Ferrari Fairtex Makes ONE Championship Debut
The luxury fighter from Surat Thani in southern Thailand is fighting for the first time in ONE Championship. He will face Han Zi Hao at bantamweight. The bout is on Thursday, September 29th in Singapore.
To prepare for the fight Ferrari went down to train at Khunseuk Muay Thai. He trained with Superbon Singhamawynn. The ONE Championship Kickboxing champ fights a day later. Superbon will defend his featherweight kickboxing belt against Chingiz Allazov.
Ferrari was sent to change his style. The owner of Fairtex, Mr. Wong, wants Ferrari to be more aggressive.
The 2021 Sportswriter of the year athlete picked up a few things from Superbon. Specifically using his hands to transition into kicks and knees. We’ll see him put his tools to work on September 29th.
Petchnamneung at Rajadamnern World Series
(In this photo: Fairtex KPLC6 Curved Small Pad, Fairtex HW2 Handwraps)
Petchnamenung Fairtex is on weight and ready for her bout at Rajadamnern. She is one of the first of eight women to ever fight at the legendary stadium.
In her first bout, she faced Zehro Dogan. She lost the bout on points.
“I was so nervous,” Petchnamneung said of her uncharacteristic performance. “I had so many people talking to me, telling me what to do.”
This time she’s more focused and ready for the stage. She faces Somratsami Manop Muay Thai. Somratsami is a skilled, technical fighter who outpointed Dazy 7 Muay Thai in her first fight.
It goes down at Rajadamnern Friday, September 16th. The bouts stream live with English commentary on the Rajadamnern World Series on Youtube.
Lady Killface On The Hunt
Natalie Morgan is at the training center for a short camp and a big fight. She’s taking on Petchnapa Sor Kanitsorn at Fairtex Fight under Muay Thai rules.
“I’m excited to fight a Thai,” Morgan said. “I’ haven’t fought a Thai opponent in five years.”
Morgan was in the large Muay Thai Angels show several years ago. She faced top Thai talent before returning to the states. Fighting out of The Yard Muay Thai in east LA she racked up the experience. She fought in the World Games Qualifiers. Morgan is now a participant in the Challenger Muay Thai reality show.
T$ Tierra Brandt comes to Fairtex to launch money career
(In this photo: Fairtex AS1 Ankle Guard)
IFMA Youth gold medalist, Tierra Brandt is at Fairtex. The athlete is preparing, like Natalie Morgan, for the upcoming Challenger reality TV show. The program pits USA talent versus the world in professional Muay Thai fights.
“It’s going to be an abundance of surprises,” Brandt said. “I don’t know who will be in it besides the Americans. It will be a good challenge.”
Along with Natalie Morgan, other USA stars join the cast including Nick Chasteen and Zach Bunnell.
The training has been going well for Brandt.
“I love the facility. Everyone is super friendly,” she said. “There are a lot more foreigners around compared to some of the other gyms I’ve been to.”
Brandt takes off for the reality show at the end of the month.
The Return of Stamp Fairtex
(In this photo: Fairtex BPV3 Belly Pad Rib Guard, Fairtex KPLC6 Curved Small Pad)
Fairtex MMA star has a date set. She fights Jihin Radzuan in an atomweight MMA bout. The fight will air on Amazon Prime Video. The show launches on September 30th.
In preparation, Stamp has been working on both her striking and ground game. Her old sparring partner, Rambo, has come back to the camp to work with her.
Stamp has been working the head kicks as well.
Could we see another KO win from the queen?
Stamp on Tour in the USA
Right after the fight at ONE Championship, Stamp will be making her first ever seminar tour in the United States.
The ONE Championship star is going to California, Seattle, Texas, Chicago, and more locations around the states in a brief tour of the west.
The star will be teaching how she rose from poverty to the top of the charts.
ONE Championship Announcement
Lumpinee stadium was buzzing as ONE championship held a large press conference. Chatri Sityodtong, CEO of ONE Championship, made five groundbreaking announcements.
1. ONE will invest $100 million into the global Muay Thai industry,.
2. ONE has launched Road To ONE partnerships with promoters in the USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, and more countries around the world.
3. ONE will host weekly shows at Lumpinee stadium on Friday nights beginning in January. The show will be broadcast to over 154 countries around the world.
4. A major Thai TV broadcast will air all ONE shows live every week beginning in the new year.
5. ONE Lumpinee will pay fighters the most in Thailand to grow the industry.
This cash injection and publicity are sure to change the landscape of the sport. It’s exciting times ahead for Muay Thai, MMA, and Fairtex!
Author: Matt Lucas