kickboxing, Muay Thai and Wushu

Australia’s Alma Juniku fails to dethrone Thailand’s Stamp Fairtex as ONE Atomweight Muay Thai World Champion

Stamp Fairtex, Atsushi Onari, Alma Juniku (© ONE Championship)

Stamp Fairtex, Atsushi Onari, Alma Juniku (© ONE Championship)

Reigning ONE Atomweight Muay Thai World Champion Stamp Fairtex, 27, of Pattaya, Thailand was the biggest winner at “ONE: Legendary Quest.” She successfully defended her belt from Alma Juniku, 18, of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Featuring three Muay Thai matches, two kickboxing contests and nine MMA bouts, “ONE: Legendary Quest” took place at the Baoshan Arena in Shanghai, China on June 15, 2019. In the main event, Juniku challenged Stamp with Atushi Onari as the referee.

After five three-minute rounds, the ONE Atomweight Muay Thai World Championship bout was left in the hands of the judges namely Ian Cartwright of Canada, Olivier Coste of France and Rosenberg Rosete of the Philippines were the judges. In the end, Onari raised the hand of Stamp, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Winning at “ONE: Legendary Quest” improved the professional kickboxing and Muay Thai record of Stamp to 63 wins, 15 losses and 5 draws. On the other hand, Juniku now has 24 wins and 5 losses.

[PHOTOS] Thailand vs Australia: Stamp Fairtex, Alma Juniku fight at ‘ONE: Legendary Quest’ in China

Stamp was one of the two fighters who represented Thailand at “ONE: Legendary Quest” while Juniku was one of the two representatives of Australia. Brazil, China, Egypt, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Morocco, Myanmar, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Scotland, South Korea and the United Kingdom were also represented.

On June 12, 2019, Stamp and Juniku had their official face-off during the press conference at Yunspace in Shanghai. The event was graced by ONE Championship Greater China chairman Hua Fung Teh and reigning ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan, 31, of China.

Born Nadthawon Panthong in Rayong, Thailand on September 27, 1991, Stamp was only 5 years old when she had her first Muay Thai match. She went on to become the first female Thai athlete to be sponsored by Fairtex Training Center in Pattaya.

Stamp became the ONE Kickboxing Atomweight World Champion on October 6, 2018 and the inaugural ONE Atomweight Muay Thai World Champion on February 22, 2019. “ONE: Legendary Quest” marked her third ONE Championship bout excluding her one ONE Warrior Series win.

Meanwhile, watch the “ONE: Legendary Quest” recap here:

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