Tiffany “Time Bomb” Van Soest (Born March 20th 1989 in Torrance, CA) is a Muay Thai practitioner and mixed martial artist. She has been under the tutelage of Kru Alexander Palma and trains out of Blue Ocean Thai Boxing in San Diego and Black House in Los Angeles. Tiffany grew up in Riverside California. As an only child she was fortunate to participate in many different sports, and with Dutch blood running through her veins, naturally soccer was the first. From a very early age Tiffany displayed tremendous athleticism, which played to her advantage when at the tender age of 8, she decided to try karate. It was love at first punch.
By the age of 17, she earned her 2nd degree (Nidan) Black Belt in Okinawan Shorin Ryu under Sensei Joey Pagliuso at the United States Karate Organization. After winning multiple state, national, and world karate championships Tiffany decided to try her hand at Muay Thai. Her days at the dojo came to an end soon after her high school graduation because being the highly skilled and decorated soccer player that she was, Tiffany relocated to the San Diego area after she was recruited to play at California State University San Marcos where she also earned her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology.
With martial arts still constantly on her mind, one day during the off-season, Tiffany had the itch to kick a heavy bag so she wandered into a local boxing gym. She ended up taking a cardio kickboxing class and her skill caught the attention of the instructor (now her coach) Alexander Palma. She began training with him on a regular basis and quickly found herself competing again and climbing the amateur muay thai ranks. When she realized there were just not enough hours in the day to study, play college soccer, and train for muay thai fights Tiffany made the heart-wrenching decision to give up soccer to fully pursue a career in fighting. This choice proved to be for the best. Her raw athleticism and karate background proved to be a strong foundation upon which she built and honed her explosive Muay Thai style. (Thus, the nickname “Time Bomb”). Over the duration of her amateur career, Tiffany racked up 10 wins and acquired the USMTA California Featherweight and IAMTF United States Featherweight titles while only suffering 1 defeat and 1 controversial draw. After debuting onto the professional scene, her record is 10 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw and currently holds the coveted WBC International title and is in contention to earn back the Lion Fight World Title.
Weight: 125 lbs
Reach: 64 inches
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