Courtney McCrudden: Belfast woman wins MMA world amateur silver medal in Bahrain

November 20, 2017

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Courtney McCrudden: Belfast woman wins MMA world amateur silver medal in Bahrain

North Belfast's Courtney McCrudden has won a silver medal at Amateur MMA World Championships in Bahrain.

The 18-year-old, representing Northern Ireland, lost a split decision to Fabiana Giampa of Italy in a hard-fought featherweight final.

McCrudden reached the final after a six-second TKO win over Austrian Nicole Schnalzer in the semi-finals.

The ZKJ fighter is the second female from Northern Ireland to win a medal at the World Championships.

Another Belfast woman Leah McCourt was crowned featherweight champion at the International Martial Arts Federation's championships last year.

photo - McCrudden was representing Northern Ireland at the Amateur MMA World Championships

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