WATCH: Itsuki Hirata and Alyse Anderson throw down in an intense back-and-forth battle 

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Itsuki Hirata and Alyse Anderson fighting

ONE Championship posted the entire fight between Itsuki Hirata and Alyse Anderson on YouTube.

On September 3, 2021, Hirata and Anderson met in the circle at different stages of their careers. At the time, ‘Android 18’ was 3-0 under the ONE banner, establishing herself as a legitimate future title contender. Meanwhile, ‘Lil Savage’ was making her promotional debut, hoping to make a statement against the Japanese-born fighter.

Hirata utilized her grappling advantage and racked up control time, leading to a unanimous decision win. ONE Championship recently shared the Atomweight Grand Prix quarterfinal matchup on YouTube with the caption:

“Before Japanese superstar Itsuki Hirata collides with South Korean warrior Ham Seo Hee on March 24, relive her atomweight MMA brawl with American ace Alyse Anderson in 2021!”

After losing to Hirata, Anderson bounced back with a first-round submission win against Asha Roka in May 2022.

Meanwhile, ‘Android 18’ suffered an illness that pulled her out of the Atomweight Grand Prix. She returned to the circle in March 2022, losing for the first time against Jihin Radzuan. Five months later, the Japanese-born fighter returned to the win column by taking out Lin Heqin at ONE on Prime Video 1.

Watch the entire fight between Itsuki Hirata and Alyse Anderson below:


What’s next for Itsuki Hirata and Alyse Anderson?

Itsuki Hirata will return to the circle against No.2-ranked atomweight Ham Seo Hee. If ‘Android 18’ emerges victorious, she will most likely earn a top-five ranking, solidifying herself as a legitimate title contender. The intriguing matchup goes down on March 24 at ONE Fight Night 8 on Prime Video.

Alyse Anderson also has her next fight booked. ‘Lil Savage’ will have an opportunity to become a superstar against the No.1-ranked Stamp Fairtex. Anderson vs. Stamp is scheduled for May 5 at ONE Fight Night 10 on Prime Video, the promotion’s first-ever event in North America. The Michigan native would skyrocket her marketability and become a title contender by defeating the Thai superstar.

ONE Fight Night 8 and ONE Fight Night 10 can be seen live and for free by North American Prime Video subscribers.

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Edited by Aziel Karthak
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