Muay Thai fighter Alma Juniku likes to dress up & look pretty

Alma Juniku is ahead of the biggest challenge in her career to date. The Australian fighter goes up against the two-sport champion Nong “Stamp” Fairtex, aiming to steal ONE Atomweight Muay Thai title. The pair headlines the upcoming “Legendary Quest” event held on June 15 at the Baoshan Arena in Shanghai, China.

Advertisements

Yet, for the Brisbane-based competitor the life is not all about heavy kicks and competition inside the ring. In a recent promo released by ONE Championship, Juniku shared several behind-the-scenes aspects of her personality, “so people can get to know me [her] not only as a fighter.

“I do such a manly sport, but I want people to see that I’m still sweet and feminine,” said Juniku, whose resume includes WBC World Super Flyweight Muay Thai title.

Alma Juniku WBC Super Flyweight champion
Alma Juniku won WBC Super Flyweight title against Zaza Sor. Aree | Pic: Instagram/almajuniku

“I like to dress up and look pretty, because all the time I’m training, you’re sweaty and it just looks a bit rough. I like to mix it up and then have days where I look pretty.”

One can say Juniku joins the likes of “Muay Thai Barbie” Ekaterina Vandaryeva and MMA fighters Paige VanZant and Anastasia Yankova, who in addition to the world-class fighting bring “gloss and glamour” to the ring.

“I want people, females in particular, to know that they can do a tough sport, but still have that girly side, not being judged and looked at like they’re manly.”

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bvdim4HB_ua/

Over the course of her career Alma Juniku defeated Brooke Farrell, Yolanda Schmidt, Zaza Sor Aree, among others. Although the challenger makes her first appearance at ONE Championship, she is aiming for Gold.

“I want to inspire, especially younger people, to train and make something out of it. I hope to inspire young women so they can chase after their dreams, whether it’s fighting or anything they want.”

The Nong “Stamp” Fairtex vs. Alma Juniku bout is scheduled for five rounds. ONE World Atomweight Muay Thai title is on the line.

Advertisements

Share This

Add a comment

Related

Best Shots: ONE Championship ‘Inside the Matrix’ in photos

Check out some of the best fight action photos from ONE Championship: Inside the Matrix, featuring the six-fight card with four titles contested on...

ONE Championship: Inside the Matrix – full event video and fight results

ONE: Inside the Matrix features the six-fight card with four titles contest on the night. MMA event takes place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium...

Georges St-Pierre, Renzo Gracie and Ben Askren guest stars at The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition

Mixed martial arts legends Georges St-Pierre and Renzo Gracie, as well as former ONE Welterweight World Champion Ben "Funky" Askren, will join ONE Championship...

UFC Vegas 12: Hall vs Silva weigh-in faceoff (video)

Following UFC Fight Night: Hall vs Silva weigh-in ceremony (results here), the fighters come face to face ahead of their respective MMA bouts. You...

Inoue vs Moloney weigh-in results – main event official, in co-main champion loses belt on scale, 1 fight canceled (video)

Three-division world champion Naoya Inoue defends his WBA, IBF and Ring Magazine bantamweight titles against Jason Moloney live on ESPN+ on Saturday, October 31...

Davis vs Santa Cruz weigh-in results – main event official, one fight canceled (video)

Three-time world champion Gervonta Davis and four-division champion Leo Santa Cruz square off on October 31 live on Showtime PPV from Alamodome...

Sign up for FIGHTMAG Weekly Newsletter

Top stories delivered to your inbox

Full Fight: Uriah Hall secures second-round stoppage win against Gegard Mousasi at UFC Saitama (video)

Uriah Hall goes up against former middleweight champion Anderson Silva in the main event of UFC Vegas 12 this Saturday, October 31 (Sunday, November...

Oleksandr Usyk vs Dereck Chisora weigh-in results, 2 fights canceled (video)

Oleksandr Usyk Dereck Chisora square off in a twelve-round heavyweight main event battle on October 31 live on DAZN in the US and Sky...

Full Fight: Anderson Silva scores first-round knockout against Forrest Griffin at UFC 101 (video)

Former 185-pound champion Anderson Silva is scheduled for his final appearance inside the Octagon when he faces Uriah Hall in the headliner of UFC...

UFC Vegas 12: Hall vs Silva weigh-in faceoff (video)

Following UFC Fight Night: Hall vs Silva weigh-in ceremony (results here), the fighters come face to face ahead of their respective MMA bouts. You...

Best Shots: ONE Championship ‘Inside the Matrix’ in photos

Check out some of the best fight action photos from ONE Championship: Inside the Matrix, featuring the six-fight card with four titles contested on...