Alyse Anderson will be back in the ONE Championship Circle very soon, according to a recent Instagram post from ‘Lil Savage'.
Anderson posted a picture of herself in fight mode, with a caption that read:
“Fight camp mode activated 🔋dropping the details soon for my next fight!”
Alyse Anderson was last seen in the quarterfinal round of the prestigious ONE Women’s Atomweight World Grand Prix at ONE: Empower in September 2021. She was originally scheduled to face Grace Cleveland. Unfortunately, Cleveland was forced to withdraw from the match due to a lingering medical issue.
‘Lil Savage’ eventually dropped a unanimous decision loss to Japan’s Itsuki Hirata in a hard-fought battle. She hasn’t competed since.
Despite the loss to Hirata, Anderson was able to showcase her wide range of skills. The 27-year-old atomweight utilized her length and athleticism to give her opponent a myriad of problems in their three-round battle.
Options for Alyse Anderson’s much anticipated return
Fans can’t wait to see Alyse Anderson back in action, and there are a whole host of potential opponents ready to face the 27-year-old in the Circle. Based on her promotional debut, fans can be sure that any matchup involving Anderson will be exciting.
There’s Japanese veteran Mei ‘V.V’ Yamaguchi, who’s looking for a much-needed victory to reinsert her name into the atomweight title conversation. Well-rounded Brazilian Julie Mezabarba is also looking for a scrap, and a match with Anderson offers an interesting clash of styles.
Another option is No. 4-ranked atomweight Ritu Phogat, a finalist in the ONE Women’s Atomweight World Grand Prix, who has yet to be booked in 2022.
Regardless of the opponent, Anderson will undoubtedly be ready. With a stacked atomweight division showing heavy movement in the first quarter of the year, every fight carries a significant amount of weight.
It remains to be seen who the American will fight next.