Prospect Watch: Kristy Obst

Before Australia’s Kristy Obst stepped into the cage to throw hands, she dreamed of becoming a famous actress. Growing up in a small town several hours from Western Australia’s capital of Perth, Obst — at the time a hairdresser — moved to the big city in her early twenties with designs on it being a pitstop on the way to the bright lights of Hollywood. She attended acting classes, went to auditions, acted in student films and met a long list of interesting people. After realizing the transformative impact of personal training, however, she changed course and began a career in the fitness and wellness industry. That career change exposed her to muay Thai, a sport in which she immediately began training and competing, and eventually led her to pursue MMA.

After an amateur run of 3-1 in Queensland’s Eternal MMA promotion, Obst threw her hat into the ring for the ONE Warrior tryouts in Sydney earlier this year and she was selected to compete opposite Thailand’s Claudia Diaz at One Warrior Series 5 in Singapore. Obst won her professional debut via TKO in the second round, keeping her aspirations for a One Champion contract — and a world title – intact. At the time of writing, she’s waiting to hear about her next OWS booking.

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