Tom Taylor has covered combat sports for Vice, Ozy, Maxim, BJpenn.com, Bleacher Report, Complex and other publications.
Latest from Tom Taylor
Stamp Fairtex is set for a special rules fight with Anissa Meksen on January 14 in Bangkok, but still intends to win ONE Championship’s atomweight MMA title.
Xiong Jingnan refuses to put bitter rivalry to bed, and vows to follow Angela Lee down to ONE Championship atomweight division once again.
Angela Lee’s next move is big on the agenda – as is Xiong Jingnan’s – after ONE Championship’s return to action in Singapore, where two big contenders announced themselves in men’s MMA.
ONE Championship boss doesn’t know when injured Ham Seo-hee will be ready for Angela Lee, but thinks striking star Anissa Meksen could be a future two-sport title-holder.
‘She’s never faced a girl like me,’ Anissa Meksen says ahead of ONE Championship special rules bout in Bangkok, but Stamp Fairtex counters ‘she’s got nothing’.
ONE Championship on Prime Video 2 went down on Saturday morning in Singapore, and concluded with an epic trilogy fight between champions Xiong Jingnan and Angela Lee.
Tiffany Teo sets sights on new division’s long-time queen after submitting Ritu Phogat, blasting decision to give Lee another crack at ONE Championship strawweight title.
Tawanchai is the new ONE Championship featherweight Muay Thai champion after defeating Petchmorakot in Singapore, while Tiffany Teo also impressed at atomweight.
Angela Lee and Xiong Jingnan set for high-stakes title fight in Singapore, which CEO Chatri Sityodtong calls ‘the most anticipated trilogy’ in ONE Championship history.
Wednesday’s ONE Championship 161 weigh-ins were a dramatic affair thanks to heavyweight prospect ‘Reug Reug’ Oumar Kane and a trio of Chinese fighters.
Lee sees Ham Seo-hee as her next ONE Championship atomweight title challenger, and claims South Korean was ‘injured’.
Stamp Fairtex lays out plans to ‘play the ground game’ against striking star Anissa Meksen in their ONE Championship mixed rules fight.
Indian wrestling specialist Ritu Phogat aims to prove she ‘can finish by striking too’ in her ONE Championship atomweight MMA clash with Tiffany Teo.
Former two-division ONE Championship title-holder Aung La N Sang is set to return to the Circle, with Japan’s Yushin Okami among the possible opponents.
ONE Championship featherweight kickboxing king Superbon will now battle Tayfun Ozcan in Singapore, as Chingiz Allazov injury causes big shake-up to October 1 card.
ONE Chapionship interim heavyweight king Anatoly Malykhin says Reinier de Ridder is ‘impressive’ but claims the two-division champ ‘doesn’t understand my level of fighting’.
Jarred Brooks hopes a win over Joshua Pacio will set up a ONE Championship showdown with Demetrious Johnson – and believes he would ‘rise to the occasion’ if it happens.
Stamp Fairtex believes Xiong Jingnan’s ‘fast and heavy’ strikes will be too much for Angela Lee when the pair fight for strawweight MMA gold at ONE on Prime Video 2 on October 1 in Singapore.
Demetrious Johnson thinks Fabricio Andrade has a chance of dethroning ONE Championship bantamweight king John Lineker if he ‘gets busy moving’.
Singapore card also features featherweight Muay Thai title fight and semi-finals of heavyweight kickboxing Grand Prix.
ONE Championship strawweight queen Xiong vows to finish ‘Unstoppable’ next month in Singapore, but Lee says it will be ‘tap or nap’ for her rival.
ONE Championship lightweight king Christian Lee can ‘definitely’ envision a future fight with Roberto Soldic, who recently signed with the promotion to significant fanfare.
ONE Championship grappling star Danielle Kelly is plotting a transition to mixed martial arts under the ONE Championship banner, but admits succeeding is ‘going to be hard’.
Jarred Brooks says he has 10 times the grappling capabilities of ONE Championship flyweight king Joshua Pacio, and insists ‘I can be a knockout artists too’ as December 3 title fight looms.
Chingiz Allazov is brimming with confidence ahead of ONE Championship showdown against Superbon, claiming he has ‘better boxing’ and ‘more power’.
Former ONE featherweight champion Martin Nguyen breaks down a potential clash with Tang Kai, says he would be ‘a bit more patient’ against the Chinese star.
ONE Championship interim heavyweight title-holder Anatoly Malykhin insists Amir Aliakbari would need a ‘miracle’ to win a potential rematch.
Former ONE Championship welterweight king Zebaztian Kadestam says two-division KSW champ Roberto Soldic must ‘go through me’ if wants to ‘prove something’ in the promotion.
ONE Championship lightweight king Christian Lee hopes to become a two-division champion in a ‘war’ up at welterweight opposite Kiamrian Abbasov.
Liam Harrison ‘frustrated and heartbroken’ after suffering early injury in ONE Championship fight with Nong-O Gaiyanghadao, and says fans and the champion himself ‘deserved better’.