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Cristina Morales Champions Motherhood ahead of ONE Fight Night 20

LockerRoom Team
06 March 2024

As the co-main event of ONE Fight Night 20: Todd vs. Phetjeeja approaches, Spanish sensation Cristina Morales is poised to make history in more ways than one. Set to face off against Allycia Hellen Rodrigues for the ONE Women’s Atomweight Muay Thai World Title in U.S. primetime this Friday, March 8, Morales sees this bout as more than just a championship clash – it's a platform to promote an empowering message to the global fan base.

In what will be the first-ever mom vs. mom World Championship matchup in ONE history, Morales is proud to be part of a groundbreaking moment. Embracing the dual roles of motherhood and professional athleticism, Morales and Rodrigues aim to show that women can excel in elite sports while nurturing their families.

Speaking to onefc.com, Morales expressed her pride in sharing the ring with another mother and emphasized the significance of their matchup: “The woman I am fighting is also a mother, and I identify myself with her. We are proof that women can compete in the best leagues while being mothers."

Recognizing Rodrigues as a formidable opponent, Morales anticipates an epic battle that will captivate audiences and challenge conventional notions of sporting success: “This fight will have great rhythm. It will keep you on the edge of your seat. Both fighters will do their best."

While Morales boasts an impressive resume as a three-time Kickboxing World Champion, she views the opportunity to claim the ONE Women’s Atomweight Muay Thai World Title as the pinnacle of her career. Beyond personal achievement, Morales sees victory as a testament to her dedication and sacrifice, especially for her two sons.

Motivated by the prospect of inspiring her children and representing her country on the global stage, Morales is determined to seize the moment and make her mark. With International Women’s Day falling on March 8, Morales aims to challenge stereotypes and empower women to pursue their dreams fearlessly: “To all women out there, I want to ask you to fight for your dreams. If you do it, it will come true."

For Morales, the significance of her journey extends beyond the arena. As a role model to her sons, she hopes to instill in them the belief that anything is possible with perseverance and determination. Emphasizing the importance of balancing multiple responsibilities, Morales aims to lead by example and inspire others to defy limitations.

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With her eyes set on victory and her heart set on empowerment, Morales prepares to step into the spotlight and leave a lasting legacy both inside and outside the ring.

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