Created 2-Mar-14
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Jelena Mrdjenovich defeats Fatuma Zarika
In this headliner Mrdjenovich proved once again why she is a World Champion.
Midway through round 1 Mrdjenovich connected with a double left hook that dropped Zarika but just when you think it's going to be an early stoppage, Zarika continued after the 8 count.
With Mrdjenovich' last 2 opponents being little more than light sparring sessions, Zarika showed her boxing experience through good movement, often frustrating Mrdjenovich.
With a 6 inch height advantage, Mrdjenovich found herself punching downward often as she missed many shots on the speedier crouching Kenyan, Zarika.
Throughout this 10 rounder Mrdjenovich hunted down Zarika looking for that power shot opportunity but it was not to be on this night. Zarika was in survival mode and she accomplished her mission.
Scores were 99-90, 100-89, 98-91, 10 round Unanimous Decision victory Mrdjenovich
Mrdjenovich now 32-9-1, Zarika 24-8-1
— with Jelena Mrdjenovich.

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