Anissa Meksen believes Stamp Fairtex has never fought an opponent of her caliber.
‘C18’ has signed on for a mixed rules bout against the versatile Stamp, who has competed in MMA, Kickboxing, and Muay Thai for ONE. Meksen has never competed in MMA, but her 103-5 Muay Thai/Kickboxing record makes her dangerous in any martial arts discipline that allows striking.
While speaking with ONE, the 34-year-old had this to say about the Fairtex product:
“I have 123 fights and only four losses. If she [Stamp Fairtex] doesn't care about my skills, my punches, everything, she’s never faced a girl like me. Believe me, I hope she will be ready on January 13 because I will smash her for sure.”
Meksen is riding a massive wave of momentum after winning both of her Muay Thai bouts in ONE this year. Her striking won’t be questioned, but the grappling exchanges could be a concern if the mixed rules bout goes into the second round.
Check out the official fight poster for ONE on Prime Video 6 featuring Anissa Meksen vs. Stamp Fairtex below:
Anissa Meksen denies comparisons between Demetrious Johnson vs. Rodtang and her fighting Stamp Fairtex
Demetrious Johnson and Rodtang Jitmuangnon set an example for an intriguing mixed rules bout in March. Rodtang was dangerous in the first round under Muay Thai rules but ultimately got choked unconscious in the MMA round. During an interview with ONE, Anissa Meksen had this to say about her matchup against Stamp Fairtex being compared to ‘Mighty Mouse’ vs. ‘The Iron Man’:
“We cannot compare Rodtang against Demetrious and me against Stamp Fairtex. Because 'DJ' is the best in the world, in MMA for years. He was a UFC champion, now a ONE champion. Rodtang is the best in Muay Thai, but it's not the same for Stamp Fairtex. She hasn’t proven anything for me.”
Despite Meksen dismissing Stamp, the Fairtex fighter has proven her skills by being a former ONE atomweight Muay Thai and kickboxing world champion. She also won the ONE Women’s Atomweight World Grand Prix tournament. With that said, ‘C18’ won’t have to worry about grappling if she can take out her opponent in the first round under Muay Thai rules.
Watch highlights of Demetrious Johnson vs. Rodtang below: