Warrior Women: 6 Female Stars Competing At ONE On Prime Video 2
ONE on Prime Video 2: Xiong vs. Lee III will be a huge night for women’s combat sports.
Here, we look at all six competitors as they prepare for massive fights at the Singapore Indoor Stadium live in U.S. primetime.
Xiong Jing Nan
Reigning ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion Xiong has ruled her division with an iron fist ever since she claimed the inaugural belt in January 2018.
She’s made six successful defenses since that first World Title victory and owns an 8-1 overall record in ONE Championship.
In the process, “The Panda” has used her powerful striking to overwhelm opponents while claiming four of those wins via stoppage.
Although the finishing rate has tapered off in recent bouts due to the high level of competition, Xiong’s dominance has not, and she’s looked increasingly well-rounded when dealing with wrestlers and grapplers inside the Circle.
Unbeaten in her own division, Xiong’s sole loss in ONE came when she dropped down to atomweight and challenged for Lee’s gold, setting up their trilogy match at strawweight on September 30.
With a 17-2 MMA slate, the Chinese icon already owns the most World Title wins of any woman in ONE, and settling her rivalry with Lee in impressive fashion would solidify her status as the greatest female competitor in the promotion’s history.
Although Xiong has been more active in recent years to build up her resume, ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Lee has also been a sensational force in the organization.
The Singaporean-American superstar is 11-2 overall, has never lost at atomweight, and owns five World Title defenses in the division since claiming the inaugural belt in May 2016.
“Unstoppable” has mostly utilized her dominant submission game to tap out opponents, as she has nine career submissions, including a dramatic finish of Xiong in their last meeting.
However, the 26-year-old continues to improve her striking and wrestling, and she expects to showcase a more developed arsenal in this trilogy match with “The Panda.”
If Lee can dethrone her longtime rival on September 30, she’ll become the first female two-division World Champion in ONE and tie Xiong’s promotional record for World Title victories.
Stamp Fairtex‘s journey in ONE Championship has already been incredible, and she’s eager to add even more accolades.
Starting off with a focus on the striking arts, she claimed the ONE Women’s Atomweight Kickboxing and Muay Thai World Titles, before switching her focus to MMA.
After a perfect 5-0 run in the all-around sport, the Thai megastar lost to Alyona Rassohyna. However, she quickly earned redemption with three straight victories to win the ONE Women’s Atomweight World Grand Prix.
With her triumph, the Fairtex star earned the tournament’s prestigious silver belt and then challenged Lee for the divisional gold.
Stamp would lose to “Unstoppable” in a hard-fought duel, but she still owns the #1 atomweight MMA ranking and can get back into the World Title conversation if she bounces back on September 30.
With an 8-2 MMA record, #5-ranked atomweight MMA contender Jihin Radzuan has been one of the division’s most consistent performers.
The Malaysian first took to the Circle in 2018, and she has come back strong after each rare setback.
A well-rounded athlete, Jihin’s grappling has brought her the most success, and her current three-fight winning streak has pushed her into the upper echelon, where she feels she belongs.
Stamp’s rise has brought her more global attention, but “Shadow Cat” can take some of that momentum for herself and make a big jump up the rankings if she defeats the Fairtex star in their matchup.
Anissa Meksen needs no introduction to striking fans. The French stand-up specialist is one of the most decorated female athletes of all time in kickboxing and Muay Thai, with a stunning 102-5 record.
Since entering ONE, the woman nicknamed “C18” has obliterated both of her opponents, and she’s been making a beeline for Janet Todd‘s kickboxing gold.
With Meksen’s high-volume output and vast experience, it’s hard to imagine there will be many potential adversaries who can stop her.
The seven-time kickboxing and Muay Thai World Champion knows an impressive performance could earn a shot at her eighth major accolade – and she’ll do anything to get it.
Promotional newcomer Dangkongfah Banchamek might be a fresh face in ONE, but she’s well-known in Muay Thai circles.
The WBC Muay Thai World Champion has been a leading light in Thailand’s burgeoning women’s scene, and she has already taken some massive scalps.
Notably, Dangkongfah owns a pair of wins over reigning ONE Women’s Atomweight Muay Thai World Champion Allycia Hellen Rodrigues.
If she can beat the iconic Meksen later this month, the Thai upstart could put herself in line for a challenge of either Rodrigues or Todd, who owns the interim atomweight Muay Thai gold.
Dangkongfah’s aggressive, punch-heavy style could be a good antidote to Meksen’s nonstop pressure, and their clash at ONE on Prime Video 2 has all the making of a classic.