Stamp on USA Tour
The ONE Championship MMA atomweight star is on tour. Stamp began her adventures in the USA at the Big Event. The signing convention center hosted MMA and wrestling superstars. They were graced by Stamp. Fans flew in from all over the states, including Washington DC to get autographs with Stamp.
From the big press event, she began her seminar series. She traveled to New York City, New Hampshire, Austin, Las Vegas, Sacramento, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
The seminars go over tried and battle tested techniques. She taught techniques she used against Angela Lee, Allycia Anderson, Ham, Jihin Radzuan, and others.
Stamp’s base is in Muay Thai and her seminar began with a basic breakdown of rhythm. She teaches athletes how to stand and to sway – โยก – yok. This fundamental technique creates timing for fighters. It is a trademark of her style and for Muay Thai boxers.
This tour was her second lineup of events in the United States. All of her events sold out with more gyms and promotions wanting to book her for more events.
Stamp returns to the ring early next year.
37 Stitches And A Contract
Shir Cohen took home the Road To ONE tournament win. Her final battle against Nanghong Liangprasert was a bloody one. Cohen battled 5 rounds against her Thai opponent at Lumpinee Stadium on Fairtex Fight Promotion. Cohen suffered a cut early in the fight. A vicious elbow from Nanghong split her forehead open. Blood started to rain down.
Cohen was lucky. The blood didn’t obstruct her vision. It masked her face though. She saw red til the end of the fight. Despite the blood, Cohen took home a definitive points win against the very experienced Nanghong.
After the fight, Cohen saw the needle. The Lumpinee doctors stitched her up. She had three cuts. In total, she got 37 stitches. Most cuts require between 3 to 7 stitches. She was all sliced up!
For Cohen, it was her first outing in the small MMA gloves. It was a true test for the Israeli athlete. She’s now in line for a very lucrative contract with ONE Championship worth $100,000.
Other winners of the Road To ONE series include Yodphupha, Deduanglek, and Celeste Hansen.
Apisit KT Gym Goes To ONE Lumpinee
(In this Photo: Fairtex BPV2)
Former Channel 7 star Apisit KT Gym came for Fairtex four months ago. The hard punching fighter was always a star. He performed successfully at the famed Channel 7 regularly and recently began teaching in Canada.
Life took him back to Thailand and back to the rings of Bangkok. He made a return at Fairtex Fight where he scored a viral knockout. He doubled down on the knockout with another dominant performance at Lumpinee.
His eye catching ko’s got the attention of the ONE Lumpinee matchmaking team. He’s signed and slated to make his ONE Lumpinee debut in early December.
Big Guy Muay Thai
Big Jack, Amal Rasooli from Elk Grove Muay Thai made his Max Muay Thai debut. He faced an accomplished Thai fighter at the Pattaya stadium.
“While I’ve been here I’ve been doing a lot of box sparring. I can’t rely on my length. There are people that are faster, that pressure. I’ve learned how to push back on that. I tried to use that in my fight,” Rasooli said.
Boxing is a big part of the program for professional fighters at Fairtex. The box sparring tends to be harder and more intensive than Muay Thai sparring and or clinching. It tests the athletes and pushes them to do their best.
“I love the boxing sparring, especially because guys like Andy Cehovksy and Aaron Zackon push me hard,” he said.
Rasooli was able to knock out his opponent. He’s hoping to have another bout before he returns home to Elk Grove.
A Long Term Trainer – Seesom Fairtex
Seesom is a hallmark of Fairtex. The head trainer of Fairtex began at the Bangkok location. He moved with the gym to Bangplee, which is located near Suvarnabhumi airport. Seesom stayed there. He worked with high level athletes like Kaew, Attachai, and Yodsanklai.
Then he moved to the Pattaya location. A native of Sriracha he brought up his son Champ with him.
He’s now worked for Fairtex for over two decades. He currently trains Nakrob. The warrior from Surin recently defeated Deduanglek Tded 99 at ONE Lumpinee in a main event bout.
Fairtex is lucky to have a legendary trainer working with us.
Elissa Keck on the rise
German athlete Keck came to Fairtex 8 months ago. She’s been on a steady rise. Originally out of Kieran Keddle’s gym in Canada, Keck came to Fairtex because she ran out of opponents in the land of maple syrup.
But in the land of smiles, Keck is grinning, because there are plenty of opportunities.
She fights very regularly at Lumpinee. Recently she got a spot to fight in Canada and will potentially fight for a WBC Muay Thai title.
A hardworking athlete, Keck is destined for championship.
Author: Matt Lucas
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