Teo battles Xiong for Strawweight world crown
JAKARTA, Indonesia— Singapore’s Tiffany “No Chill” Teo will take on Chinese female martial arts star Xiong Jing Nan for the inaugural ONE Women’s Strawweight World Championship on January 20 at the iconic Jakarta Convention Center.
The match was announced during the launch of ONE: Kings of Courage yesterday.
The co-main event contest features Indonesian Stefer Rahardian battling Muhammad Imran for the right to challenge for the ONE Flyweight World Championship.”
Teo holds an unblemished professional record of seven wins and no losses, including three submissions and two knockouts. Teo began training in taekwondo before moving on to compete in boxing and Muay Thai and eventually transitioning to the ONE Championship cage.
“As a martial artist, I am constantly seeking to improve. This title shot means a lot to me and I am excited to get right back in the cage. This one is for my fans in Singapore. I will bring the belt home for you guys,” said Teo.
In her last bout, Teo impressed with a quick submission victory over Puja Tomar.
Xiong of Shandong is known as one of the top three leading female martial arts talents in China. With a professional record of 13-1, she began her career competing in professional boxing and was inspired by her father, who imparted in her values of courage and integrity. Featuring a wide array of skills, Xiong recently bagged a gold medal at the prestigious China Open Brazilian jiu-jitsu tournament in 2017.
“This is a great honor for me, and for China. I have been training and dreaming of becoming a world champion for a long time and I am ready to defeat whoever is standing in front of me. My entire career has been about making this dream come true, and now it’s time for me to make that dream a reality,” said Xiong.
In her last bout, Xiong made quick work of Filipino wushu specialist April Osenio, finishing her opponent via technical knockout in the first round.
Rahardian impressed in his ONE Championship debut by winning the ONE: Titles and Titans Flyweight Tournament in August of 2016. Rahardian finished both Yotha Hutagalung and Hendrick Wijaya by first round rear-naked choke to become the tournament winner.
Since then, Rahardian has blazed a trail in the ONE Championship cage, winning three additional bouts to cap an amazing run as a professional. In his last outing, Rahardian outperformed Cambodia’s Sim Bunsrun to win by impressive first-round submission. Still unbeaten, Rahardian puts his perfect record on the line against Muhammad Imran in a ONE Flyweight World Championship title eliminator.