The American striker from the South Bay region of Los Angeles, California, earned her place in ONE Championship with an impressive 20-5 slate. Now, her popularity is set to explode.
Here are three reasons why Buntan is set to make a strong impression in the promotion’s all-striking branch, ONE Super Series.
A World-Class Training Partner
Buntan is a key training partner for ONE Atomweight Kickboxing World Champion Janet “JT” Todd, so she knows exactly what it takes to achieve success at the highest level.
Todd earned her belt in a rematch with Stamp Fairtex at ONE: KING OF THE JUNGLE this past February, and the stunning victory surely inspired her younger teammate to strive for World Title gold in the future.
Both athletes work under esteemed coach Bryan Popejoy at Boxing Works in Lawndale, California, but they bounce off one another in sparring and training sessions to push forward in the same direction.
A Decorated Athlete
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The 22-year-old is accomplished in her own right, too.
Buntan picked up titles as a junior, and she has earned accolades such as the IAMTF Featherweight Championship and the California State Muay Thai Championship in the senior ranks.
She’s even succeeded in one-night events, winning several of them, including the She Fights 4-Woman Tournament.
An Animal Lover
When she isn’t sparring with World Champions or collecting gold, Buntan loves to spend downtime with her best friend, Jack.
The Muay Thai warrior rescued Jack as a young pup in 2019, and the pair have since formed a unique bond.
Whether it’s long walks or a trip to the beach, the Californian and her cute dog are inseparable!
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