Anissa Meksen has been eager to return to battle since her ONE Championship debut this past September.
Her wait will soon be over when she faces Marie Ruumet in an atom weight clash at ONE: Eersel vs. Sadikovic on Friday, 22 April. While Meksen usually competes under kickboxing rules, the Phuket Fight Club athlete will duke it out in a Muay Thai bout at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
With seven world titles in Muay Thai and kickboxing, she is unconcerned with her time away from “the art of eight limbs.”
“I’m experienced, a World Champion. My striking is simply better than hers,” said the French-Algerian warrior, whose accomplishments include the WBC Muay Thai belt.
“I have good skills, good punches, good kicks. And yes, I’m confident.”
Meksen has proven to be a dangerous athlete who shows her opponents no mercy. With her aggressive fighting style in the Circle, the woman known as “C18” likes to push her foes to their limit.
In her ONE debut, she landed a left hook on Cristina Morales, laying her flat on the ground and walking away with a TKO victory.
Overall, the 33-year-old holds an incredible 101 wins, with a third of those coming by knockout. To add, she only has five losses.
In Ruumet, Meksen faces an opponent who is 11 years younger but, with a 31-9 record, one who has not seen as many battles.
Dubbed “Snow Leopard,” the Estonian star now trains in Thailand, where she has gotten the opportunity to hone her Muay Thai skills. She was impressive in her first ONE appearance, securing a unanimous decision victory against Little Tiger.
The 22-year-old has a reputation of using her devastating elbows, but that doesn’t worry Meksen.
“I’ve been working on my elbows. I don’t care that this fight is under Muay Thai rules,” the veteran said.
Stay tuned for more news about ONE: Eersel vs. Sadikovic, airing live on Friday, 22 April, from the Singapore Indoor Stadium.