Alyse Anderson is looking to fight three fights this year and is hoping a busier schedule could eventually take her to the top of the division.
The American forward’s first appearance of 2022 will be against Asha Roka in a Atomweight Mixed Martial Arts match at ONE 157: Petchmorakot vs. Vienot. The fight will take place on May 20th at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
In an interview with MMA Mania’s Drake Riggs, Alyse Anderson said that her desired three-fight schedule was the agreement she had between her management and her parents.
The 27-year-old said:
“I’m trying to fight one fight at a time, but I definitely want to fight again this summer and before that, so maybe three fights in total this year. That [number] is like between my management and my parents [that’s why] I talked about trying to get into three fights this year.
Anderson’s fight against Roka will be her second fight under the ONE Championship banner and she’s already taking the pressure of what life is like fighting for a global organization.
“You’re signing posters for the first time and you’re doing more than just showing up and fighting. They have job interviews now, just like this next level stuff. You will always have a bit of pressure.”
Watch the full interview below:
Alyse Anderson is hoping a busy schedule will propel her to the top of the division
Alyse Anderson appears to be a newcomer to ONE Championship. However, like every other fighter, her long-term goal is to get to the top of her division and fight for the ONE World Atomicweight title.
‘Lil’ Savage’ has had one fight in ONE Championship and that was when she debuted against Itsuki Hirata in September 2021. Anderson therefore said that her next fight against Roka would be her next big challenge.
“I haven’t really thought about it just because my first win with ONE under my belt is going to be like the next step up the ladder because I’m not trying to look past that [fight against Roka].”
Anderson hopes she can string together enough wins to ultimately propel her to the top of the division and be a contender along with atomicweight queen Angela Lee and Stamp Fairtex.
“Obviously that’s the end goal like long-term thinking. Hence the three fights in one year [is plausible] if I can get three wins this year. I think starting next year could put me in a title fight, but yeah, just one fight at a time.