December 5, 2022

Filipino fans are looking forward to watching more fights from Filipino-American female fighter Jackie Buntan, who emphatically announced her presence in ONE Championship with an impressive win over her Thai foe in the Muay Thai super series in Singapore on Feb. 26.
Even fighters from the Cordillera, which is home to world-class combat sports athletes and champions, noticed the potentials of the 23-year-old Buntan as she dominated surging knockout artist Wondergirl Fairtex in their strawweight match at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Buntan, who traces her roots to Manila and is living in Southern California, U.S.A., has defended well by leaning away from her rival’s high kicks and also checked the low kicks to fire back with hard strikes to the body.
On the other hand, the Thai star, who nailed two impressive wins in ONE, continued to press forward and pushed Buntan back to the circle wall with straight punches, but she ate hard left hooks and left shins to the midsection when she got too close.
The California native continued to surge ahead on the scorecards in round two, as Wondergirl was clearly still feeling the effects of the knockdown.
Buntan stayed true to what had worked in the opening frame and stepped in with her cross-hook combination time after time.
After three rounds, Buntan earned her first win on the global stage by a unanimous decision and pushed her professional Muay Thai record to 21-6.
The strong performance could put the Boxing Works athlete on track for a shot at the inaugural ONE women’s strawweight Muay Thai world title in the future.
Before the bout, the Thai Fairtex Gym standout earned a pair of stoppage wins, knocking out Brooke Farrell in a cool 81 seconds and then dominating KC Carlos en route to a second-round TKO.
With those highlight-reel victories in her back pocket, the Thai seems primed to be a breakout star in 2021 until her surge was stopped by Buntan. – Press release