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For the first time Kali “K.O.” Reis defended her World Boxing Association Super Lightweight title.

Reis won the headline fight, streamed on UFC Fight Pass, by a majority decision on Friday night against Diana Prazak and added the International Boxing Organization belt to her collection. Her record now stands at 18-7-1 with five knockouts.

She hails from the Seaconke Wampanoag tribe in Providence, Rhode Island.

ICT profiled Reis last year after she first won the WBA’s women’s 140-pound title versus Kandi Wyatt on November 6, 2020.

She fought at the Sycuan Casino Resort in El Cajon, California, and was introduced by Kumeyaay bird singers. 

Boxing’s first Native female world champion defending Super Lightweight title - photo by Rudy Mondragon at Kali "K.O." Reis's weigh-in on Thursday, August 19th, 2021.

Reis strives to be the undisputed 140-pound champion.

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Reis has also been dabbling in acting.

Recently, IFC Films purchased the first film she starred in called “Catch the Fair One”.

She collaborated with “Narcos” director Josef Kubota Wladyka on the storyline which is loosely based on her life and shines light on the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s epidemic.

In the film, Kaylee, a former boxer, finds out her sister is missing and searches for her, and the man responsible for her disappearance, in a human trafficking network.

ICT covered the world premiere of the film back in June for the newscast: 

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