14 Powerful Female Muay Thai Fighters You’ll Want to Watch

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Over the past few years, female Muay Thai fighters have begun to capture the world’s attention.

The scene has expanded beyond local shows in Chiang Mai or Phuket to events at Lumpinee Boxing Stadium and weekly televised events live-streamed to riveted audiences around the world.

Today, promotions like Muay Hardcore, Super Champ, Onesongchai Boxing Promotion, and the ONE Championship are regularly including female bouts in their programs.

This increased exposure opens up more opportunities for professional female fighters (Nak Muay Yiing in Thai) and creates opportunities and incentives for the growing pool of female talent.

The Best Female Muay Thai Fighters

Here’s a list of top female Muay Thai fighters (and inspirational women) in no particular order.

Anissa Meksen

33 year old Anissa Maeksen is widely known as the most popular female pound for pound kickboxers alive today.

A simple glance at her fight record clearly explains why that’s the case: With more than 100 victories (of which 32 are knockouts) and 5 losses, she brings a combination of experience, intensity and high fight IQ to her bouts.

A French citizen, Meksen has won nearly every title open to women fighters in Muay Thai. 

Her achievements include:

  • WPMF World Muay Thailand Flyweight champion,
  • Ex-Glory Super-Bantamweight champion
  • And former France and European Savate champion.

Meksen is currently signed with ONE Championship.

Allycia Rodrigues

Allycia Rodrigues began her Muay Thai journey in Brazil before moving to Thailand. There she won a title and was undefeated in 2017. To fulfill her dream of Muay Thai glory, she moved to Thailand.

She honed her skills at Phuket Fight Club, and in March 2019, she won the Ayutthaya pink belt title by defeating Thananchanok Kaewsamrit (12-time WMPF World Champion).

Allycia signed with ONE, and she challenged for Stamp Fairtex for the Championship Women’s Atomweight Muay Thai title. Rodrigues won by majority in the main event at ONE’s A New Breed on August 28 in what is considered her greatest win to date.

Wondergirl Fairtex

Wondergirl Fairtex, also known as Nat Jaroonsak, is one of the most exciting stars in women’s Muay Thai today. 

In a fairly short time, following her ONE Championship debut, she has captured quite a bit of attention for her aggressive style.

Wondergirl is originally from Bangkok and began training Muay Thai when she was six years old under the watchful eye of her father at their family gym, Jaroonsak Muay Thai.

She then moved to Pattaya to train at Fairtex where she developed further skills in Thai Boxing, becoming a better fighter in the process. 

She has fought more than 50 times and won multiple national titles.

Her career at ONE Championship has been a huge success. She won her Super Series bouts via stoppage. Wondergirl is a highly skilled and explosive female fighter with an incredible career ahead of her.

Sawsing Sor Sopit

Sawsing Sor Sopit, a female Muay Thai fighter from Sing Buri Thailand Thailand, is one of the most decorated and experienced female boxers in Muay Thai. With a record of over 200 fights and an impressive success rate of over 83 percent (170 wins – 30 losses – 4 draws), she is a strong contender.

She started training Muay Thai when she was 9. In 2010, she won her first title in the world, the WMC women’s title for 115 lbs.

She has gone on to win a number of other world titles. She won the World Professional Boxing Federation (WPBF), featherweight title (126 lbs.) in 2012. She also won the S1 featherweight belt that year. She also won the WMC belt at super-featherweight (130lbs) in 2017.

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Sawsing recently won the Thai national title, defeating Erin Kowal from Scotland.

Stamp Fairtex

Stamp Fairtex (whose birth name is Natthawan Panthong) was born in 1997 and is a top female Muay Thailand fighter with an impressive record of 63-17-5.

Stamp got her first taste of Muay Thai training at just five years old and within a year was competing. She won the Thailand’s Northeastern Championship and by 18 had moved to Pattaya’s Fairtex Gym to continue her training and fulfill her dream to be a world champion.

Stamp signed a contract in 2018 with ONE Championship. She won the ONE Atomweight Kickboxing World title. Her ONE debut was a huge success. 

She also won the ONE Atomweight Muay Thai World championship, cementing her position as one of the top strikers in the world.

Stamp has lost both ONE World titles in the years that have followed, but she remains determined to set more records and is ambitiously looking to win a third title in ONE Championship Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), where her record is perfect (5-0).

Lommanee Wor Santai

Lommanee Wor Sani, also known as the “Killer Elbow”, is a Thai female Muay Thai fighter known for her use of the Muay Femur method.

She is feared for her elbow strikes and the effectiveness of her follow-up elbow. And she is very skilled with all the tools and techniques available to her to defeat her opponents.

Her record is impressive with over 100 wins and just 8 losses.

