Two of the world’s top atomweight contenders will go head to head in the final of ONE Championship’s atomweight grand prix on December 3.
Former two-sport ONE world champion Stamp Fairtex and Indian standout Ritu Phogat will face off in the final of the tournament that will crown not only a grand prix champion, but also cement the top contender to challenge reigning ONE atomweight world champion Angela Lee, who is set to return to action in 2022 after taking time away to become a mother.
Stamp earned her spot in the final with a unanimous decision victory over Brazil’s Julie Mezabarba, while Phogat scored a unanimous decision of her own to defeat the Philippines’ Jenelyn Olsim and progress to the tournament finale.
The bout between Stamp and Phogat will form the co-main event of ONE: Winter Warriors, which takes place Friday, December 3 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Headlining the event is a battle for the ONE lightweight kickboxing world title, as defending champion Regian Eersel puts his title on the line against Islam Murtazaev.
There’s bantamweight kickboxing action on the card, with No. 3-ranked Hiroki Akimoto set to face Qiu Jianliang.
The remainder of the card features a trio of MMA bouts, with lightweight contenders Timofey Nastyukhin and Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev set to meet in a mouthwatering battle of hard-hitting contenders.
Brazilian jiu-jitsu star Marcus “Bucheca” Almeida is also set for action on the card as he makes the walk for only his second professional MMA bout.
He’ll be looking to follow up his submission finish of kickboxing veteran Anderson “Braddock” Silva by defeating heavy-handed South Korean Kang Ji Won, who has finished all five of his previous opponents via first-round knockout.
Opening the card will be a flyweight battle, as No. 3-ranked contender Yuya Wakamatsu will look to cement his spot as one of the division’s leading title threats by defeating ONE Hero Series graduate Hu Yong, who arrives for his second bout on the main ONE Championship roster riding a five-fight win streak.
ONE: Winter Warriors – Fight Card
- Regian Eersel (c) vs. Islam Murtazaev – for ONE lightweight kickboxing world title
- Stamp Fairtex vs. Ritu Phogat – ONE atomweight grand prix final
- Qiu Jingliang vs. Hiroki Akimoto – kickboxing bout
- Timofey Nastyukhin vs. Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev – MMA bout
- Kang Ji Won vs. Marcus Almeida – MMA bout
- Hu Yong vs Yuya Wakamatsu – MMA bout