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Caley Reece
Born Caley Lewis
(1979-11-23) 23 November 1979 (age 44)
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Other names Cales
Nationality Australia Australian
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 56.7 kg (125 lb; 8.93 st)
Division Featherweight
Lightweight
Reach 67.5 in (171 cm)
Style Muay Thai
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Team Riddlers Gym
Sinbi Muay Thai
Trainer Darren 'Daz' Reece
John Wayne Parr
Rank      brown belt in Zen Do Kai
Years active 2005-2012
2013-2015
Kickboxing record
Total 60
Wins 55
By knockout 3
Losses 5
Draws 0
Amateur record
Total 35
Wins 30
Losses 5
Draws 0
Children 2
last updated on: 15 March 2014
Caley Reece
Medal record
Representing  Australia
Women's Muay Thai
World Combat Games
Silver Beijing 2010 -60 kg

Caley Reece (née Lewis; born 23 November 1979) is a retired Australian Muay Thai kickboxer who competed in the featherweight and lightweight divisions. A successful competitor at both amateur and professional levels, Reece came to prominence by winning state and national titles in her native Australia before going on to take six World Championships. Reece won a silver medal at the 2010 World Combat Games. She holds a notable victory over current Lion Fight Featherweight Champion and Glory Super Bantamweight Champion Tiffany van Soest.

Early life

Caley Reece practiced Zen Do Kai for a number of years, achieving the rank of brown belt. Prior to her Muay Thai career, she was manager of a health clinic.

Career

Reece had her first fight at the age of 25. Despite losing her first two fights, she would then embark on a lengthy winning streak and win the WMC Western Australia state and Australian national featherweight (-57.1 kg/126 lb) titles as well as the WKA Australian welterweight (-55 kg/122 lb) strap at amateur level. Turning professional in 2009, she captured the WPMF Women's World Featherweight (-57.1 kg/126 lb) Championship in her pro debut when she defeated Sindy Huyer via unanimous decision at Domination 3 in her home town of Perth on 5 September 2009. At the King's Birthday 2009 event in Bangkok, Thailand on 5 December 2009, she outpointed Jessica Sanchez to take the WMC Women's Intercontinental Featherweight Championship. She retained this belt with a unanimous decision victory over Jessica Gladstone at Supremacy 10: Talk is Cheap in Perth on 19 June 2010.

She returned to the amateur ranks to represent Australia in the women's -60 kg/132 lb Muay Thai division at the 2010 World Combat Games, which was held in Beijing, China between 28 August – 4 September 2010. A silver medalist, Reece defeated Alena Muratava by split decision in the quarter-finals and Aicha El Majydy by unanimous decision in the semis before losing a UD to Valentina Shevchenko in the final. Reece then also participated in the 2010 IFMA World Championships in Bangkok in December 2010 where she beat Kristina Alvarez on points in the quarter-finals prior to withdrawing from the competition.

Caley Reece was scheduled to fight Alla Ivashkevich for the vacant WMC Women's World Featherweight Championship at Epic 2: Honour in Perth on 19 March 2011. However, the Belarusian withdrew due to injury nine days before the fight and was replaced by Nong Tran Detract in a non-title match. Reece defeated the Thai by decision. She eventually got her chance to challenge for the belt at Epic 3: Believe on 25 June 2011 against Madeleine Vall, winning a decision to become the new champion.

Following this, Reece's next four fights came in Thailand where she recorded notable defeats of Ayadet Sor Sawaddee at the Queen's Cup 2011 in August 2011 and Magdalena Rak at the WMC Grand Prix on 3 April 2012. Later that month, she became the first woman to win two WMC titles in two different weight divisions when she beat Anna Willberg for the WMC Women's World Junior Lightweight (-58.9 kg/130 lb) Championship.

On 13 October 2012, Caley Reece made the first and only defence of her WMC featherweight title when she beat Meryem Uslu by unanimous decision at Epic 7: Staunch. She subsequently retired after the fight. Her retirement was brief, however, as eight months later, on 20 June 2013, she took a decision win over Patricia Silva at Epic 9: Hectic in her comeback fight.

