Singapore: Combined martial arts fans have actually been chewing at the bit in anticipation of today’s last of the ONE atomweight World Grand Prix Champion in between Thailand’s Stamp Fairtex and Ritu “The Indian Tigress” Phogat.
The bout occurs at the Singapore Indoor Arena, and none besides 12-time mixed martial arts world champ Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson will be tuning in to capture all the action.
Johnson is all too knowledgeable about mixed martial arts competitions, having actually won the ONE flyweight World Grand Prix Champion in 2019. For that reason, his forecasts bring lots of weight.
With that stated, he is siding with No. 2 Stamp to win the Grand Prix, the accompanying silver belt, and the assured chance at present ONE atomweight world champ “Unstoppable” Angela Lee.
” If I needed to select one, I’m going to choose Stamp Fairtex,” Johnson stated.
” She’s simply big for the weight class. I believe she’s larger, [and] a much better striker.”
However the American is not discrediting fourth-ranked Phogat either.
Like a lot of others who have actually seen Phogat complete inside the circle, Johnson understands she is an ace on the ground.
After all, she is a previous Indian fumbling champ. Furthermore, Phogat has actually utilized her ground video game to power her to a 7-1 mixed martial arts record in simply 2 years.
However even with those achievements, the Kentucky-born fighter does not see it assist Phogat surpass previous Muay Thai star Stamp from Pattaya.
” Clearly, Ritu is an incredible wrestler,” he stated. “However I genuinely feel Stamp is simply truly huge for that department.”
This face-off will not be the very first time Phogat is up versus a challenger who she has actually not expected to beat.
Also, this likewise is not the very first time that Stamp is dealing with a strong grappler.
They are both at their peak and starving to achieve their objectives.
Stamp wishes to end up being a three-sport world champ while Phogat desires end up being India’s very first female mixed martial arts world champ.
However according to Johnson, there can just be one winner.
” I’m going to choose Stamp,” he stated. “Best of luck.”
Tonight’s program will be revealed live on the ONE Super App, YouTube and AIS Play from 7.30 pm, and on Thairath TV32 at 9.30 pm.