The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has hailed Nigeria Police Force multi-dexterous Combat Athlete, Juliet Ukah, for a successful training tour and her victory over South Africa’s Crystal Wyk to win the Extreme Fighting Championship 102.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, disclosed this in a statement on Friday.
The fight, which took place on Thursday, April 13, in Johannesburg – South Africa, was a three-round bout and Juliet showed all-around superiority to emerge the winner by unanimous decision (30－26, 30－26, 30－27). She also defeated Clodia Shivabo (IMBGIM FC) of Cameroun on Saturday, April 22.
Adejobi said, “The Nigeria Police Force multi-dexterous Combat Athlete PC Juliet Ukah, following a successful Professional Training Tour fought and won against South Africa’s Crystal Van Wyk, who until the bout was undefeated in Extreme Fighting Championship 102.”
“PC Juliet is one of two Police female MMA fighters recently released by IGP Usman Alkali Baba for a six-week professional training tour in Thailand.
“Recruited into the Force in 2018, the talented Constable has continued to show tremendous promise, broad skills, and passion for excellence over the years, conquering the boxing, kickboxing and now MMA world of Nigeria and Africa.
“With this feat, PC Juliet Ukah, who now has an unbeaten streak after four professional fights (4 wins – 0 loss – 0 draw), is the African EFC Champion and the No. 1 contender for the World EFC Female Strawweight Title Belt.
“The Inspector-General of Police congratulates the officer for the feat and acknowledges the contributions of the Nigeria Police Force to sports development in the country.
The IG commended the Ukah for making the Nigeria Police Force and the nation proud and vowed to continually discover and showcase new talents in the Police.