Anissa Meksen is back! The French fighter will face Phetjeeja Lukjaoporongtom in an interim atomweight kickboxing title match at ONE Friday Fights 46 on December 22nd.
Meksen no showed the weigh ins ahead of ONE Fight Night 6 in January. The decision cost her nearly an entire year as she has been sitting on the sidelines ever since.
She had been promised a shot at the interim atomweight kickboxing belt. That opportunity seemed to slip away from Meksen when she tried to renegotiate the terms of her mixed rules fight with Stamp Fairtex at the last minute.
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But Meksen, who has won three fights out of three for ONE Championship, will finally get to challenge for that belt in December. Phetjeeja only made her promotional debut in January but has already stopped four opponents at Lumpinee Stadium.
Having impressed on the weekly cards she was handed an opportunity to compete at ONE Fight Night 15 last month. It was Phetjeeja’s first time fighting on Prime Video and she stopped Celest Hansen in the third round.
“The Queen” Phetjeeja 🇹🇭 caps a dominant performance against Celest Hansen via doctor stoppage TKO! 👸
— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) October 7, 2023
These events take place at Lumpinee Stadium every Friday night. Every four months or so the matchmakers pull out all the stops for a special card and this looks set to be one of those.
ONE Friday Fights 34 was the last marquee event and it reportedly broke several viewing records. Superlek Kiatmoo9 beat Rodtang Jitmuangnon in the headline fight and fans in Thailand will be excited to see what the card on December 22nd looks like.