Tom Taylor

Tom Taylor

Tom Taylor has covered combat sports for Vice, Ozy, Maxim, BJpenn.com, Bleacher Report, Complex and other publications.

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ONE Championship: Stamp Fairtex wants Angela Lee rematch, aims to ‘go all the way in MMA’

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.

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.

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ONE Championship: Xiong Jingnan warns Angela Lee ‘next time I’m coming to your weight class’

Xiong Jingnan refuses to put bitter rivalry to bed, and vows to follow Angela Lee down to ONE Championship atomweight division once again.

Xiong Jingnan refuses to put bitter rivalry to bed, and vows to follow Angela Lee down to ONE Championship atomweight division once again.

6 Oct 2022 - 2:36PM
ONE Championship: five storylines to watch after Prime Video 2 – including Angela Lee’s future

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.

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.

4 Oct 2022 - 3:59PM
ONE Championship: Chatri sees Ham Seo-hee next for Angela Lee; Anissa Meksen ‘very dangerous’ for Stamp Fairtex

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.

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.

4 Oct 2022 - 2:54PM
ONE Championship: Stamp Fairtex hits back as Anissa Meksen promises ‘I will smash her’

‘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’.

‘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’.

2 Oct 2022 - 12:34PM
ONE Championship Prime Video 2 results: Xiong Jingnan beats Angela Lee to retain title in trilogy

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.

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.

1 Oct 2022 - 7:28PM
ONE Championship 161: Tiffany Teo slams Angela Lee after making statement on atomweight debut

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.

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.

30 Sep 2022 - 11:15AM
ONE Championship 161 results: Tawanchai wins title in Muay Thai thriller, Tiffany Teo shines at atomweight

Tawanchai is the new ONE Championship featherweight Muay Thai champion after defeating Petchmorakot in Singapore, while Tiffany Teo also impressed at atomweight.

Tawanchai is the new ONE Championship featherweight Muay Thai champion after defeating Petchmorakot in Singapore, while Tiffany Teo also impressed at atomweight.

30 Sep 2022 - 3:27AM
ONE Championship: Angela Lee, Xiong Jingnan set for high-stakes trilogy as CEO Chatri Sityodtong predicts ‘someone gets finished’

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.

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.

29 Sep 2022 - 4:07AM
ONE Championship 161 weigh-in results: ‘Reug Reug’ dwarfs opponent, three Chinese fighters miss marks

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.

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.

29 Sep 2022 - 2:43AM
ONE Championship: Angela Lee sees Ham Seo-hee as next atomweight fight, plans to ‘stay active’ in two divisions

Lee sees Ham Seo-hee as her next ONE Championship atomweight title challenger, and claims South Korean was ‘injured’.

Lee sees Ham Seo-hee as her next ONE Championship atomweight title challenger, and claims South Korean was ‘injured’.

28 Sep 2022 - 10:17AM
ONE Championship: Stamp Fairtex won’t take any chances in Anissa Meksen fight, plans to ‘find the submission’

Stamp Fairtex lays out plans to ‘play the ground game’ against striking star Anissa Meksen in their ONE Championship mixed rules fight.

Stamp Fairtex lays out plans to ‘play the ground game’ against striking star Anissa Meksen in their ONE Championship mixed rules fight.

27 Sep 2022 - 11:23PM
ONE Championship 161: Ritu Phogat to ‘showcase boxing and striking’ vs Tiffany Teo – ‘I want to knock her out’

Indian wrestling specialist Ritu Phogat aims to prove she ‘can finish by striking too’ in her ONE Championship atomweight MMA clash with Tiffany Teo.

Indian wrestling specialist Ritu Phogat aims to prove she ‘can finish by striking too’ in her ONE Championship atomweight MMA clash with Tiffany Teo.

23 Sep 2022 - 12:46AM
ONE Championship: Aung La N Sang getting ‘ready for war’ after signing contract for next fight

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.

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.

22 Sep 2022 - 10:15PM
ONE Championship: Superbon faces Tayfun Ozcan in Singapore after Chingiz Allazov suffers injury

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 Championship featherweight kickboxing king Superbon will now battle Tayfun Ozcan in Singapore, as Chingiz Allazov injury causes big shake-up to October 1 card.

