may have to face Van Soest in an immediate rematch since the former champion is currently ranked number one. From the looks of a recent Instagram post, the champ is ready to defend her title!

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