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DENICE Zamboanga faces a difficult task in former UFC fighter Seo He Ham in the quarter-finals of the Women’s Atomweight Grand Prix Friday evening, September 3, 2021, in the All-Women ONE Championship – “Empower” at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore.
Zamboangeña, 24, is one of ONE’s fastest rising atomic weight fighters.
She took the organization by storm and defeated former title challenger Mei Yamaguchi by unanimous decision in her second fight in the ONE cage. After the win, Zamboanga earned the No. 1 place in the women’s atomic weight class.
Zamboanga was supposed to fight ONE womens atomic weight champion Angela Lee. However, the fight was canceled after Lee dropped out because of her pregnancy.
Zamboanga has to come a longer and more difficult path to earn her title shot.
Seo, 34, is one of the tournament favorites. She is a seasoned fighter who has participated in some of the greatest mixed martial arts events such as UFC, Ricin, and Deep.
Seo has had a winning streak of six fights since it was cut by the UFC in 2016. But she didn’t fight for almost two years.
Zamboanga is unbeaten 8-0, while Seo is 23-8.
The other fights in the Women’s Atomic Weight Grand Prix are Alyona Rassohyna (13-4) against Stamp Fairtex (5-1), Meng Bo (17-5) against Ritu Phogat (5-1) and Itsuki Hirata (4-0.) . ) against Alyse Anderson (5-1).
On the other hand, the Filipina-American Jackie Buntan (22-5) meets the Argentine Daniela Lopez (7-5) in a Muay Thai fight in the undercard.
The 24-year-old Buntan made an immediate impression in ONE and beat the promising Wondergirl Fairtex and the former title contender Ekaterina Vandaryeva.
Team Lakay’s Jenelyn Olsim should see action at the event against Grace Cleveland. However, the bout was abandoned after Cleveland was forced to withdraw due to an injury in training.
The main event features a title fight between ONE strawweight world champion Xiong Jing Nan (18-2) and eight-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion Michelle Nicolini (6-2).