22 Sep 2022 - 4:04PM
ONE Championship: Anatoly Malykhin plots light heavyweight title win with KO of ‘jiu-jitsu fighter’ Reinier de Ridder

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’.

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’.

22 Sep 2022 - 1:24AM
ONE Championship: Jarred Brooks wants ‘dream’ fight with Demetrious Johnson, confident he would win

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.

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.

21 Sep 2022 - 1:51AM
ONE Championship: Stamp Fairtex expects Xiong Jingnan to ‘handle’ Angela Lee in strawweight title fight

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.

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.

20 Sep 2022 - 9:15PM
ONE Championship: Demetrious Johnson praises Fabricio Andrade ahead of ‘great fight’ with John Lineker

Demetrious Johnson thinks Fabricio Andrade has a chance of dethroning ONE Championship bantamweight king John Lineker if he ‘gets busy moving’.

Demetrious Johnson thinks Fabricio Andrade has a chance of dethroning ONE Championship bantamweight king John Lineker if he ‘gets busy moving’.

17 Sep 2022 - 1:09AM
ONE Championship 161 finalised line-up features return of ‘Reug Reug’ Oumar Kane

Singapore card also features featherweight Muay Thai title fight and semi-finals of heavyweight kickboxing Grand Prix.

Singapore card also features featherweight Muay Thai title fight and semi-finals of heavyweight kickboxing Grand Prix.

16 Sep 2022 - 9:15PM
ONE Championship: Angela Lee and Xiong Jingnan trade barbs as trilogy title fight heats up

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 strawweight queen Xiong vows to finish ‘Unstoppable’ next month in Singapore, but Lee says it will be ‘tap or nap’ for her rival.

16 Sep 2022 - 2:57PM
ONE Championship: Christian Lee thinks Roberto Soldic is ‘a tough fight for anybody’ – from lightweight to middleweight

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 lightweight king Christian Lee can ‘definitely’ envision a future fight with Roberto Soldic, who recently signed with the promotion to significant fanfare.

15 Sep 2022 - 11:42PM
ONE Championship: Danielle Kelly ‘putting pieces of the puzzle together’ for ‘humbling’ move into MMA

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’.

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’.

15 Sep 2022 - 9:15PM
ONE Championship: Jarred Brooks promises quick night against Joshua Pacio in Manila – ‘first round, he’s done’

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.

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.

15 Sep 2022 - 10:50PM
ONE Championship: Chingiz Allazov has ‘good plan’ to ‘surprise’ Superbon in kickboxing title fight

Chingiz Allazov is brimming with confidence ahead of ONE Championship showdown against Superbon, claiming he has ‘better boxing’ and ‘more power’.

Chingiz Allazov is brimming with confidence ahead of ONE Championship showdown against Superbon, claiming he has ‘better boxing’ and ‘more power’.

10 Sep 2022 - 12:24PM
ONE Championship: Martin Nguyen lays out his game plan to dethrone new featherweight king Tang Kai

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.

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.

9 Sep 2022 - 11:15PM
ONE Championship: Anatoly Malykhin believes rematch with ‘slow’ Amir Aliakbari would be ‘easy money’

ONE Championship interim heavyweight title-holder Anatoly Malykhin insists Amir Aliakbari would need a ‘miracle’ to win a potential rematch.

ONE Championship interim heavyweight title-holder Anatoly Malykhin insists Amir Aliakbari would need a ‘miracle’ to win a potential rematch.

10 Sep 2022 - 12:24AM
ONE Championship: Zebaztian Kadestam challenges Roberto Soldic to ‘prove something’ in welterweight match-up

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.

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.

8 Sep 2022 - 9:15PM
ONE Championship: Christian Lee wants welterweight title fight with Kiamrian Abbasov ‘by end of the year’

ONE Championship lightweight king Christian Lee hopes to become a two-division champion in a ‘war’ up at welterweight opposite Kiamrian Abbasov.

ONE Championship lightweight king Christian Lee hopes to become a two-division champion in a ‘war’ up at welterweight opposite Kiamrian Abbasov.

8 Sep 2022 - 7:15PM
ONE Championship: Liam Harrison ‘frustrated and heartbroken’ by quick Nong-O loss, but promises ‘it won’t end here’

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’.

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’.

2 Sep 2022 - 1:43AM