Alyse Anderson found out yesterday that there is a title shot on the table if she beats Stamp Fairtex. There was already plenty of pressure on the 28 year old ahead of ONE Fight Night 10 but the opportunity just got even bigger.

If she can beat Stamp then Anderson will face Seo Hee Ham with the interim atomweight title on the line. It was potentially a lot for the American to deal with but she has been working hard on the mental side of the MMA game and is taking it all in her stride,

“I’m honoured for this opportunity. I just take each day at a time and try not to think too far ahead. A lot this training camp has been mental, dealing with the pressure and I have all the tools to overcome that.”


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Peak shape

She has trained with some legendary fighters in order to prepare for her fight with Stamp, which takes place in Broomfield on Friday night (local time). Anderson normally prepares for fights at American Top Team in Coconut Creek, which is also home to flyweight headliner Adriano Moraes.

But she has spent the last five weeks in Colorado getting used to the altitude and training with former UFC strawweight champion Rose Namajunas and her coach Pat Barry. According to Anderson this has helped her get in peak mental and physical shape ahead of her fight with Stamp,

“Coming from a great gym American Top Team to working with them and adjusting to the elevation for the last five weeks I really clicked with them. We had some great experiences together and its not just putting the reps in the gym its getting your mind fight ready.”

According to Anderson getting to spend one on one time with Namajunas has helped take her game to ‘the next level’,

“We are really isolating with our training and that one on one has taken my game to the next level. Who wouldn’t want to spend five weeks with Thug Rose and Pat Barry?”


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High stakes

It sounds like Anderson has left nothing to chance with her preparation. But the stakes just got higher because she found out the day before the event that her fight would be a title eliminator.

Stamp had already been promised a shot at Seo Hee Ham and the interim belt if she won. But it wasn’t clear if the offer had also been extended to Anderson who says it would be ‘awesome’ to get to fight for the title,

“That would be awesome to get the interim title shot. I was hoping that would be the case but being unranked I wasn’t sure.”

If Anderson can upset the odds and defeat Stamp tomorrow then she might be making more trips to Denver to train with Namajunas and Barry in the future.