Oak Maedow Phuket BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


Queen of the ring

Queen of the ring

MMA: Phuket based Allycia Rodrigues lived up to her pre-fight promise by upsetting Stamp Fairtex to land the ONE Championship Atomweight Muay Thai World Title in Bangkok last night (Aug 28).

MMAMuay-Thai
By Ben Tirebuck

Saturday 29 August 2020, 02:07PM


Allycia Rodrigues won the ONE Championship Atomweight Muay Thai World Title in Bangkok last night (Aug 28) after she defeated Stamp Fairtex. Photo: Helen Tran.

Allycia Rodrigues won the ONE Championship Atomweight Muay Thai World Title in Bangkok last night (Aug 28) after she defeated Stamp Fairtex. Photo: Helen Tran.

In the main event of ’ONE: A New Breed’, Rodrigues won by majority decision and broke out into tears of joy when the verdict was called.

A clearly unhappy and upset Faitex stormed out of the ring and to hospital on doctors orders due to a nasty nose injury.

It crowned a miserabe year for Fairtex who began 2020 as a double champion but has now lost both the atomweight Muay Thai and kickboxing belts after this defeat and her loss to Janet Todd in Singapore back in February.

For Rodrigues though it was nothing but smiles as she made good on her promise to emerge from the bout victorious: “I’m going to win this belt,” she had stated pre-fight.

She carried her meticulous game plan into the ring and managed to subdue Fairtex in the early rounds before emerging victorious via the majority verdict, taking her record to 31-5 in the process.

The 22-year-old Brazilian, who fights out of Phuket Fight Club in Chalong, was humble in victory by referring to her opponent Fairtex as “a great champion.”

She also had praise for her support network and fans when she said: “Thank you so much for all the support, for all the fans. I knew I could do that and I showed it today.”

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

CAPTCHA

Be the first to comment.

 

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Thai Chamber of Commerce seeks visa amnesty for tourists

@Svcoquette A few weeks ago, LALA told you how to resolve your problem once an for all. Why didn&#...(Read More)


Thai Chamber of Commerce seeks visa amnesty for tourists

Extend all tourist VISA s for 12 months from date of first entry. Solves many problems and allows us...(Read More)


Thai Chamber of Commerce seeks visa amnesty for tourists

Or, here's a thought, why not get a 12 month retirement extension and solve the problem?...(Read More)


Thai Chamber of Commerce seeks visa amnesty for tourists

I see so many Thai people with forlorne faces. Struggling to make money and put food on the table fo...(Read More)


Thai Chamber of Commerce seeks visa amnesty for tourists

The only logic for immigration policy and visa 'extensions' is to prevent foreigners working...(Read More)


Phuket’s ‘missing’ tsunami-warning buoy now recovered

@BigA. The answer is simple. 1: There is no 3rd buoy. 2: If there is a 3rd buoy than it is just inco...(Read More)


Police probe into Phuket student death still yet to conclude

A Major General ( dept nat police chief!), several police colonels, already more than a month 'b...(Read More)


Thai Chamber of Commerce seeks visa amnesty for tourists

I regularly visit a small 'western orientated' restaurant in Chalong. It typically has 4/5 c...(Read More)


Sunken Samui ferry to be raised this weekend

Big safety words of a deputy minister who doesn't know anything about 'seamanship'. As l...(Read More)