Allycia Rodrigues will be replacing Jackie Buntan at ONE Fight Night 14. The Brazilian is moving up in weight to challenge for the strawweight Muay Thai title.
Rodrigues currently holds the atomweight Muay Thai title. She faces a tall task to capture a second belt because reigning champion Smilla Sundell is five inches taller than her.
Buntan has been booked to rematch Sundell. But she pulled out of the fight due to ‘family matters’ leaving the Swedish fighter without an opponent.
In her place steps Rodrigues. The Brazilian returned after a two year layoff spent giving birth to her son to defeat Janet Todd and unify the atomweight Muay Thai titles.
Rodrigues has the opportunity to secure a second title in a different division. But Sundell has never lost a ONE Championship fight and is big even by strawweight standards.
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As previously announced Stamp Fairtex will face Seo Hee Ham in the main event of ONE Fight Night 14. The interim atomweight title fight will be on the line.
The belt has been introduced because regular champion Angela Lee is out of action and looks likely to retire. She has not fought since the tragic death of her sister, Victoria Lee but will be cageside in Singapore..
Stamp earned her shot at the belt by stopping Alyse Anderson at ONE Fight Night 10. She has also held the atomweight kickboxing and Muay Thai titles.
Ham is the former Deep-Jewels 105lbs champion, Road FC 105lbs champion and Rizin 108lbs champion. She has spent much of her career competing in Japan and beaten the likes of Ayaka Hamasaki, Miyuu Yamamoto and Mina Kurobe.
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The event will take place on Saturday morning (local time) and be broadcast live by Amazon Prime in the US. It is the first ONE Championship event to be held in Singapore since March 25th with Thailand having emerged as the promotion’s new base.
Another title fight is on the ONE Fight Night 14 card. Danielle Kelly and Jessa Khan will rematch with the inaugural atomweight submission grappling title on the line.
Kelly and Khan first went head to head in 2021. The Cambodian/American claimed a decision win that day but it is her opponent who has gone on to enjoy success with ONE Championship.
Kelly has won three and drawn one of her four bouts for the promotion. Meanwhile Khan has yet to make her ONE Championship debut having seen several matches fall through.
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The card will also feature a boxing match between two strawweights wearing MMA gloves. Nat Wondergirl will face Xiong Jing Nan with spinning back fists allowed under the ruleset.
Xiong Jing Nan is the reigning strawweight champion in MMA. Meanwhile Wondergirl is coming off a loss to Lisa Kyriacou at ONE Friday Fights 26.
Xiong has a background in boxing and was on the national team in her native China. Meanwhile Wondergirl’s roots are in Muay Thai although both have been more focused on MMA in recent years.