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#6 A landmark MMA win for Squamish

In the first-ever Battlefield Fight League event to feature women in the headlining fight, Squamish’s Jamey-Lyn Horth took a decisive victory in September.

Horth beat Christina Ricker in a technical knockout.

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Toward the end of the match, Horth had Ricker cornered against the cage and hit her with a flurry of strikes until she was in turtle position. Officials then broke up the fight and declared Horth the winner.

It was a win that secured Horth her second victory as a professional fighter, while also cementing her reputation as one of Canada’s top female contenders.

Her professional record is undefeated at 2-0.

Talking to The Chief after the fight, the 28-year-old said it was a big step towards advancing women in a sport that’s traditionally been dominated by males.

As of December, Tapology.com has rated her best pound-for-pound woman in Western Canada among those not signed to a major league like the UFC.

The site also put her in the Number 2 slot for female fighters across the country.

Horth, who fights in the 125-pound flyweight division, isn’t the only MMA fighter from Squamish to enjoy a fair bit of success.

Cole Smith is no stranger to winning big in the cage, and on Saint Patrick’s Day defended his championship bantamweight title with a unanimous decision.

That win added yet another victory to Smith’s undefeated 5-0 record.

In addition, other Squamish fighters Taran Bir and Indroop Virk have also shown promise this year, racking up wins in the cage.

All these fighters are teammates and train at The Sound gym in Squamish.

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Source: David Buzzard

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