Many people who watch the sport regard her as one of the best female Muay Thai fighters. Her achievements include being an 8-time Thailand champion, a WMC World title at 48kg, and the 2015 IFMA Word Title at 48kg.

Janet Todd

Janet Todd is an American who discovered the art of 8 limbs in her senior year of college. Since then, she has been hooked and has accomplished a lot over the years. 

Todd was awarded the IFMA Pan American Championships Gold Medal and the Bronze Medal at the IFMA World Championships and World Games.

When she signed to ONE Championship, she immediately fought against Stamp Fairtex for the ONE Championship Muay Thai Atomweight World title. This was her biggest break. 

She didn’t win, but she won a series of victories that gave her the opportunity to fight again for a title.

Todd was again matched with Stamp Fairtex in February 2020 to compete for the ONE Championship Kickboxing Atomweight title. She won their second meeting and took home the belt.

Alma Juniku

Alma Juniku is a martial artist from Australia who began training Muay Thai at age 8.

She made great strides and won the WMC Australia title. She also won important tournaments like the WBC and IPCC Muay Thai World titles.

She challenged Stamp Fairtex to the ONE Championship Atomweight Muay Thai World Championship. This was her promotional debut. She lost, but she made an impression with her solid performance.

Tiffany Van Soest

Tiffany Van Soest, a top female Muay Thai kickboxer in the world has been toe-to–toe with the best.

Van Soest was born in the USA and began training Shorin-ryu Karate when she was 8. Van Soest eventually earned a second degree blackbelt in Karate.

At the age of 18, she switched to Muay Thai and has won numerous titles and championships. She competes in Muay Thai as well as kickboxing, just like many West Coast kickboxers.

Her feats include Glory Women’s SuperBantamweight champion; WBC Muay Thai International Super Bantamweight champ; and Lion Fight Promotions Featherweight championship.

Sylvie Von Duuglas-Ittu

Sylvie Von Duuglas-Ittu is an American fighter who holds the distinction of being the foreigner who has fought the most Thai fighters with an impressive record of more than 253 fights.

In 2008, she tried Muay Thai under Kumran Vitayanon aka Master K. After falling in love with it, she decided to move to Thailand with her husband in 2012. 

Sylvie has also extensively documented her journey as a blogger, with hundreds of videos and articles on Muay Thai which has helped connect the sport with a wider audience and provide helpful advice and insights for future generations of women fighters. 

Iman Barlow

Another top female Muay Thailand fighter is Iman Barlow, who is widely regarded as one the most outstanding in the world. She has a remarkable record of 103 fights, with 93 wins and 38 knockouts.

She is originally from Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire, England. Iman began training in Muay Thai at the age of four. She was also influenced by her mother, a Thai boxer.

She is currently the International WBC Muay Thai Super Bantamweight Champion and Lion Fight Super Bantamweight Champion.

Other notable achievements include former WPMF World Bantamweight champion and WRSA World champion. She is the current World champion.

Marie Ruumet

Marie “Snow Leopard”, Ruumet, a rising star in Muay Thai, is currently competing in the ONE Championship’s Super Series.

At the age of 15, a friend introduced her to Muay Thai. She went on a Muay Thailand training holiday at the age of 17 and it only confirmed her love for the sport.

Ruumet was a debutant for ONE against Little Tiger, a Japanese Little Tiger. The win was won by Ruumet, a young Estonian who displayed dominance in clinch and knee performances.

A month later, she returned to face Lommanee, a highly-skilled fighter on Muay Hardcore small gloves. Ruumet won the third round with an impressive victory.

This young fighter can expect to gain more attention as her Thai boxing career continues to blossom.  

Supergirl Jaroonsak

Supergirl Jaroonsak, a female Muay Thai fighter hailing from Thailand, is the younger sister of Wondergirl Fairtex, and is a rising star with over 40 Muay Thai matches.

Supergirl is known for her spearing knee techniques, which has been a deadly weapon against many of her adversaries. Just get a load at these bad boys:

Brooke Farrell

Brooke Farrell, a female Muay Thailand fighter, is originally from Queensland’s Gold Coast. 

Brooke was introduced to Muay Thai by her boyfriend, and the pair have subsequently moved to Thailand and opened their own Muay Thai gym, Power House Phuket. 

Brooke was also signed recently by ONE, even though she lost her first fight in promotion. This past August, she lost to Wondergirl Fairtex, a rising star.

A Final Word on Female Muay Thai Fighters

So there you have it, folks.

There is no shortage of awesome female talent in the Muay Thai fight game and a growing pool of talent to come.  

We hope to add to help the visibility of female Muay Thai fighters. This helps improve the quality of female fights, and larger fight purses, and increases their revenue opportunities from sponsorships. So we’re very happy to share. And you may also be interested in checking out our comparison of UFC and One Championship to see which promotion may be best for these girls.

Be sure to check out our article about all things Muay Thai For Women.

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