ONE Championship has officially announced the start date and contenders for the biggest women’s mixed martial arts tournament in the world.
On Wednesday, ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong confirmed the eight fighters who will compete in the ONE Atomweight World Grand Prix, which will begin with the first round on 28 May.
The winner of this prestigious tournament will earn the right to challenge reigning ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion “Unstoppable” Angela Lee for the World Title in November.
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Among the participants are top-ranked atomweight contenders Denice “The Menace” Zamboanga (#1), Meng Bo (#2), and Stamp Fairtex (#5), as well as unbeaten rising stars Ritu “The Indian Tigress” Phogat and Itsuki “Strong Heart Fighter” Hirata.
There are also some fresh faces in the mix, with the signing of America’s Alyse Anderson and South Korea’s Seo Hee Ham.
Recent ONE debutant Alyona Rassohyna rounds off the eight-person field.
The full lineup of contenders for the ONE Atomweight World Grand Prix is as follows:
- Denice Zamboanga (8-0)
Meng Bo (17-5)
- Stamp Fairtex (5-1)
Alyse Anderson (5-1)
Itsuki Hirata (7-0)
Alyona Rassohyna (13-4)
Ritu Phogat (4-0)
Seo Hee Ham (23-8)
First-round matchups for 28 May will be announced soon, so stay tuned to ONEFC.com for updates.