Alyse Anderson, also known as ‘Lil’ Savage, is gearing up for her upcoming fight at ONE Fight Night 10, where she will be facing the No.1 atomweight in the world, Stamp Fairtex.
But here’s the exciting news, Anderson has been training alongside none other than former UFC world champion, Rose Namajunas! That’s right, ‘Thug’ Rose herself has been lending her expertise to help Anderson prepare for her big showdown on May 5th at the 1stBank Center.
With the support and guidance of a legend like Namajunas, Anderson is more confident than ever before. She knows that in order to capture her next win, she needs to be at the top of her game. And that’s exactly what she’s doing – putting in the hard work, dedication and discipline to come out on top.
Anderson posted a photo on Instagram with the former UFC strawweight champion and captioned it:
“4 weeks to go before the biggest fight of my career! Grateful to be training and learning from the best!! 👊🏼 LFG!”
Lil’ Savage has become a household name in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA) following her incredible comeback fight against India’s ‘Knockout Queen,’ Asha Roka, at ONE 157 last year. The matchup was a tough one, and Anderson faced a lot of adversity in the first few minutes of the opening round. She struggled to find an answer to Roka’s forward pressure and striking prowess, leaving her on the ropes.
Perhaps the decision-loss to Itsuki Hirata in the fight before weighed heavily on Anderson’s mind going into the match, but she fought through it and scored an unbelievable submission that shook the world. Anderson’s never-say-die attitude and resilience in the face of adversity have made her a fan favourite in the MMA world.
As she prepares for her upcoming fight against one of the most dangerous strikers in the division, Anderson is laser-focused on improving her standup as well as her jiu-jitsu. She knows that she will have to bring her A-game to the octagon if she hopes to come out on top.
On the other hand, Stamp Fairtex, the former two-sport world champion, is no stranger to adversity herself. She bounced back from a devastating submission loss to ‘Unstoppable’ Angela Lee last year with a dominant decision victory against versatile atomweight Jihin Radzuan last September.
Fairtex’s impressive performance in her last fight has left fans eagerly anticipating her next move. Her striking prowess and lightning-fast reflexes make her one of the most dangerous fighters in the division, and Anderson will need to be on top of her game if she hopes to come out on top.
While Alyse Anderson is a skilled fighter in her own right, there’s no denying that Stamp Fairtex holds a significant advantage over her in terms of punching power and her background in Muay Thai. Anderson knows that she will need to be cautious when standing and trading strikes with Stamp.
However, Anderson’s ace in the hole could be her grappling and jiu-jitsu skills. History has shown that Stamp has struggled against skilled grapplers in the past, and if Anderson can get a hold of her, she could potentially turn the fight in her favour.
One thing is for certain, Stamp cannot afford to let her guard down against Anderson. If Anderson manages to get Stamp to the ground, Stamp could find herself in a difficult position, one that could potentially cost her the fight and any chance of another shot at the world title.
Anderson knows that she needs to be smart and strategic in her approach to this fight. She will need to be patient and wait for the right opportunity to present itself. If she can capitalise on Stamp’s weaknesses and use her grappling skills to her advantage, she could very well come out on top.
On the other hand, Stamp knows that she cannot rely solely on her striking prowess. She will need to be prepared for anything that Anderson throws her way, including takedowns and submission attempts.
The fight promises to be a battle of two skilled and determined fighters, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. It will be interesting to see how the fight plays out and which fighter ultimately comes out on top.