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Tiffany van Soest on fighting for GLORY and Invicta FC: ‘Having my cake and eating it too is a dream come true’

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“Time Bomb” opened up about signing with both GLORY kickboxing and Invicta FC as well as dividing her training time between both sports while preparing at Bali Muay Thai and MMA in Bali, Indonesia.

Tiffany van Soest left one promotion behind to sign with two others recently, when she joined the ranks of Invicta FC and became GLORY kickboxing’s first female fighter.

“Time Bomb,” 27, was a dual-title holder for muay thai promotion, Lion Fight, whom she fought for since 2012. But competing in mixed martial arts (MMA) was something she has been coveting for quite some time and with GLORY, she can still fulfill her love for striking while heading into uncharted territory in Invicta FC.

“It’s a great opportunity and an honor,” van Soest said recently via phone call from Bali, Indonesia where she is currently training at Bali Muay Thai and MMA. “Striking is my passion, it’s my first love when it comes to martial arts. I honestly didn’t want to be finished with kickboxing or muay thai, but I did want to make the move to MMA. So, to be able to do both and having my cake and eating it too is a dream come true.”

First up for the California native will be her GLORY debut at GLORY 30 in Los Angeles on May 13, 2016 when she takes faces Jeri Sitzes on the Superfight Series of the kickboxing card, which will be featured on UFC Fight Pass. van Soest said she is “honored” that GLORY signed her as the first fighter in what could lead to the makings of the promotion’s first women’s division.

“It feels great,” said the 15-2-1 fighter. “They recognized my skill, and my talent and the potential that I have and the women’s division could have, and it just shows that ….View full article

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