Jihin Radzuan broke into the top five of the atomweight division with a split decision victory over Itsuki Hirata at ONE X late last March. His victory brought him closer to the upper echelon of his weight category. Radzuan, however, doesn’t see a fight against No. 1 contender Stamp Fairtex anytime soon.
Malaysian star said in an interview mma frenzy that ONE Championship would be in no hurry to put him in a match against Stamp. The No. 5-ranked atomweight competitor felt that the most plausible opponents for her would be Denis Zamboanga (No. 3) and Alyona Rasohina (No. 4).
“In the top five, everything can happen. But now I don’t think they’ll give me the stamp fairtex because he’s at No. 1. Maybe ONE Championship will equal me with a top three or four, maybe even less than me. “
The victory over Hirata was Radzuan’s third consecutive victory. With her stock rising, she said she can hone her craft while waiting for her next match inside ONE Circle.
“I just have to keep myself active and keep learning new techniques. I have to keep learning new things and be ready for my next matches.”
Jihin Radzuan Wants Another Dance With Denis Zamboanga
The loss of Jihin Radzuan to Dennis Zamboanga was such an indelible moment that ‘Shadow Cat’ would not mind getting another match with the Filipino Grappler.
The 23-year-old from Ultimate MMA Academy won her first five fights 4-1 in Zamboanga in December 2019. Radzuan is one of the hottest fighters in the division, while Zamboanga is still one of the strongest names. in the weight category.
She defeated veteran Mei Yamaguchi in Zamboanga’s opening round at ONE Championship. She eventually rose to the No. 1 contender spot. His only loss in his career was against former Rizin and Road FC champion Haim Seo Hee. In the same interview, she said:
“I’m on a three-fight winning streak, and she lost twice in a row. If they offer me that fight, of course I’ll love it. I’ll go for a rematch, I’d love to get it “
Watch the full interview below: