5 Reasons Why Stamp Fairtex Could Become A Superstar In North America At ONE Fight Night 10
Stamp Fairtex is already one of the hottest names in ONE Championship, and on Friday, May 5, the Thai sensation has a chance to elevate her status even higher in the North American market.
That evening, the three-sport superstar will face American phenom Alyse Anderson in a critical atomweight MMA clash at ONE Fight Night 10: Johnson vs. Moraes III on Prime Video – the organization’s first card on United States soil.
Many of the fans in attendance and watching live in U.S. primetime will be familiar with the popular Fairtex athlete, but those seeing her compete for the first time will be in for a treat.
Here are five reasons why the former two-sport ONE World Champion and current #1-ranked atomweight MMA contender has the skills and charisma to become an even bigger megastar in the United States.
#1 She’s One Of The Most Decorated Strikers In MMA
Stamp began her mixed martial arts career in “Rich Franklin’s ONE Warrior Series” with an established background in Muay Thai.
Training in “the art of eight limbs” from the age of 5, the Pattaya resident has 85 all-striking bouts to her credit and an impressive list of accolades.
Those include holding the ONE Atomweight Kickboxing and Muay Thai World Titles at the same time – making her the promotion’s first two-sport queen – before deciding to give MMA most of her attention in recent years.
#2 She’s Embraced Grappling
While some strikers enter MMA with the intention of not engaging against grapplers, Stamp has fully immersed herself in the ground game.
The 25-year-old earned her purple belt in BJJ last June and has been working alongside some top training partners and coaches to fuel her development.
Her progress has been impressive. The Thai has held her own against some elite grapplers inside the Circle – even picking up a pair of submission victories.
Submission grappling is much more prominent in the United States than in Thailand, so American fans will be impressed by Stamp’s skills if her bout against Anderson hits the canvas.
#3 She’s Skyrocketed Up The MMA Ranks
With a world-class striking background and a commitment to grappling, it’s no surprise that Stamp has excelled in mixed martial arts.
While it often takes a long time for athletes to reach great heights in a new sport, Stamp has already shown that she can hang with the atomweight MMA division’s elite.
She picked up three consecutive victories to win the ONE Women’s Atomweight World Grand Prix in December 2021 and then challenged Angela Lee for the World Title.
Although she came up short against the division’s longtime queen, Stamp almost finished Lee and proved that she is definitely World Championship material in the all-around game.
#4 The ‘Stamp Dance’
Stamp’s skills and intensity are reasons enough to enjoy her fights, but the Rayong native’s desire to entertain doesn’t end there.
Her high-octane walkouts are legendary, with her trademark “Stamp Dance” making an appearance during walks to the Circle.
And whenever she wins, the Thai likes to let her happiness out with a victory dance – another time fans can see the Fairtex representative in her element.
#5 She’s A Lot Of Fun Outside The Circle
With so much hype surrounding her crucial atomweight battle with Anderson, many fans are likely to check out Stamp’s social media accounts, where she’s just as much fun.
The three-sport star doesn’t take herself too seriously, which makes her extremely likable.
You’ll see her pulling pranks on training partners, dancing, and joking around constantly, blending the intensity of her training with some light-hearted downtime.
This side of Stamp’s character is another reason why she’s gained legions of supporters across the globe.