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Atascadero local wins two Muay Thai championships in less than 30 days 

–Atascadero local Julia “Jewels” Perez recently won two Muay Thai championships in less than 30 days.

On Oct. 7 Perez defeated Jackie Buntan of Hermosa Beach in a 5 round split decision. This was for the International Amateur Muay Thai Federation (IAMTF) Womens Bantamweight Championship. The event was held at the Burbank Marriot, Burbank Ca.

Then on Nov. 3, she traveled to Westbury, New York to compete in the United States Muay Thai Organization’s East Coast Championship. There she fought twice over the weekend defeating two opponents. Niki Lorinczy of Perkasie, Pennsylvania on the 4th. And Kaitlin Stein of Phoenix, Arizona on the 5th. Both by unanimous decisions.

This adds to her collection of Championship Belts:

  • Muay Thai Ultimate Women’s Bantamweight Champion
  • International Fight Showdown Women’s Bantamweight Champion
  • Muay Thai Global Women’s Bantamweight Champion
  • International Kickboxing Federation Woman’s Featherweight Champion
  • IAMTF Women’s Bantamweight Champion
  • USMTO Women’s “A” Class 119lb-125lb East Coast Champion


Perez also works full time at Cal Poly in the finance department.

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