Despite being outclassed for the whole of the first round, Junior came out strong in the second round and put it on the Turkish fighter.
Zehra Dogan looked sharp in the first round. She found her range early and had success with her push kicks. Junior struggled to defend the push kicks, but she took them on the chin (literally) and kept marching forward.
In round 2, she continued to march down her opponent. A flash right hand to the body caught the Dogan flush and caused visible pain.
The Turkish fighter retreated, holding her abdominal area and dropped to the canvas for an eight-count. She answered the count and tried to use her range with the knees as the match continued.
Junior kept the pressure, though, and after a number of combinations aimed at the body, the referee called a stop to the fight.
Junior Fairtex enters ONE Power Rankings Top 10
The significance of the victory earned Junior Fairtex 6 power points. She now enters the female ONE Power Rankings tied for 4th place with Yu Yai Pui.
The win moves Junior Fairtex to 3-0 in ONE in 2023. She holds victories over Pancake Kiattongyot, Wang Yue and Zehra Dogan.
Check out the current female ONE Power Rankings Top 10 below. Want to know how we score the ONE Power Rankings? Check the scoring criteria out here.
|T4||Yu Yau Pui||8|