Caley Reece became a four time world champion when she took the Lion Fight Women's Featherweight (-56.7 kg/125 lb) Championship from Tiffany van Soest in the Lion Fight 13 headliner on 7 February 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. Although it was a close fight, Reece's use of the clinch and sweeps saw her take a split decision and hand van Soest her first professional defeat. She was then expected to face Sawsing Sor Sopit at Epic 10: Pressure in Perth on 15 March 2014 but Sawsing was replaced by Chommanee Taehiran. Reece defeated Chommanee by decision to retain her WMC world featherweight title. On 29 March 2015 she announced her retirement on her Facebook page.

Personal life

She married her trainer Darren Reece in 2011.

Championships and awards

Kickboxing

  • AwakeningFighters.com
    • 2014 Personality of the Year
  • International Kickboxer
    • 2012 Female Fighter of the Year
  • Lion Fight
    • Lion Fight Women's Featherweight (-56.7 kg/125 lb) Championship (One time)
  • World Combat Games
    • 2010 World Combat Games -60 kg/132 lb Muay Thai Silver Medalist Silver
  • World Kickboxing Association
    • WKA Amateur Women's Australian Welterweight (-55 kg/122 lb) Muay Thai Championship (One time)
  • World Muaythai Council
    • WMC Amateur Women's Western Australia Featherweight (-57.1 kg/126 lb) Championship (One time)
    • WMC Amateur Women's Australian Featherweight (-57.1 kg/126 lb) Championship (One time)
    • WMC Women's Intercontinental Featherweight (-57.1 kg/126 lb) Championship (One time)
      • One successful title defence
    • WMC Women's World Featherweight (-57.1 kg/126 lb) Championship (One time)
      • Two successful title defences
    • WMC Women's World Junior Lightweight (-58.9 kg/130 lb) Championship (One time)
  • World Professional Muaythai Federation
    • WPMF Women's World Featherweight (-57.1 kg/126 lb) Championship (One time)

