Anissa Meksen will have another chance to underline her title credentials at ONE on Prime Video 2. She has been matched with promotional newcomer Daokongfah Banchamek in an atomweight Muay Thai fight.
Meksen will be looking for her third straight ONE Championship win. She has won two out of two so far, competing in both kickboxing and Muay Thai.
The current Muay Thai champion is Allycia Rodrigues but she has been out of action for nearly two years after becoming a mother for the first time. Meksen’s opponent does have a win over the reigning champion though.
In 2020 Daokongfah beat Rodrigues by decision to claim the Thailand 118lbs title. She fights out of Buakaw’s camp and will be making her ONE Championship debut.
As previously announced atomweight champion Angela Lee will be challenging for the strawweight title for the second time on September 30th. The Hawaiian takes on Xiong Jing Nan in the main event of ONE on Prime Video 2.
Seo Hee Ham had been expected to challenge Lee for her atomweight belt. But instead she will be moving up in weight to take on Xiong in a trilogy bout that will be broadcast live on Amazon Prime:
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The two previous encounters between Lee and Xiong have both taken place in Tokyo. But this bout is set for the Singapore Indoor Stadium in a show that is set for Saturday morning (local time).
The first fight at ONE: ‘A New Era’ was for Xiong’s strawweight title. The Chinese fighter stopped Lee with a body shot in the fifth round, handing her the first loss of her entire career.
The rematch took place at ONE: ‘Century’ and was for Lee’s atomweight belt. This time it was the Hawaiian who would claim a fifth round victory, submitting Xiong with seconds remaining in the fight.
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Lee appears to have already started bulking up in preparation for her move to the strawweight division. The 26 year old made a triumphant comeback at ONE: ‘X’ earlier this year, submitting Stamp Fairtex in the second round.
Meanwhile Xiong is coming off a lopsided decision win over Ayaka Miura at ONE: ‘Heavy Hitters’ in January. She will have been watching ONE: ‘X’ with interest, because Lee was badly hurt by a body shot in the opening round.
It will be interesting to see if Lee is making a permanent move to strawweight or intends to continue competing in both divisions. ONE Championship has had several fighters hold two titles concurrently including Aung La Nsang, Martin Nguyen and Reinier de Ridder.
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Meanwhile Two of ONE Championship’s top atomweights will face off at ONE on Prime Video 2. Stamp Fairtex has been booked to face Jihin Radzuan at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on September 30th.
Both fighters have identical records. Stamp is currently ranked #1 while Radzuan is #5 so the winner could find themselves in pole position for a shot at the atomweight title.
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Superbon Banchamek will have the opportunity to extend his remarkable run of recent results when he takes on newly crowned featherweight kickboxing Grand Prix winner Chingiz Allazov. The Thai will be putting his featherweight title on the line.
Superbon has beaten Sittichai Sitsongpeenong, Giorgio Petrosyan and Marat Grigorian in his last three fights, capturing the featherweight title and establishing himself as arguably the best pound for pound kickboxer on the planet. He is currently riding a 12 fight winning streak.
Allazov has won his last three, winning the Grand Prix in the process. He faces Sittichai in the final at ONE: ‘X’ and beat him by decision to earn a title shot.
"I might give him a head kick like I did to Petrosyan." 😳
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Mikey Musumeci and Cleber Sousa will have the opportunity to become ONE Championship’s first ever submission grappling champion. The two flyweights will go head to head on September 30th with the inaugural flyweight strap on the line.
Musumeci has already made his ONE Championship debut. He made quick work of MMA veteran Masakuzi Imanari in a catchweight contest, submitting him with a rear naked choke in the opening round.
Sousa will be making his promotional debut but he already holds a win over Musumeci. They faced off twice in 2007 and shared a victory apiece with neither man able to secure the submission.
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Also added to the card this week was a kickboxing bout between Marat Grigorian and Tayfun Ozcan. The former will be looking to get back t winning ways after dropping a decision to Superbon Banchamek in a featherweight title fight.
In the featherweight division undefeated Russian Shamil Gasanov (12-0) makes his promotional debut. The BJJ black belt has been matched with the always entertaining Kim Jae Woong (12-5).