It’s wasn’t necessarily the main event of ONE Championship’s Fists of Fury card on Friday that was the biggest draw.
Sure, Ilias Ennahachi was defending his flyweight kickboxing world championship against Thailand’s Superlek Kiatmoo9. And there were names very familiar to kickboxing fans, like Petrosyan and Rodtang. But it was the night’s first two bouts — one being the only mixed martial arts contest on the Fists of Fury card — that would arguably draw eyeballs.
In one, Wondergirl Fairtex returned to Muay Thai, looking to take on the debuting Jackielou Buntan. In the other, the card opener, Victoria Lee, the teenage sister of ONE atomweight champion Angela Lee and lightweight champion Christian Lee, made her professional MMA debut. All of 16 years old, Lee was taking on Sunisa Srisen — a 4-1 fighter whose only loss came to standout Stamp Fairtex.
Lee is not the only 16 year old to turn pro in MMA. But it’s unquestionably a rarity, and thanks to her family name, a lot of eyes, and pressure, were on the youngster.
Tune in Friday starting at 7:30AM ET for full results from ONE Championship: Fists of Fury. A live stream of the action is available above.
ONE Championship: Fists of Fury Results
Ilias Ennahachi (c) def. Superlek Kiatmoo9 by unanimous decision – for the ONE Championship flyweight world kickboxing title
Giorgio Petrosyan def. Davit Kiria by unanimous decision – kickboxing bout
Rodtang Jitmuangnon def. Tagir Khalilov by split decision – kickboxing bout
Hiroki Akimoto def. Zhang Chenglong by unanimous decision – kickboxing bout
Jackielou Buntan def. Wondergirl Fairtex by unanimous decision – Muay Thai bout
Victoria Lee def. Sunisa Srisen by submission (rear-naked choke), Round 2, 1:03