“The Greatest Female Combat Sports Athlete” – Chatri Sityodtong Applauds Stamp Fairtex After Three-Sport Glory at ONE Fight Night 14

Published 10/03/2023, 2:48 AM EDT

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ONE Fight Night 14: Stamp vs. Ham‘ on Prime Video witnessed Thai megastar Stamp Fairtex achieve the truly incredible and unprecedented: capturing a ONE World Title in a third combat sports discipline.

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On September 29, live from the Singapore Indoor Stadium, the 25-year-old secured a third-round stoppage over South Korean veteran Ham Seo Hee to claim the ONE Women’s Atomweight MMA World Title, which had been vacated earlier in the night with former longtime titleholder Angela Lee announcing her retirement.

Chatri Sityodtong is all praises for Stamp Fairtex and her historic feat

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With this victory, Stamp adds another gold belt to her trophy case, which already includes the ONE Atomweight Kickboxing and Muay Thai World Titles, as well as the ONE Women’s Atomweight MMA World Grand Prix Title. After the blockbuster event, ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong showered praise on the newly crowned queen for her monumental achievement.

He said: “She is the greatest female combat sports athlete because no one has done what she has done – winning Muay Thai at the highest levels, winning kickboxing at the highest levels, winning MMA at the highest levels.” As a former ONE World Champion in two different striking arts, the Fairtex Training Center representative has already firmly established herself as one of the planet’s top stand-up fighters. But on Friday against Ham, she showcased her ever-evolving submission attack, nearly finishing an armbar in the closing seconds of the second stanza.

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Sityodtong has experienced Stamp’s submission grappling prowess firsthand and is nothing short of impressed: “I went to visit Fairtex two or three months ago, just touring Thailand, and I had a training session with her. Her jiu-jitsu is legit. And that armbar that you saw, it was tight, it was in. If there were 10 more seconds, that arm would have been broken. It was on. Who would have thought that a Muay Thai World Champion would be so slick?” Indeed, the Thai seems to have fully transitioned from a Muay Thai specialist to a well-rounded, elite mixed martial artist.

The ‘ONE’ CEO is impressed by Stamp Fairtex’s ground game

According to Sityodtong, Stamp’s ground game might be just as dangerous as her world-class striking – a sentiment echoed by reigning ONE Flyweight Submission Grappling World Champion Mikey Musumeci:

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“Now, her no-gi game is genuinely black belt level. Actually, Mikey Musumeci was there with me; we were training together, and he was blown away by Stamp’s skills now on the ground.”

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Aditya Vaibhav

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Aditya Vaibhav is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. He discovered MMA in the year 2009 after watching Chuck Liddell on Spike TV’s Deadliest Warrior, at the age of 10. A follower of combat sports, Aditya uses writing as a medium to actively participate in the domain he is so passionate about.
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