Even before she became a teenager, Anissa Meksen was always fascinated with kickboxing. At age 12, she took a liking to kickboxing thanks to her brother, Mehdi, and it’s something that she pursued for the rest of her life.
But despite becoming one of the top teenagers in the sport of kickboxing, Meksen never put her schooling on the side. The Parisian would obtain two degrees – one in Sports Performance and the other in Training Methodology.
Amazingly, that isn’t even the most impressive thing about her. Actually, it’s her many career accomplishments.
In 2014, Meksen became the WMPF Muay Thai World Champion and was also named the MuayThai TV Fighter of the Year. Two years later, she claimed the WAKO Pro Flyweight World Championship, and the French striker would follow that up by winning the Glory Women’s Super Bantamweight World Title and the IKSA K-1 Bantamweight World Championship.
For her conquests, Meksen has been consistently ranked as the top women’s pound-for-pound kickboxer by Combat Press, and she’s never dropped from the top two spots since reaching #1 in 2017. She is also equally as good in other combat sports, as she also owns a World Championship in savate and holds a French Boxing Championship.
Now in ONE Championship, Meksen looks to cement her legacy by claiming the ONE Atomweight Kickboxing and Muay Thai World Titles. Before that happens, she’ll make ONE Championship history as one of the first two women to compete in a mixed rules fight when she faces Stamp Fairtex at ONE on Prime Video 6 in January 2023.