ONE Championship will return with an all-female event titled ONE Empower, one showcase match on the card is a rematch that fans have been eagerly waiting for. Alyona Rassohyna vs Stamp Fairtex will either be a chance of redemption for Fairtex or an opportunity of dreams for Rassohyna. Seven seconds is what separated these two in their first bout and now we have another possible three rounds to look forward to. So, let’s break down and preview this atom weight clash!
A Look At the Fighters
Alyona Rassohyna is on a three-fight win streak and most recently submitted her upcoming opponent controversially in the third and final round with only seven seconds to go. The submission machine is looking to stick to winning ways and has the perfect techniques to do so. Rassohyna has such a large bubble for securing her single legs, her trips seldom fail and the danger is immediate when the fight hits the canvas.
Alyona Rassohyna vs Stamp Fairtex is a fight that shows raw power against immense grappling, and the Ukrainian can find success almost anywhere she decides to take the fight. The only thing that can lead Rassohyna to danger would be takedown feints. Fairtex has amazing timing on her shots and would not let the Ukrainian grappling ace off lightly.
Stamp Fairtex is the perfect mix of incredible power and unlimited cardio, her feints open up so many opportunities and she has perfect timing on every counter strike. As previously mentioned, if Rassohyna wants to get away with feints they can’t be too heavy and she must find a zone where she can throw in the danger of a takedown but have the space to exit safely.
Alyona Rassohyna vs Stamp Fairtex Breakdown
Using the knowledge we have just gained, let’s break down the techniques and abilities heading into this matchup and see how each woman can get it done come fight night. Alyona Rassohyna vs Stamp Fairtex is possibly the most anticipated fight on the card and will be looking to live up to the hype that surrounded their first encounter in the cage!
Fairtex will enter and exit the pocket with a variety of jabs and low kicks, the power in the pocket is just as much an advantage as it is a disadvantage. This is the space where Rassohyna can grab a single leg and work for the submission, similarly to the first bout. These women will be looking to show dominance to make up for their controversial outing in the last meeting.
Rassohyna should carry on using her light feints and wait to step away from Fairtex’s pocket entry strikes. For example, a heavy leg kick attempt could result in a recovery spin where the Ukrainian can capitalize and jump on the back of her opponent where she can pose a huge threat with submissions. This rematch has it all, revenge, respect, and tension. The world is ready for one hell of a showcase performance.
Be sure to tune into ONE Empower on May 28th and watch Alyona Rassohyna vs Stamp Fairtex square off for the second time in the cage. This one is going to be absolute fireworks. Thank you for joining me in this Alyona Rassohyna vs Stamp Fairtex fight breakdown and preview!
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