Fight fans in Qatar might being doing a little dancing this March, as Stamp Fairtex has been added to ONE 166.
Stamp (11-2), known for dancing her way out to the ring, will face Denice Zamboanga (10-2) in a women’s atomweight title fight at the event at the Lusail Sports Arena on Friday, March 1, 2024.
In addition to Stamp vs. Zamboanga, a welterweight submission grappling title fight between champ Tye Ruotolo and IBJJF World Champion Izaak Michell was also announced in a press release distributed on Tuesday.
With an 11-2 record in MMA, women’s atomweight champ Stamp is the first ONE athlete to have held gold in three disciplines, having previously reigned as the promotion’s atomweight Muay Thai and Kickboxing champion. After coming up short against Angela Lee in a title shot in 2022 (earned by winning the women’s atomweight grand prix), Stamp bounced back with victories over Jihin Radzuan and Alyse Anderson before finishing UFC veteran and RIZIN champ Seo Hee Ham this past September to claim the MMA title vacated by the retiring Lee.
Stamp Fairtex has seven finishes among her eleven pro victories in MMA.
Zamboanga, hailing from the Philippines, has won her last two match-ups.
ONE 166: Qatar will be accompanied by a no gi submission grappling tournament in the lead-up to the event. A middleweight title fight between Reinier de Ridder and Anatoly Malykhin, the latter seeking a third championship after claiming gold at heavyweight and light heavyweight, headlines.