Jolene 'The Valkyrie' Hexx [19-6-1], fearing she is behind with the judges, invests more energy into the fight and raises her game. Most of the third round belongs to her; yet, the last part of it turns Jolene into a survivalist. Andreea 'The Storm' Vladoi [12-4-1] applies a couple of fierce leg holds that made the closing moments suspenseful. ‘The Valkyrie’ may just have been saved by the bell.
It takes integrity and a sense of knowing oneself for a person to admit that they expected to lose, but that is precisely what Jolene conveys to us. However, once the winner has her arm raised and wears the belt for the first time, let the partying begin. Andreea’s sour mood, totally understandable, did not dampen the joy of winning the European title for Jolene. Some say that Andreea should be suspended for spitting on a judge and for throwing shoes around, but it’s understandable considering the split decsision outcome.
In a show of unity, both teams visit Bratislava Castle before heading back to the United States. Maxine 'The Boss' Frost [1-2] has built up so much resentment among some fighters that they blame her for the dreary weather and unpleasant mood. Joel Kane somehow ends up in Vienna, Austria. Join him as he tours the city, looking for more sausage while basking in his solitude.