Stamp Fairtex faces Asha Roka in MMA bout
Muay Thai and kickboxing champion Stamp Fairtex (63-15-5) is back in action on August 16. This time the two-sport titleholder competes in MMA, facing Asha Roka. The pair is featured on the card billed as “ONE: Dreams of Gold” taking place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand
The 21-year-old competitor from Thailand tried herself in MMA in July 2018 when she took on Rashi Shinde. Making her debut in Singapore she claimed the win by knockout with head kick in a bout, which lasted 19 seconds only. Nevertheless, in a recent interview with ONE Championship Nong Stamp says that she is yet to be 100 percent comfortable in mixed martial arts.
“I’m not 100-percent comfortable in mixed martial arts yet, but when an opportunity like this comes along, you just have to take it. I’ve been practicing mixed martial arts for two years now, and I feel like it is time to test my skills on a bigger stage. I really like the diversity of the sport, and the new challenge it presents for me.”
In her previous outing mid June, Stamp Fairtex retained her ONE Atomweight Muay Thai title by unanimous decision against Alma Juniku. Her next opponent, Asha Roka holds an undefeated 4-0 record in MMA, winning all fights prior to the final bell. Her last bout was in February 2017 when she stopped Liz Pereira in the first round with punches.
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Talking her upcoming challenge, Stamp Fairtex said she was “more comfortable standing” but would “be ready to take the fight to the ground if need be”. In addition, she shared that her goal is “to also become a mixed martial arts World Champion with ONE Championship,” which would make her the first fighter to win three titles in the organization.
The Stamp Fairtex vs. Asha Roka women’s MMA bout is scheduled for three rounds at atomweight.
ONE: Dreams of Gold is headlined by Petchdam Petchyindee Academy in defense of his ONE Flyweight Kickboxing title against Ilias Ennahachi. The championship bout is scheduled for five rounds.