Sonia

Gilliéron Sonia

Name: Sonia Gilliéron
Born: October 11, 1982
Height: 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight: 118 lb (54 kg)
Nationality: Switzerland
Hometown: Geneva
IWFC Record: 18-13-0

BIOGRAPHY

Early Life

Sonia was born in Geneva, Switzerland of French descent. Both her father and older brother were involved in martial arts especially kickboxing, and this aided Sonia with her own transition into combat sport. She grew up a sporty girl, started dancing since the age of three, and played soccer and volleyball in middle school. She began training with her father in kickboxing while only 14 because she had to bicycle alone through a lonely part of the woods to and from school, and she had heard that there were “dirty men in the forest” who preyed on girls. While in college she became an intercollegiate women’s kickboxing champion, and afterwards she started feuding with a young man on campus – Pedro Tobler who was well trained in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The two often argued about which types of martial arts were superior and Sonia finally challenged him to a fight in private. It was rumoured that she lost badly in the fight, but the grappling led to sexual sparks that started the couple on a romantic relationship. (An alternative version told that Pedro dominated her during the fight and the sex they had was non-consensual. But afterwards Sonia accepted Pedro’s apology and they became partners.) While together Sonia learned from Pedro his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The couple decided to go separate ways in 2004, leaving Sonia to raise their baby daughter Nina as a single mother. In 2005, she came to know Stefanos Cosse and joined his underground fight club.

Fighting Style

Sonia is probably one of the smartest and most technically sound fighter in the IWFC. Her background in kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gave her incredible abilities to fight both in long range and in close distance. She has always worked incredibly hard and her awareness in the pit is second to none. But her weakness lies in strength training, or lack thereof. Several of her losses all came when she was overwhelmed by her opponent’s shear power.

Career in the IWFC

Sonia fought actively in Stefanos Cosse’s underground fight club from 2005 to 2008 and she quickly became one of the original members of the Hellcatz. In 2009 prior to the official launch of the IWFC she participated in the Queen of the Night tournament although she failed to win the title. Her first IWFC fight was a wrestling match against Kimberly Steele of the United States on March 22, in which she defeated her opponent via a dominant pin count, winning the match 3 falls to 1. On May 31 she was pitted against France’s Camille Demouy when she again emerged victorious, submitting the French brunette via a body-scissor. But on July 19 while on vacation she scuffled with Tülin Karatay and lost the catfight to the scrappy Turk who had yet worked for the IWFC. During the time the Australian blonde Stephanie Rose had expressed interest to join the Hellcatz. On September 20, Sonia faced her in the initiation fight in front of the other Hellcatz and she lost badly, submitting to a rear-naked choke before she would lose her consciousness.

Her first fight in the 2010 season was on March 14 against Russia’s Natasha Pavlova who had also showed interest to join the Hellcatz. This time Sonia redeemed herself, dismantling the Russian blonde in a catfight and gaining her surrender while straddling her schoolgirl style. A few weeks later on April 4 Natasha challenged Sonia again in a wrestling match. But the match turned sexual midway through and the women soon fought for erotic domination. Sonia again got the better of her Russian counterpart, forcing a screaming orgasm and surrender out of Natasha. Unsatisfied with the way the fight concluded, Natasha issued another challenge to Sonia in a fight to the finish. On June 20 Sonia accepted and the two fought nude in a best-of-five wrestling match to settle their differences once and for all. The match came down to the wire during the fifth and final fall when Natasha finally had to submit again after being locked in an excruciating head-scissor for close to two minutes. Post match Sonia reduced the Russian blonde to tears when she forced her to admit Sonia as the superior woman, thus putting an end to their feud for good. On August 1, Sonia was asked to interview and test a newcomer, Mercedes Teixeira of Portugal. The two fought in an office catfight that saw the Portuguese brunette being rendered unconscious, but Sonia gave her a pass as she had shown enough tenacity during the fight. In her final fight of the season Sonia faced Canada’s Megan Callahan on October 10 in a wrestling match. She was defeated in the fifth fall, submitting to a breast smother.