Kickboxing record

Professional kickboxing record
20 wins (3 KOs), 0 losses, 0 draws
Date Result Opponent Event Location Method Round Time
2014-03-15 Win Thailand Chommanee Sor Taehiran Epic 10: Pressure Perth, Western Australia Decision 5 2:00 20-0
Retains the WMC Women's World Featherweight (-57.1 kg/126 lb) Championship.
2014-02-07 Win United States Tiffany van Soest Lion Fight 13 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Decision (split) 5 3:00 19-0
Wins the Lion Fight Women's Featherweight (-56.7 kg/125 lb) Championship.
2013-06-20 Win Brazil Patricia Silva Epic 9: Hectic Perth, Western Australia Decision 5 2:00 18-0
2012-10-13 Win Germany Meryem Uslu Epic 7: Staunch Perth, Western Australia Decision (unanimous) 5 2:00 17-0
Retains the WMC Women's World Featherweight (-57.1 kg/126 lb) Championship.
2012-09-12 Win Thailand Sinbi vs. the Rest of Phuket Phuket, Thailand Decision 5 16-0
2012-06-30 Win Thailand Pantiwa Boontanai Epic 6 Perth, Western Australia Decision 5 2:00 15-0
2012-04-00 Win Finland Anna Willberg Decision 5 14-0
Wins the WMC Women's World Junior Lightweight (-58.9 kg/130 lb) Championship.
2012-00-00 Win Thailand Yodnampet Thailand TKO (left front kick) 13-0
2012-04-03 Win Poland Magdalena Rak WMC Grand Prix Bangkok, Thailand Decision 5 2:00 12-0
2012-00-00 Win Thailand Yodnampet] Decision 5 2:00 11-0
2011-08-00 Win Thailand Ayadet Sor Sawaddee Queen's Cup 2011 Bangkok, Thailand Decision 5 10-0
2011-06-25 Win Sweden Madeleine Vall Epic 3: Believe Perth, Western Australia Decision 5 2:00 9-0
Wins the WMC Women's World Featherweight (-57.1 kg/126 lb) Championship.
2011-04-16 Win Australia Sarah O'Connell Domination 6 Perth, Western Australia Decision (split) 5 2:00 8-0
2011-03-19 Win Thailand Nong Tran Detract Epic 2: Honour Perth, Western Australia Decision 5 2:00 7-0
2010-06-19 Win Canada Jessica Gladstone Supremacy 10: Talk is Cheap Perth, Western Australia Decision (unanimous) 5 2:00 6-0
Retains the WMC Women's Intercontinental Featherweight (-57.1 kg/126 lb) Championship.
2010-03-13 Win Australia Tiana Caverley Domination 4 Bentley, Australia Decision 5 2:00 5-0
2010-02-20 Win Thailand Kwanpirom Mnangroied Supremacy 9: No Surrender Perth, Western Australia KO (left body kick) 1 4-0
2009-12-05 Win Spain Jessica Sanchez King's Birthday 2009 Bangkok, Thailand Decision 5 2:00 3-0
Wins the WMC Women's Intercontinental Featherweight (-57.1 kg/126 lb) Championship.
2009-10-17 Win Thailand Sararat Kongsawang Supremacy 8 Perth, Western Australia TKO (knees) 3 2-0
2009-09-05 Win Italy Sindy Huyer Domination 3 Perth, Western Australia Decision (unanimous) 5 2:00 1-0
Wins the WPMF Women's World Featherweight (-57.1 kg/126 lb) Championship.
Amateur kickboxing record
30 wins (? KOs), 5 losses, 0 draws
Date Result Opponent Event Location Method Round Time
2010-12-01 Win United States Kristina Alvarez 2010 IFMA World Championships -60 kg/132 lb, Quarter Finals Bangkok, Thailand Decision 4 2:00
2010-00-00 Loss Peru Valentina Shevchenko 2010 World Combat Games -60 kg/132 lb Muay Thai, Final Beijing, China Decision (unanimous) 4 2:00
Wins the 2010 World Combat Games -60 kg/132 lb Muay Thai Silver Medal.
2010-00-00 Win Morocco Aicha El Majydy 2010 World Combat Games -60 kg/132 lb Muay Thai, Semi Finals Beijing, China Decision (unanimous) 4 2:00
2010-00-00 Win Belarus Alena Muratava 2010 World Combat Games -60 kg/132 lb Muay Thai, Quarter Finals Beijing, China Decision (split) 4 2:00
2009-05-08 Loss Australia Nicole Brolan Powerplay Promotions 10: Pay Back Time Melbourne, Australia Decision 5 2:00
2009-04-04 Win Australia Nicole Brolan ... Juice Cup, Final Sydney, Australia Decision (unanimous) 4 2:00
Wins the ... Juice Cup Tournament Championship.
2009-04-04 Win New Zealand Bronwyn Wylie ... Juice Cup, Semi Finals Sydney, Australia Decision (unanimous) 3 2:00
2009-03-14 Win Australia Theresa Carter Supremacy 6: The Real Deal Perth, Western Australia Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00
2008-10-18 Win Australia Alicia Pestana Supremacy 5: Unbreakable Perth, Western Australia Decision (unanimous) 5 2:00
2008-06-28 Win New Zealand Angela Bennett Supremacy 4: All or Nothing Perth, Western Australia Decision (unanimous) 5 2:00
2007-10-06 Win New Zealand Carmen Thompson Supremacy 2 Perth, Western Australia Decision (unanimous) 5 2:00
2007-06-09 Win Thailand Nitikwan Supremacy 1 Perth, Western Australia Decision (unanimous) 5 2:00
2006-12-00 Win Australia Kate Hueston Australia Decision (unanimous) 5 2:00
Wins the WMC Amateur Women's Western Australia Featherweight (-57.1 kg/126 lb) Championship.

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