Stamp Fairtex showed that she is now a complete mixed martial arts fighter.
The former ONE Kickboxing and Muay Thai world champion submitted Ritu Phogat in the second round to win the Atomweight World Grand Prix, Friday evening during Winter Warriors I held at Singapore Indoor Stadium.
During the second round, Phogat, a wrestler by trade, took down Stamp. Stamp though was unperturbed transitioning from a triangle to an armbar to get the tap at 2:14 of the second frame.
“I’m really happy right now, I’m surprised that I was able to pull an armbar on her,” said Stamp, who will face ONE Atomweight Champion Angela Lee early next year.
“I will try my best to take down Angela Lee and take her belt.”
Lee, who picked Stamp to win over her Evolve MMA teammate Phogat, said that she can’t wait for the dream match.
“I’ll see you soon!” she tweeted.
In the main event, Regian Eersel defended his ONE Lightweight Kickboxing World Title once again, this time against a game Islam Murtazaev by way of a split decision.
Murtazaev was aggressive from the start, pushing the pace with a torrent of flashy combinations. Eersel timed his responses well, countering with efficiency, and both fighters had their moments in a fairly even second round.
Eersel came alive in the third, as he pressured an exhausted Murtazaev along the Circle Wall. The championship rounds then saw the Dutch-Surinamese striker establish himself even further, as he eked out a close victory, extended his winning streak to 18, and moved to 6-0 in ONE.
It was a great night of fights as well that saw a fight of the year candidate in Dagi Arslanaliev versus Timofey Nastyukhin while Buchecha flat out dominated.
Arslanaliev survived a slobber knocker against his bitter rival, knocking him out in the third round.
A furious second frame from Arslanaliev nearly had the Russian out on his feet, but the latter survived the onslaught.
In the final round, the Turkish star connected with a thunderous right hand that slept Nastyukhin almost instantly, ending matters at just 49 seconds into round three.
Buchecha, on the other hand, made quick work of previously unbeaten knockout artist Kang Ji Wong, submitting the South Korean midway through the first round.
“Buchecha” wasted no time with a takedown. Once on the mat, he swiftly took the back and locked in the rear-naked choke to force the tap at the 2:27 mark.