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I’ve Never Trained As Hard As I Have Now: Stamp Fairtex on fight with Angela Lee

LockerRoom Team
11 March 2022

ONE Championship’s 10-year anniversary show, ONE X, will see the long-awaited return of “Unstoppable” Angela Lee to the Circle in defense of her ONE Women’s Atomweight World Championship. Lee faces Stamp Fairtex, the winner of the ONE Women’s Atomweight Grand Prix, in the main event tussle. 

The action goes down on Saturday, 26 March, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, where Stamp will attempt to obtain three-sport glory, having previously won both the ONE Women’s Atomweight Muay Thai and Kickboxing World Titles.

Stamp will face her biggest challenge yet when she comes up against “Unstoppable,” who is the youngest woman to ever win an MMA World Championship. Nonetheless, the Thai sensation remains focused on the prize in front of her.

“Ever since I started fighting, I have been very motivated to reach my full potential. I want to be the first athlete in ONE Championship to win world titles in three different sports. My dream hasn’t changed,” said Stamp.

“I’ve never trained as hard as I have now. Angela Lee has it all. She’s a complete fighter, and a lot of my preparations have centered around improving my defense in all areas. I need to be well-prepared for this fight.”

An 8-1 MMA record and victories in each of her previous three outings has put Stamp atop the atomweight rankings, and her submission victory over Indian Wrestling Champion Ritu Phogat in the Grand Prix final cemented her as a true mixed martial arts star.

Stamp is aware of her opponent’s wrestling and jiu-jitsu background, and she and her coach have prepared for anything that can happen once they step into the Circle.

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“I think the key will be not to fall into her traps and follow her game plan. We can’t deny the fact that she’s definitely better than me and knows more than me when it comes to grappling. She’s a BJJ black belt, and that is something I am aware of,” Stamp said.

“I’m confident, but I would prefer to stick to striking, which I’m good at.”

The ONE Women’s Atomweight Grand Prix Champion admires her opponent and wants to put on an exciting battle, as she considers it an honor to step into action against a warrior with such a stellar reputation.

“I will do my best to win. Whether I knock her out or not, winning is already enough for me. She is still my idol. For this fight, I will put all of my ability into trying to beat Angela Lee. I consider this showing honor and respect toward Angela,” Stamp said.

On Saturday, 26 March, ONE X will broadcast live from the Singapore Indoor Stadium on the One Super App.


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