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Miesha Tate comments on Stamp Fairtex’s lost Muay Thai, kickboxing titles

Stamp Fairtex (© ONE Championship)

Stamp Fairtex (©ONE Championship)

Professionally known as Stamp Fairtex, Natthawan Panthong (แสตมป์ แฟร์เท็กซ์) was a two-sport champion in ONE Championship’s striking-only league ONE Super Series. She simultaneously held the atomweight championship titles in kickboxing and in Muay Thai.

Training out of Fairtex Gym in Pattaya, Thailand, Stamp became the new ONE Atomweight Kickboxing World Champion on October 6, 2018. She lost the title to Janet “JT” Todd, 34, of the United States on February 28, 2020.

Stamp became the inaugural ONE Atomweight Muay Thai World Champion on February 22, 2019. She lost the title to Allycia Hellen Rodrigues, 22, of Brazil on August 28, 2020.

 

“I know that she lost her kickboxing and Muay Thai titles recently and I kind of maybe fault that a little bit to her transition to MMA,” ONE Championship vice president Miesha “Cupcake” Tate, 34,  said of Stamp in a recent podcast interview on the South China Morning Post. “Maybe she hasn’t been able to stay as sharp in the striking.”

“That’s to be expected,” Tate continued. “However, her MMA game is really good. It has exceeded all my expectations.”

 

As a professional mixed martial artist, Stamp is undefeated. After making her successful professional MMA debut in 2018 in ONE Warrior Series, she defeated four MMA opponents in ONE Championship namely Asha “Knockout Queen” Roka, 21, of India, Bi “Killer Bee” Nguyen, 31, of the U.S. and Vietnam, Puja “The Cyclone” Tomar, 26, of India and Sunisa “Thunderstorm” Srisen, 19, of Thailand.

“When I watch her fight, she has amazing fight instincts on the ground and in the wrestling department,” Tate said of Stamp. “She doesn’t make mistakes. She just automatically knows what to do.”

For Tate, Stamp is “just a good athlete, a great athlete.” The ONE Championship vice president is curious to see if the Thai MMA fighter, Muay Thai fighter and kickboxer will be part of the ]inaugural ONE Atomweight World Grand Prix, the winner of which will challenge reigning ONE Atomweight World Champion “Unstopabble” Angela Lee, 23, of Singapore.

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