On Saturday, July 8, Enfusion debuted in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, for Enfusion Live #51.

In the main event of the evening, top-10 pound-for-pound female kickboxer Iman Barlow took on rising multiple combat sport athlete Ashley Nichols in a defense of her Enfusion women’s 54-kilogram world title. Barlow has now compiled 100 wins in her illustrious career, with victories over top female kickboxers Mellony Geugjes, Samantha van Doorn, Maria Lobo, and Ilsury Hendrikse. Nichols had won three straight fights since signing with TKO MMA with her most recent win over Lindsay Garbatt at TKO 39 in June. Nichols’ most notable kickboxing victory came last year at Rise of Heroes 2, when she handed top Chinese kickboxer Gong Yanli her only career defeat.

The event airs live on Enfusion Live. Check back following the event for the full results.

Iman Barlow def. Ashley Nichols by split decision – for 54-kilogram title
Ariel Abreu def. Thomas Dalziel by decision
Phanomsack Bounpaserth def. Bineaba Otoru by decision
Chris McMillan def. Kyle Nelson by knockout. Round 3
Joey George def. Mark MacKinnon by knockout. Round 3

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Zach Aittama
Senior Staff Writer

Zach Aittama became a fan of martial arts at an early age. Hooked on the sport after one experience, Zach started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai as a teenager. Watching the sport only increased his interest, building a fascination for combat sports around the globe. Years of training and amateur bouts later, Zach continues to train while working and attending school full-time. Zach started writing for Fight Sport Asia in 2014 and joined the Combat Press staff in July of 2015.

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