Multi-sport champion Stamp Fairtex returns to MMA on Friday, where she’s an undefeated prospect in the Asian promotion’s atomweight division.
ONE Championship | Singapore | Friday
Atomweight, Nong Stamp (5-0)
Nong Stamp (Stamp Fairtex) is a world kickboxing and Muay Thai champion, with a Muay Thai record of 63-15-5. She hasn’t shown a lot in her MMA career to date. That said, she’s shown her kickboxing and Muay Thai skills of course, and although she could throw more volume, she picks her shots well. Stamp in her second pro fight actually got two takedowns and secured the RNC finish. She fights Alyona Rassohyna (12-4).
One Pride MMA Fight Night 41 | Indonesia | Friday
Strawweight, Brando Mamana (9-3)
Mamana is an unknown prospect out of Indonesia. He’s a very quick and explosive athlete. Mamana is a fighter who fights behind his explosiveness blitzing in throwing big shots or getting the takedown. He holds a highlight-reel wheel kick knockout which was a brutal finish. I’m not sold on him but he’s got a lot of talent. He fights Billy Pasulatan (5-2) who he already beat.
Featherweight, Eperaim Ginting (4-0)
Ginting although I’m not fully sold he has made easy work in all of his four professional bouts. Ginting has solely got it done on the mat and with his wrestling. He’s got a relentless style always pressing and diving on the legs of his opponent. He’s got good active ground and pound and that opens up the opportunity to get the RNC as he has three times. He fights Martin Sulaiman (3-0).
The Golden Cage 3 | Italy | Saturday
Welterweight, Leonardo Damiani (9-2-1)
Damiani is one of the better prospects out of Italy and this main even opportunity shows just that. Even though Damiani tires quickly he’s always asserting himself as a threat. He’s a physically strong fighter and shows that with his wrestling and grappling. I do see the ground game as his best weapon. He does throw powerful overhands on the feet and has heavy kicks as well. Damiani has five RNC’s also. He fights Marco Saccaro (6-2) who he already beat.
Featherweight, Nizar Ben Amara (4-0)
Amara is an up-and-coming fighter that has been on my radar for some time. On the feet, he fights from range well using his reach while cutting off the cage. He’s much better on the mat which is where all his finishes have come from. Amara has good ground and pound but is slick in transitions. Especially taking the back and finishing with the RNC. Still, a lot needs to be shown but he’s a good prospect. He fights Michele Baiano (3-0).
Bantamweight, Dylan Hazan (3-0)
Hazan is someone I wasn’t too familiar with until just a few days ago, and I came out of watching his footage intrigued. Hazan has a background as a two-time Italian freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling champion. There isn’t a lot of footage in MMA but he obviously has strong wrestling. He seems to have a good understanding of the ground game. Someone to watch for. He fights Carlo Perseo D’Ambrosio (0-1).
MMA Series-25 | Russia | Saturday
Bantamweight, Sharapudin Magomedov (4-0)
Russian Sharapudin Magomedov is only 4-0 as a pro but has some good experience as he had a 15-1 amateur record. Magomedov has been very dominant thus far in his pro career especially with his ground game. He does have some heavy hands but is a much more dangerous wrestler/grappler. Magomedov is dominant once on top with excellent ground and pound and heavy position control. He fights Alexey Shurkevich (8-4).