ONE NextGen Results: Stamp Fairtex, Ritu Phogat Advance
Stamp Fairtex and Ritu Phogat each scored wins at ONE: NextGen on Friday to advance to the ONE World Grand Prix championship.
Stamp Fairtex and Ritu Phogat scored wins to advance in the ONE Women’s Atomweight World Grand Prix.
The two were in featured bouts at ONE: NextGen Friday from Singapore.
In the main event, former two-sport ONE World Champion and current #3-ranked atomweight contender Stamp showcased superior striking technique, keeping Grand Prix alternate Julie Mezabarba at the end of her kicking range for three full rounds to take home a unanimous decision victory.
Stamp controlled the distance early in the first round, forcing Mezabarba on the defensive with a plethora of kicks and hard feints. The Brazilian tried to close the gap in the second, even landing a takedown, but Stamp executed a beautiful sweep and wound up in full mount. The Thai then battered Mezabarba with a series of sharp elbows from top position.
In the co-main event, Phogat overcame a spirited effort from Grand Prix alternate Jenelyn Olsim to win by unanimous decision in the semifinal round of the ONE Women’s Atomweight World Grand Prix. Olsim initially used her striking to keep Phogat at range, but “The Indian Tigress” quickly turned to her world-class wrestling and gained control.
Phogat began the second round with an emphatic slam and then took Olsim to the mat at will. The Filipina kept it interesting by attacking constantly with submission attempts off her back, but Phogat was relentless with her chain wrestling and earned the victory on the judges’ scorecards. With the win, Phogat advances to the tournament final.
Official Results for ONE: NEXTGEN
Mixed Martial Arts – Atomweight: Stamp Fairtex def. Julie Mezabarba via Unanimous Decision
Mixed Martial Arts – Atomweight: Ritu Phogat def. Jenelyn Olsim via Unanimous Decision
Kickboxing – Heavyweight: Iraj Azizpour def. Anderson Silva via Unanimous Decision
Mixed Martial Arts – Heavyweight: Kirill Grishenko def. Dustin Joynson via Unanimous Decision
Mixed Martial Arts – Strawweight: Jeremy Miado def. Miao Li Tao via TKO at 0:50 of Round 2
Kickboxing – Light Heavyweight: Beybulat Isaev def. Bogdan Stoica via Unanimous Decision