The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, CFR, has commended Nigerian woman police fighter, Juliet Ukah, for emerging as the latest African EFC Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) champion.
In a statement published on Friday, 28th April 2024, the police spokesman, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi on behalf of the IGP disclosed that Ukah was one of two Police Female fighters recently released by the IGP for training in Thailand.
The statement read in part:
“The Nigeria Police Force multi-dexterous Combat Athlete PC Juliet Ukah, following a successful Professional training tour, Ukah fought and won against South Africa’s Crystal Van Wyk who until the bout was undefeated, in Extreme Fighting Championship (EFC) 102.
The fight which took place on Thursday 13th April 2023, in Johannesburg – South Africa, was a 3-Round bout and Juliet showed all-around superiority to emerge the winner by Unanimous decision (30 – 26, 30 – 26, 30 – 27).
Juliet also went on to defeat Clodia Vochung Shivabo (IMBGIM FC) of Cameroun on Saturday 22nd April 2023.
PC Juliet is one of two Police Female MMA Fighters recently released by IGP Usman Alkali Baba, for a 6-Week Professional Training Tour in Thailand.
Recruited into the Force in 2018, the talented Woman 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 4 Professional Fights (4 wins – 0 loss – 0 draw), is the African EFC Champion and the No. 1 Contender for the World EFC Female Straw Weight Title Belt.”
The IGP who applauded the officer for making the Nigeria Police Force, and by extension, the nation proud further promised to continually discover and showcase new talents in the force.
See a clip of the fight below: