Stamp Fairtex spent virtually the entire first round defending takedown attempts from Jihin Radzuan. It looked like it was going to be a difficult assignment for the atomweight Grand Prix winner but the tide turned dramatically in the third round.

Radzuan was holding her own in the stand up exchanges but ate a knee to the head after a telegraphed takedown in the second stanza. The fight was close heading into the third and final round but then Stamp landed the strike which would ultimately settle the contest.

A left elbow dropped Radzuan and the Malaysian was hurt, with blood pouring from her mouth. From there it was all Stamp who spent several minutes in top position landing ground and pound.

Top contender

Radzuan was able to escape and reverse the position with less than a minute remaining in the round. But Stamp used a leg lock attempt to stall the Malaysian who was unable to capitalize with any strikes or submission attempts.

There was no doubt who the winner would be when the outcome was declared. All three judges voted in favour of Stamp with Radzuan’s face bearing the brunt of the damage the Thai fighter had done in the final round.

Coming into this contest Stamp was the #1 contender in the atomweight division. She looks in pole position for a rematch with current champion Angela Lee but that could be nearly a year away.

Lee is fighting Xiong Jing Nan in about 30 minutes time at strawweight. If she wins then the 26 year old will have two belts to defend, and would need to lose 10lbs before moving back down to atomweight.

Meanwhile Stamp has a mixed rules fight with Anissa Meksen, who also won today, booked for Bangkok in January. So she won’t be challenging for the atomweight belt any time soon.

Mixed rules

After her fight Meksen taunted Stamp, accusing her of being more of a a dancer than a fighter The Thai fighter fired back in her post fight interview asking,

β€œHas she ever won anything at all in ONE Championship, a world title?”

Stamp, of course, has won two. At one point she held the atomweight kickboxing and Muay Thai titles and she was recently crowned as the winner of the atomweight Grand Prix in MMA.

Meksen desperately wants a shot at both the titles which Stamp held and has won three out of three ONE Championship fights. The rivalry between the two atomweights is brewing and they will get to settle their differences in a mixed rules fight at ONE on Prime Video 6 in January.