Stamp Fairtex remains unbeaten, Rodtang stops Haggerty

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Stamp Fairtex continued her march towards another title. Photo: ONE Championship.

ONE Championship kicked off its 2020 campaign in Bangkok last night with a 12-fight card headlined by reigning lightweight Muay Thai champ Rodtang and former champ Jonathan Haggerty.

“The Iron Man” Jitmuangnon was at his devastating best, needing just three rounds to finish off former world champion Jonathan “The General” Haggerty to retain his flyweight title.

Rodtang set the tone early, landing a shot to the body that sent Haggerty down to the canvas in round one. Rodtang continued to pile on the pressure in the third round as the Thai star scored three knockdowns to put the challenger away.

Stamp’s run continues

In the co-main event, Stamp Fairtex continued her march towards a third ONE Championship belt, this time under MMA rules, after stopping Puja Tomar with a first round TKO.

A botched takedown attempt from Tomar led to Stamp taking her back and eventually getting to back-mount. From there, the Thai punished Tomar with punches and elbows to get the stoppage victory and move one step closer to ONE’s atomweight belt.

Le steamrolls Takahashi

Vietnamese-American Thanh Le continues to steamroll through the featherweight division, knocking out Japan’s Ryogo “Kaitai” Takahashi in the first round.

Le connected on a thunderous right hand that dropped Takahashi and spelled the beginning of the end. Sensing a finish was within reach, Le turned up the aggression and swarmed on Takahashi, landing punches and knees to end the bout midway through the opening round.

ONE Warrior Series contract winner Shinechagtga Zoltsetseg of Mongolia made his ONE Championship main roster debut in spectacular fashion, knocking out top-rated Chinese featherweight “Cannon” Ma Jia Wen of China in under a minute.

Shinechagtga was all aggression from the opening bell. At the 55-second mark, Shinechagtga caught Ma coming in, connecting on a thudding overhand right that turned the lights out on the Chinese athlete. Shinechagtga threw 29 total strikes, seven of which were significant strikes to the head.

After halting the fight, referee Olivier Coste unwittingly became involved, as a dazed Ma attempted a heel hook on Coste thinking the fight was still ongoing.

Earlier in the night, strawweight Ayaka Miura continued her run with a dominant showing against Brazilian newcomer Maira Mazar. A 3rd degree Judo Black Belt, Miura showcased her grappling skills early, scoring on a spectacular headlock takedown.

On the mat, Miura went to her favorite scarfhold position to do damage. In the second round, another headlock takedown from Miura led to an Americana submission, which forced Mazar to tap.

ONE: A New Tomorrow results

ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Championship
Rodtang Jitmuangnon def Jonathan Haggerty
Technical Knockout (TKO) at 2:39 minutes of R3

Mixed Martial Arts Atomweight
Stamp Fairtex def Puja Tomar
Technical Knockout (TKO) at 4:27 minutes of R1

Muay Thai Bantamweight
Sangmanee Sathian Muaythai def Kenta Yamada
Unanimous Decision

Mixed Martial Arts Featherweight
Thanh Le def Ryogo Takahashi
Knockout (KO) at 2:51 minutes of R1

Muay Thai Bantamweight
Liam Harrison def Mohammed Bin Mahmoud
Knockout (KO) at 2:03 minutes of R1

Muay Thai Bantamweight
Muangthai PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym def Brice Delval
Split Decision

Mixed Martial Arts Welterweight
Raimond Magomedaliev def Joey Pierotti
Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 3:50 minutes of R1

Kickboxing Bantamweight
Adam Noi def Victor Pinto
Unanimous Decision

Mixed Martial Arts Featherweight
Shinechagtga Zoltsetseg def Ma Jia Wen
Knockout (KO) at 0:55 minutes of R1

Muay Thai Bantamweight
Mehdi Zatout def Han Zi Hao
Split Decision

Mixed Martial Arts Strawweight
Ayaka Miura def Maira Mazar
Submission (Americana) at 3:01 minutes of R2

Mixed Martial Arts Featherweight
Roel Rosauro def Yohan Mulia Legowo
Unanimous Decision

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