Gabrielle de Ramos fought in Bangkok last week. It appears to be the Filipina’s first time fighting in Thailand and she enjoyed the experience by the sounds of it.

De Ramos is a Muay Thai fighter and content creator who was born in the Philippines but is based in Australia and has a big fan following there. She shares every step of her combat sport journey with 163,000 Instagram followers and also posts regularly on YouTube and Tik Tok.

The 23 year old fought at MBK Fight Night in Bangkok on Wednesday and shared some footage along with a caption which read,

“It was fun to throw some elbows.”

Heavier opponents

While most fighters tend to come to Thailand to train and then fight towards the end of their trip de Ramos appears to have competed soon after stepping off the plane. She prepared for this bout in Australia before putting in a couple of sessions at the Eminent Air Gym in Bangkok.

She appears to have beaten Pornapha Por Tawatchan by decision. The bout at the MBK Shopping Centre in central Bangkok was set for 46kgs (101lbs) which is light even by Thai standards.

De Ramos normally competes at 105lbs in Australia which suggests she has been taking on heavier opponents. That doesn’t seem to have deterred the Filipino who once took two fights in the space of a single week.

Stacked division

If she is able to compete at 105lbs then de Ramos should be able to find plenty of action in Thailand. Some of the country’s top female fighters are in that division including Loma Lookboonmee and Stamp Fairtex who started out in Muay Thai before transitioning to MMA.

The likes of Phetjeeja Lukjaoporongtom, Buakaw Morkorchor Chaiyaphum and Yau Pui Yu and Nongam Fairtex are all currently campaigning at her weight. There are plenty of potential opponents out there for the Filipina who has been competing professionally since 2019.

With ONE Championship putting on weekly events at Lumpinee Stadium there are more opportunities for female fighters than ever before. MBK Fight Night tends to showcase fighters who are at the start of their careers but if de Ramos decides to stay in Thailand there should be no shortage of opportunities.