Destiny Awaits: The Flawless Run That Led Ham Seo Hee To A World Title Showdown With Stamp Fairtex

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The main event of ONE Fight Night 14 on Prime Video will feature one of the most anticipated Mixed Martial Arts World Title showdowns in recent memory.

On Friday, September 29, all-action scrapper Ham Seo Hee will go toe-to-toe with Thai superstar Stamp Fairtex for the ONE Interim Women’s Atomweight MMA World Title live in U.S. primetime at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

At 36 years old and with 26 professional wins on her resume – including nine straight dating back to 2017 – Ham has long been one of the most respected fighters in mixed martial arts.

Now, she could cement her status as an all-time great with a World Title victory over Stamp.

Before the action gets underway, we look back at the South Korean’s impeccable run to the top of ONE’s talent-rich atomweight MMA division since making her promotional debut in 2021.

Edges Zamboanga In Hard-Fought Battle

In her promotional debut at ONE: EMPOWER in September 2021, Ham squared off with Denice “The Menace” Zamboanga, the division’s #1-ranked contender at the time.

Already a renowned veteran and a feared striker, the South Korean arrived in ONE riding a six-fight winning streak and carrying lofty expectations, but she faced a stiff test and a rude welcome from Zamboanga.

The Filipina star pressed the action early with a diligent grappling attack, but Ham stormed back in the second and third rounds with her crispy boxing, trademark left hand, and incredible pacing, ultimately securing a close split-decision victory.

“Hamzzang” had officially arrived in the world’s largest martial arts organization by knocking off the presumed next ONE Atomweight MMA World Title challenger.

Dominates Zamboanga In Rematch

Ham returned for a much-anticipated rematch with Zamboanga six months later at ONE X, and this time, she left no doubts about the decision.

On this historic occasion, the Team MAD representative fought with something to prove, as she displayed improved grappling and clinch skills to beat “The Menace” at her own game.

To that end, Ham spent much of the three-round battle controlling her foe from top position, where she unleashed vicious ground strikes.

With the unanimous decision win, the veteran reminded the rest of the atomweight MMA division that she is much more than a heavy-handed brawler; she’s an all-around mixed martial artist with world-class skills in any phase of the fight.

A Step Ahead Of Hirata

In her most recent outing, “Hamzzang” took on dangerous grappling specialist Itsuki Hirata in a high-stakes World Title eliminator bout at ONE Fight Night 8 on Prime Video.

Utilizing a beautiful display of veteran savvy and tactical awareness, Ham consistently kept her opponent on the end of her strikes, picking Hirata apart at range with piston-like straight punches.

Moreover, the South Korean’s defensive grappling was on point throughout the bout. Not only did she successfully stuff the vast majority of “Android 18’s” takedown attempts but also punished her with ruthless strikes each and every time she closed the distance.

After 15 minutes of dominance, the judges delivered a unanimous decision in favor of Ham – officially punching her ticket to a World Title showdown.

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