Opportunity knocks for Stamp Fairtex and Julie Mezabarba.
The two women will meet in one half of the One Championship atomweight grand prix semifinals, as they headline “NextGen” on Friday at Singapore Indoor Arena in Kallang, Singapore, with the winner advancing to face either Ritu Phogat or Jennifer Olsim in the tournament final. Stamp has already held One Championship titles in kickboxing and muay Thai. She last appeared on Sept. 3, when she avenged her only professional setback with a split decision over Alyona Rassohyna at One Championship “Empower.” A short-notice substitution for the injured Seo Hee Ham, Mezabarba, enters the cage on the heels of six straight wins. She last competed at One Championship “Empower,” where she laid claim to a unanimous verdict over Mei Yamaguchi in September.
As Stamp and Mezabarba make final preparations for their semifinal showdown, a look at some of the numbers that have accompanied them to this point:
24: Years of age for Stamp, who was born on Oct. 16, 1997 in Rayong, Thailand.
3: Stamp victories by knockout or technical knockout, accounting for 50% of her career total (six). Her list of victims: Sunisa Srisan, Puja Tomar and Rashi Shinde. Stamp owns one other victory by submission—she put away Asha Roka with a rear-naked choke at One Championship “Dreams of Gold” on Aug. 16, 2019—and two more by decision.
19: Seconds needed for Stamp to chop down Shinde with a head kick in her professional debut at One Warriors Series 2 on July 19, 2018. It remains the fastest finish of her seven-fight career.
4: Consecutive calendar years in which Stamp has taken an MMA bout. She has gone 1-1 in 2021 and went 2-0 in 2020, 2-0 in 2019 and 1-0 in 2018.
33: Combined wins between the six women—Rassohyna, Roka, Srisan, Tomar, Shinde and Bi Nguyen—Stamp has beaten since she transitioned to mixed martial arts a little more than three years ago. They boast a cumulative record of 33-21 (.589).
28: Years of age for Mezabarba, who was born in Rio de Janeiro on Feb. 15, 1993.
3: Mezabarba wins by knockout or technical knockout, accounting for 33% of her career total (nine). Her list of victims: Lohayne Lopes, Adrielle Porto Santos and Priscila Gomes. Mezabarab holds six other victories by decision.
1: Stalemate on the Mezabarba resume. She fought to majority draw with Andressa Romero at New Corpore Extreme 31 on Oct. 20, 2018.
6: Promotions in which Mezabarba has competed as a mixed martial artist. She has gone 2-1-1 in New Corpore Extreme, 3-0 in Arena Global, 1-1 in Coliseu Fight Championship, 1-0 in One Championship, 1-0 in Shooto Brazil and 1-0 in Chap Fight.
.517: Cumulative winning percentage between the women—Yamaguchi, Lopes, Santos, Claudiene Ferreira Alves, Marcela Giantomassi Aguiar and Pamela Rosa—Mezabarba has defeated during her current six-fight winning streak. They sport a combined record of 31-27-2.
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