Sonia’s 2011 season began when she found that her arch-nemesis Alexis Clancy was back in town for a few weeks on business. These two had unresolved bad blood dating back to pre-IWFC years. She caught up with her, and they agreed to fight it out in a bedroom setting on March 20. Despite years of absence, the UK blonde proved too much for Sonia as she obliterated the Swiss fighter and forced her cry out her surrender in a neck breaker.  Then on April 3, Sonia was asked to interview Callisto Lucioni who had left the IWFC to race cars around the world in the previous year and a half. The Italian brunette showed everyone she still had what it takes to fight in the IWFC when she demolished Sonia in an office catfight. Utterly humiliated, Sonia took her frustration out on the rookie Belén Zenere of Argentina when the two faced each other on April 24 in a shootfight. Sonia crushed Belén who was making her IWFC debut and attack the teary Argentinian even after the match was over, choking her out cold on the mat. On May 29 Sonia was pitted against Tülin Karatay in a grudge fight. It was a pin-only wrestling match and the two women fought to their absolute exhaustion until Sonia finally prevailed in the end. Then on August 7 she faced Alondra Marín Flores of Mexico in another closely contested wrestling match. They went at it back and forth to the final fall when at last Sonia squeezed the fight out of the resilient Latina with a body-scissor and submitted her before the allotted time passed. After the incredible match, Sonia tied Alondra’s bra to the post as a trophy of her conquest, infuriating the Mexican brunette. Nearly two months later on September 25 Alondra challenged Sonia again for a wrestling rematch. They fought once more to the fifth and final fall but this time Alondra prevailed, pinning the Swiss fighter down on the mat for a five count. Post match as Alondra attempted to strip Sonia, the defiant blonde dared her to fight again. They fought 3 more falls, all won by Alondra in a one-sided squash until Sonia finally conceded her defeat. For her valiant effort, Sonia was voted the hottest fighter of the year by the end of 2011.

The beginning of Sonia’s 2012 season saw her defeating Jennifer Pearson on April 1 in a wrestling match, submitting her much larger American opponent via her patented body-scissor. Then on June 24 she steamrolled India’s Jasmine Dasgupta in another wrestling match, crushing her in a 3 falls to nil victory. On September 9, Sonia accept Mercedes Teixeira’s challenge to a shootfight. The Portuguese brunette vindicated her rookie loss to Sonia in 2010 and choked the veteran Swiss out cold with her hand wrap to win the no-holds-barred match. After the season was over, the women of IWFC were invited to Stefanos Cosse’s southern ranch for a Christmas party. Sonia reportedly got into an altercation with the French brunette Yvonne Lefébure who bad-mouthed the Hellcatz. On December 23, these two clashed in a catfight where Sonia silenced Yvonne by submitting her in a brutal headlock. But a week later she tussled with the reigning IWFC champion Yulia Koroleva, who also didn’t care much for blondes and the Hellcatz. Sonia fought hard but she was eventually subdued in Yulia’s body-scissor, passing out from pain without actually surrendering.

On March 10 of 2013, the IWFC started the new season pitting Sonia against Canada’s Megan Callahan in a boxing match. But the fight was so heated that the women took off their gloves midway through and brawled on the mat. It was Megan who emerged victorious when she straddled across Sonia’s chest and forced the defenseless Swiss to concede her defeat. Then on May 12 Sonia faced Belén Zenere again, with the Argentinian brunette still holding a grudge for what Sonia did to her during her rookie fight. The wrestling match was stopped when Belén ignored the referee’s warnings and choke Sonia out illegally. She was disqualified and Sonia was unceremoniously awarded a win lying unconscious on the mat. (See “Payback’s a Bitch”) Sonia added to her number of victories on July 14 when she defeated the Lorna Fiscella again in a wrestling match, submitting the American blonde with a head-scissor in the fifth fall and humiliating her afterwards by posing her to the camera. On August 25 Germany’s Annelies Van Elsen confronted Sonia and sought revenge for her friend Lorna. These two faced each other in a vicious catfight in the office until Sonia smothered Annelies out cold with her blouse. But Sonia’s win streak eventually came to an end on October 20 when Tülin Karatay of Turkey snuffed her out with a breast smother in a no-DQ wrestling match.

The end of 2013 shook the foundation of the Hellcatz when Gisele Medeiros defeated and ousted their queen Kaitlyn Langton. As the new queen Gisele pitted the Hellcatz against each other in an effort to weed out the weak from the strong. Sonia fought her fellow Hellcat Bridget Turner of Ireland on March 16 and emerged victorious. Her total number of wins qualified her for a number-one contendership match. On June 1 she faced Callisto Lucioni of Italy in a shootfight and successfully submitted the recalcitrant Italian with a choke, thus earning the right to challenge Yulia Koroleva for the championship at the season’s end. (See “A Long Time Coming”) Meanwhile Kaitlyn Langton and Charlotte Cummings had been trying to convince Sonia to leave the Hellcatz and start a new stable but the Swiss blonde refused. On July 13 Sonia and Charlotte exchanged some heated words in the office which led to a catfight with Sonia emerging victorious. But a month later Kaitlyn Langton the former queen herself challenged Sonia to a wrestling match on August 10. Sonia fought bravely but she was unable to escape Kaitlyn’s devastating body-scissor and was eventually rendered unconscious. Unable to forget how Belén Zenere cheated and humiliated her during their fight in 2013, Sonia challenged the Argentinian brunette to another wrestling match on September 7. Animosity ran deep between these two proud women, and Sonia even brought along her twelve-year-old daughter Nina to witness her ‘dismantling’ of the hated rival. But it was Sonia who got dismantled as she was breast smothered completely unconscious by Belén amist Nina’s cries of horror and despair. (See “Mother Smother”) After back-to-back humiliating losses, Sonia decided to relinquish her number-one contender status to take some time away from combat sports. But before she left for Switzerland, Bridget Turner who had her own scores to settle with the Swiss blonde, challenged Sonia to a catfight backstage. Sonia completely dominated the Irish woman again, schoolgirl pinned her until she surrendered the entire fight, thus ending the tumultuous 2014 season on a high note.


