Ritu Phogat vs. Stamp Fairtex Atomweight Grand Prix Final Set to Take Place on 3 December

Published 11/12/2021, 6:12 AM EST


The date and venue for the ONE Women’s Atomweight World Grand Prix Championship Final have been confirmed.

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India’s top martial arts exponent Ritu “The Indian Tigress” Phogat meets Stamp Fairtex at ONE: WINTER WARRIORS on Friday, 3 December. Both athletes rallied past world-class opponents to punch their tickets into the inaugural women’s atomweight tournament finale.

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Phogat advanced to the final with two unanimous decision wins, one over Meng Bo in the quarterfinals and one over Jenelyn Olsim in the semis. The Indian star used her top wrestling skills and much-improved striking arsenal to the full extent in those matches. 

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Stamp, on the other hand, earned her spot in the tournament decider following wins over Julie Mezabarba and Alyona Rassohyna. The Thai icon now seems poised for the ONE Women’s Atomweight World Grand Prix Championship Final.

What to expect from Ritu Phogat vs. Stamp Fairtex?

Martial arts fans across the globe can expect an MMA clinic when these two contenders go toe-to-toe inside the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Moreover, the winner is guaranteed the iconic silver belt and a shot at “Unstoppable” Angela Lee for her ONE Atomweight World Title.

Phogat has been waiting for this opportunity since she made her MMA debut in ONE Championship in November 2019. Now she’s two wins away from becoming India’s first-ever female Mixed Martial Arts World Champion, and she wants to solidify her status as a national icon by defeating Stamp and Lee. 

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“I just want to tell both of them that no one can stop me from winning the belt. I will prove that I am the best,” Phogat said. 

Stamp, on the other hand, has her own ambitions. The former two-sport queen is chasing a record-breaking third World Title over three disciplines. Similarly, a win for Stamp will make her the first-ever Thai female Mixed Martial Arts World Champion.

ONE: WINTER WARRIORS fight card

Phogat and Stamp’s matchup serves as the co-main event of the evening. In the main event, Regian “The Immortal” Eersel defends his ONE Lightweight Kickboxing World Title against

Islam Murtazaev. The Dutch-Surinamese World Champion enters his third World Title defense looking to improve his 5-0 record under the ONE Super Series banner.

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Four other matches were also confirmed for ONE: WINTER WARRIORS on Friday, 3 December. Take a look at the full lineup below: 

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  • Regian Eersel vs. Islam Murtazaev (ONE Lightweight Kickboxing World Title)
  • Stamp Fairtex vs. Ritu Phogat (Atomweight World Grand Prix Championship Final)
  • Qiu Jianliang vs. Hiroki Akimoto (kickboxing – bantamweight)
  • Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev vs. Timofey Nastyukhin (mixed martial arts – lightweight)
  • Marcus Almeida vs. Kang Ji Won (mixed martial arts – heavyweight)
  • Hu Yong vs. Yuya Wakamatsu (mixed martial arts – flyweight)
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Arman Khan is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He began following combat sports when Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor competed in 'The Money Fight' in 2017. 'The Notorious' attracted Arman to the UFC, and he became an ardent fan of professional fighting as he could draw parallels with the action from his combat sports experience and break down techniques such as striking and striking defense lucidly for the casual fans.

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