With ONE Championship continuing and its latest event in the books, we take a look at some of the major takeaways from A New Breed.
Stamp Loses Her Crown, Rodrigues Is the New Queen of Atomweight
The event marked a passing of the torch with Allycia Rodrigues claiming the title from Stamp Fairtex. Stamp opened the bout with a strong performance but slowed down as the match went on, with Rodrigues slowly taking over. When it was all said and done, the Brazilian was the winner via a majority decision on Friday.
This marks the second belt lost by Stamp this year, losing her kickboxing belt in February. With this latest defeat, what’s next for the Fairtex fighter? Does she stay in her native sport to reclaim her title, or does she make the full transition to MMA and look for new territories?
Rodlek Wins the Tournament – Nong-O Next
Rodlek, though he lost his last bout, made the most of his second chance when Saemapetch Fairtex was forced to drop out of the tournament due to injury. He pulled off an upset in the final, knocking down Kulabdam, the favourite, and taking home a decision victory.
With this victory under his belt, he’s now looking to his title shot. No date is set for his bout against Nong-O, but with the match all but guaranteed I’m sure his training is already underway.
Denice Zamboanga Next for Angela Lee
It took Denice only 88 seconds to put herself at the head of the atomweight pack. This fantastic performance and submission victory puts her in a prime position to face Angela Lee for the title. That’s certain to be a match full of fireworks!
The Wondergirl Train Rolls on
After a wonderful debut one week ago, Wondergirl Fairtex performed fantastically. Wondergirl is the makings of the next ONE championship star. With two events and two brilliant finishes, this athlete is putting in a high pace. This is someone to keep an eye on.
Drex Zamboanga Makes a Powerful Debut
Drex and Denice might be the makings of the next big ONE championship sibling team. With the pair both putting in great performances on A New Breed, and with Drex bursting onto the scene with his debut, these two are making an interesting dynamic. Keep an eye on the Zamboanga’s.
Sok Thy Secures His First Win
Sok has had a hard time with his recent matches in ONE. With several powerful opponents, and with several very tough matches, he was yet to get a win in the organization. This marks the first victory for the Kun Khmer world champion, and the first step in his potential rematch with Rodtang.
Yodkaikaew Kicks off With a Fantastic Performance
Yodkaikaew has kept his perfect performance ongoing, winning the first match on A New Breed with powerful low kicks to a TKO victory. Nine fights in, he’s establishing himself as a threat in the ONE flyweight division.
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