NOTABLE FIGHTS

Opponent
(Date)
Style
(Format)
Decision
(Method)
Appearances
(Notes)
Win ireland_mini Bridget Turner
(Oct-19-2014)
Catfight
(Backstage)
4:2 Submission
(Schoolgirl Pin)
Loss argentina_mini Belén Zenere
(Sep-7-2014)
Wrestling
(Pin Only)
Pin
(Knockout)
Mother
Smother
Loss united-states_mini Kaitlyn Langton
(Aug-10-2014)
Wrestling Knockout
(Body-Scissor)
Win united-kingdom_mini Charlotte Cummings
(Jul-13-2014)
Catfight
(Office)
Submission
(Body-Scissor)
Win italy_mini Callisto Lucioni
(Jun-1-2014)
Shootfight Submission
(Choke)
A Long Time
Coming
Loss ireland_mini Bridget Turner
(Mar-16-2014)
Wrestling
(Best of 5)
3:2 Pin
(Grapevine Pin)
Loss portugal_mini Mercedes Teixeira
(Oct-20-2013)
Shootfight Knockout
(Choke)
Win germany_mini Annelies Van Elsen
(Aug-25-2013)
Catfight
(Office)
Knockout
(Smother)
Win argentina_mini Belén Zenere
(May-12-2013)
Wrestling
(Best of 5)
2:0 Disqualified Payback’s
a Bitch
Loss canada_mini Megan Callahan
(Mar-10-2013)
Shootfight
(Boxing)
Submission
(Schoolgirl Pin)
Loss russian_mini Yulia Koroleva
(Dec-30-2012)
Catfight
(Outdoor)
Submission
(Body-Scissor)
Win france_mini Yvonne Lefébure
(Dec-23-2012)
Catfight
(Outdoor)
Submission
(Headlock)
Loss turkey_mini Tülin Karatay
(Aug-19-2012)
Wrestling Knockout
(Breast Smother)
(No DQ)
Win india_mini Jasmine Dasgupta
(Jun-24-2012)
Wrestling
(Best of 5)
3:0 Pin
(Schoolgirl Pin)
Win united-states_mini Jennifer Pearson
(Apr-1-2012)
Wrestling
(Best of 5)
3:2 Submission
(Body-Scissor)
Loss mexico_mini Alondra Marín
(Sep-25-2011)
Wrestling
(Best of 5)
3:2 Pin
(Grapevine Pin)
Win mexico_mini Alondra Marín
(Aug-7-2011)
Wrestling
(Best of 5)
3:2 Submission
(Body-Scissor)
Win turkey_mini Tülin Karatay
(May-29-2011)
Wrestling
(Best of 5)
3:2 Pin
(Body Press)
(Pins Only)
Win argentina_mini Belén Zenere
(Apr-24-2011)
Shootfight Submission
(Neck-Scissor)
Loss italy_mini Callisto Lucioni
(Apr-3-2011)
Catfight
(Office)
Submission
(Body-Scissor)
Loss united-kingdom_mini Alexis Clancy
(Mar-6-2011)
Catfight
(Bedroom)
Submission
(Neck Breaker)
Loss canada_mini Megan Callahan
(Oct-10-2010)
Wrestling
(Best of 5) 
3:2 Submission
(Breast Smother)
Win united-states_mini Kaitlyn Langton
(Sep-5-2010)
Catfight
(Office)
Knockout
(Rear-Naked Choke)
Win portugal_mini Mercedes Teixeira
(Aug-1-2010)
Catfight
(Office)
Knockout
(Rear-Naked Choke)
Win russian_mini Natasha Pavlova
(Jun-20-2010)
Wrestling
(Best of 5) 
3:2 Submission
(Head-Scissor)
Win russian_mini Natasha Pavlova
(Apr-4-2010)
Wrestling
(Lingerie)
Submission
(Sexual Domination)
Win russian_mini Natasha Pavlova
(Mar-14-2010)
Catfight
(Bedroom)
Submission
(Schoolgirl Pin)
Loss australia_mini Stephanie Rose
(Sep-20-2009)
Catfight
(Bedroom)
Submission
(Rear-Naked Choke)
Win united-states_mini Lorna Fiscella
(Aug-23-2009)
Wrestling
(Best of 5)
3:2 Submission
(Head-Scissor)
Loss turkey_mini Tülin Karatay
(Jul-19-2009)
Catfight
(Indoor)
Submission
(Body-Scissor)
Win france_mini Camille Demouy
(May-31-2009)
Wrestling
(Best of 5)  
3:1 Submission
(Body-Scissor)
Win united-states_mini Kimberly Steele
(Mar-22-2009)
Wrestling
(Best of 5)
3:1 Pin
(Body Press)

GALLERY

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