“Stamp Fairtex” is no longer the queen of her muay Thai division.
On Aug. 28, One Championship returned with a live card titled One: A New Breed, which took place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand.
The main event featured a muay Thai battle for One’s atomweight championship between the defending champ Nong Stamp and challenger Allycia Hellen Rodrigues. The Brazilian fighter started slow but gained momentum after making some adjustments in her gameplan. Eventually, the Brazilian fighter upset the local hero Stamp by leading a brilliant fight that saw her emerging victorious thanks to a majority decision on the judges’ scorecards.
In the co-main event, Rodlek PK. Saenchaimuaythaigym locked horns with Kulabdam Sor in the final of the bantamweight muay Thai Grand Prix that One promoted to find a challenger for Nong-O Gaiyanghadao. Kulabdam was supposed to face Saemapetch Fairtex, but the latter was forced to pull out of the fight due to an injury. Rodlek made the most out of his second chance and dictated the pace of the battle, even dropping Kulabdam a couple times. At the end of the bout, all three judges rewarded him with a unanimous decision victory.
Denice Zamboanga FINISHES Watsapinya Kaewkhong with an Americana submission! Could Angela Lee be next? #ANewBreed #WeAreONE #ONEChampionship— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) August 28, 2020
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It took just a few seconds to Denice Zamboanga (5-0) to get over the MMA debutant Watsyapinya Kaewkhong (0-1). Zamboanga shot for a successful takedown as soon as the fight started. Once on the canvas, she locked a vicious keylock that forced Kaewkhong to tap. The referee called the end of the action after a mere 88 seconds. "The Menace" has now gathered a 3-0 record under the One banner, after edging both Hayatun Jihin Radzuan and Mei Yamaguchi via decision.
Earlier on the card, the brother of “The Menace,” Drex Zamboanga (8-5), made his successful promotional debut in One by submitting Detchadin Sornsirisuphathin (8-6). The rear-naked choke came two seconds before the end of the second stanza of their flyweight encounter.
Elsewhere, Wondergirl Fairtex scored her second victory in One after forcing the doctor to intervene to save KC Carlos in round 2. Sok Thy crushed Huang Ding thanks to a nasty body shot knockout in the opening frame of their flyweight muay Thai contest. In the first MMA bout on the card, Yodkaikaew Fairtex (5-2-1) battered Alex Schild (5-4) with a constant barrage of leg kicks that forced the referee to call a stop to the fight at the 1:21 mark in round three.
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