ONE Championship’s summer schedule may be coming to a close, but there is more than enough action to keep things hot as the temperatures cool over the coming months.
Kicking off the autumn season will be ONE Fight Night 14: Stamp vs. Ham, which goes down on Saturday, September 30, and is set to feature an array of martial arts mayhem.
Let’s take a look at some of the must-see matchups that will be showcased when ONE returns to the Singapore Indoor Stadium in a few short weeks.
Stamp Fairtex vs. Ham Seo Hee
Top-ranked contenders Stamp Fairtex and Ham Seo Hee have dominated the ONE women’s atomweight MMA division for some time, and they are now set to collide for its biggest prize.
The pair will battle for the ONE interim women’s atomweight MMA world title in the evening’s main event, and the combat sports world is divided on who will take the crown.
Stamp has adapted her world-class striking skills to MMA incredibly well. The former atomweight Muay Thai and kickboxing queen has amassed an 10-2 record under MMA rules that includes winning the ONE women’s atomweight world grand prix in 2021 and a failed challenge of Angela Lee’s divisional crown last March.
With back-to-back wins to her name, she is now on the cusp of becoming ONE’s first three-sport world champion. But standing in her way is a veteran on a blistering run of her own.
Ham has been untouchable for the last six years. She has amassed a nine-fight winning streak and holds a 3-0 slate in ONE. The 36-year-old has collected accolades in promotions around the world, but winning a world title in ONE will be her crowning achievement, so fans can expect a barnburner when these two square off.
Xiong Jing Nan vs. Nat “Wondergirl” Jaroonsak
ONE strawweight MMA world champion Xiong Jing Nan and Nat “Wondergirl” Jaroonsak will strap on the 4-ounce gloves and take part in the latest of ONE’s discipline-bending showcases at ONE Fight Night 14.
Both stars are adept strikers, and they will need every bit of fire they can muster in their fists when they go toe to toe in a special hand-strikes-only matchup.
The bout will run for three three-minute rounds and no kicks, knees, elbows, or submissions will be permitted. And given the star-studded backgrounds of both women, this one-of-a-kind battle is not to be missed.
Xiong has dominated the women’s strawweight MMA division for over five years now and has toppled strong opposition like Tiffany Teo and Ayaka Miura in that time, along with successful title defenses against ONE women’s atomweight MMA world champion Angela Lee on two separate occasions.
Meanwhile, “Wondergirl” is as decorated as they come in Muay Thai. She is a former two-time Thai national champion in the sport, and quickly rose to fame in ONE’s striking ranks thanks to her firefights with the likes of Zeba Bano, KC Carlos, and Lisa Kyriacou.
While it’ll be no easy task, the 24-year-old striking starlet has the perfect opportunity to shock the world against Xiong at ONE Fight Night 14.
Mauro Cerilli vs. Paul Elliott
Heavyweight giants will also lock horns on ONE Fight Night 14 in a matchup that both competitors need to win.
Paul Elliott has faced a string of bad uck since arriving at ONE. The Middlesborough monster debuted against Kang Ji Won at ONE X in March 2022 and suffered a first-round stoppage loss to the South Korean slugger.
He put in a strong showing against Martin Batur later that same year, but Batur rallied to score an incredible comeback win. That result was later overturned to a no-contest ruling after Batur failed a drug test, but Elliott is in need of a pivotal win against Cerilli.
“The Hammer” is no easy opponent, however, and he has come up against the who’s-who of competition in ONE’s heavyweight ranks, including Brandon Vera, Amir Aliakbari, and former ONE heavyweight world champion Arjan Bhullar.
But with his last win coming over two years ago, the Italian star will be looking to impress against Elliott.