Anissa Meksen vs Jackie Buntan for inaugural ONE Women’s Strawweight Kickboxing World Championship title

Anissa Meksen and Jackie Buntan will clash for the inaugural ONE Women’s Strawweight Kickboxing World Championship title on July 5. Meksen aims to add another title to her decorated career, while Buntan seeks to make history by claiming her first world title.
Written by Ennio Wolsink
Published on Apr 27, 2024, 2:32:44 PM
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Anissa Meksen and Jackie Buntan are gearing up for a historic clash as they vie for the first-ever ONE Women’s Strawweight Kickboxing World Championship title. Scheduled to take place on July 5, the event will be broadcast live, in U.S. prime time on Prime Video during ONE Fight Night 23, from Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.

Meksen, a renowned figure in women’s striking, aims to add another feather to her cap by clinching the inaugural championship title. With an illustrious career spanning almost a decade, she has consistently ranked among the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world. Despite facing setbacks, including a recent loss to Phetjeeja for the ONE Interim Women’s Atomweight Kickboxing World Title, the French-Algerian remains determined to claim the gold in the strawweight division.

On the other hand, Buntan, an emerging talent in the world of kickboxing, sees this as her chance to make history. With an impressive record of 6-1, Buntan has proven herself as a formidable opponent. Despite a previous defeat against Smilla Sundell for the inaugural ONE Women’s Strawweight Muay Thai World Title, the Filipino-American hailing from California has bounced back with three consecutive victories. Now, she is focused on securing her first world title against a seasoned veteran like Meksen.

The matchup between Meksen and Buntan promises to be an electrifying showdown, pitting two generations of fighters against each other. While Meksen, at 35, brings a wealth of experience to the ring, Buntan, at 26, is determined to make a name for herself by claiming her first world title.

Meksen, known as "C18," has a remarkable record, boasting World Championships in both kickboxing and Muay Thai. Despite her recent setback, she remains confident in her abilities and is eager to prove that she is still one of the finest strikers in the world.

Buntan, on the other hand, is ready to step up and face her most high-profile opponent to date. With a flawless record since her defeat against Sundell, she is determined to follow in the footsteps of her teammate, Janet “JT” Todd, and become a ONE Championship gold holder.

With both fighters known for their aggressive styles, fans can expect a thrilling battle that will determine the first-ever queen of the strawweight kickboxing division.

Who’s going to grab the first One Women’s Strawweight Kickboxing World Championship Title?

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