South Korea’s Ham Seo-hee seemingly earned an atomweight title shot at Saturday’s ONE X event in Singapore, defeating Filipino contender Denice Zamboanga by unanimous decision. The bout was a rematch of a September 2021 fight that Ham won via controversial decision. The sequel nearly ended with another round of controversy, as Ham was forced to take an injury timeout after an inadvertent clash of heads early in the first round, but the South Korean star was able to recover. Once she had cleared the cobwebs, she got to work with her wrestling, completing multiple takedowns and spending a significant portion of the fight suffocating Zamboanga from top position – which was enough to sway the judges in her favour. Ham Seo Hee 🇰🇷 leaves no doubt in her rematch with Denice Zamboanga! #WeAreONE #ONEChampionship #ONEX | PPV: 8PM SGT/8AM ET | Order PPV: https://t.co/eBUfsODAFL pic.twitter.com/X40DkVpyYf — ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) March 26, 2022 “On our first bout my game plan was to let her wrestle,” she said in her post-fight interview with commentator Mitch Chilson. “After that people thought I couldn’t wrestle. For this bout, my game plan was to strike, but deep inside I wanted to show people that I’m a well-rounded athlete and that I can also wrestle and grapple.” With her second win over Zamboanga, Ham (25-8) asserted herself as the next woman in line for the winner of an atomweight title fight between champion Angela Lee and challenger Stamp Fairtex, who will meet in the ONE X main event. “I believe my next fight will be the winner of Angela Lee and Stamp Fairtex later on,” she said. ONE X: Galvao and De Ridder battle to draw, Kelly gets bonus for her bout In defeat, Zamboanga (8-2) is now a two-fight skid after kicking off her career with eight straight wins. Chinese featherweight Tang Kai also presumably earned a crack at ONE Championship gold at ONE X, knocking out No 1-ranked contender Kim Jae-woong with a counter left hook in the first round. The win pushed Tang (14-2) onto an impressive 9-fight win streak, with seven of those victories coming by way of knockout or TKO. Hit 'em with the two-piece 👊👊 Tang Kai 🇨🇳 knocks out Kim Jae Woong with a DEVASTATING combo! #WeAreONE #ONEChampionship #ONEX | PPV: 8PM SGT/8AM ET | Order PPV: https://t.co/eBUfsODAFL pic.twitter.com/yMnH11GmhM — ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) March 26, 2022 In his post-fight interview, he issued a fiery call-out of the division’s reigning king, Vietnamese-American knockout artist Thanh Le, who was in the building for the event. It remains to be seen if he will get his wish, but he seemingly has a stronger case than anybody else in his weight class. The ONE X broadcast also saw two rising atomweights vie for a better position in their division, as Japanese judoka Itsuki Hirata took on Malaysia’s Jihin Radzuan. It was a close contest that unfurled primarily against the cage, but Radzuan ultimately did enough to win a split decision. The victory was the Malaysian atomweight’s third in a row after a pair of decision victories over Mei Yamaguchi and Bi Nguyen, and it could set her up for a fight with a ranked foe. The "Shadow Cat" gets down after her win over Itsuki Hirata 💃 #WeAreONE #ONEChampionship #ONEX | PPV: 8PM SGT/8AM ET | Order PPV: https://t.co/eBUfsODAFL pic.twitter.com/FDZQeu87ni — ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) March 26, 2022 “Everything that ONE Championship offers to me, I never say no,” Radzuan (8-2) said when asked about her next move. Hirata (5-1), meanwhile, will leave Singapore with the unfamiliar taste of defeat in her mouth, having never been beaten before ONE X.