Xiong Jing Nan To Defend ONE Women’s Strawweight Crown Against Michelle Nicolini

12 March 2021 – Singapore: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), today announced ONE: EMPOWER, an all-women’s fight card to be broadcast live on Friday, 28 May.

In the main event, reigning ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan of China will defend her World Title against #2-ranked strawweight contender Michelle Nicolini of Brazil.

Quarterfinal matchups for the ONE Women’s Atomweight World Grand Prix were also announced.

  • #1-ranked atomweight Denice “The Menace” Zamboanga of the Philippines will face South Korean superstar Seo Hee Ham in the latter’s ONE Championship debut.
  • #2-ranked atomweight Meng Bo of China will take on wrestling phenom Ritu “The Indian Tigress” Phogat of India.
  • #4-ranked atomweight Stamp Fairtex of Thailand will rematch #3-ranked atomweight Alyona Rassohyna of Ukraine following Rassohyna’s last-second victory in February.
  • Itsuki Hirata of Japan will do battle with ONE Championship newcomer Alyse “Lil’ Savage” Anderson of the United States.

Friday, 28 May

ONE Women’s Strawweight World Championship
(C) Xiong Jing Nan vs. (2) Michelle Nicolini
Strawweight: 52.3 KG–56.7 KG

Mixed Martial Arts
(1) Denice Zamboanga vs. Seo Hee Ham
Atomweight: 47.7 KG–52.2 KG

Mixed Martial Arts
(2) Meng Bo vs. Ritu Phogat
Atomweight: 47.7 KG–52.2 KG

Mixed Martial Arts
(4) Stamp Fairtex vs. (3) Alyona Rassohyna
Atomweight: 47.7 KG–52.2 KG

Mixed Martial Arts
Itsuki Hirata vs. Alyse Anderson
Atomweight: 47.7 KG–52.2 KG

Author: Robert Belen

Robert Belen is a long-time combat sports writer for dSource Boxing. An avid sports fan, he knows no fear nor partiality in his reporting. If you have a problem with him, tell it to his face. (We bid you not.) You can follow him on Twitter @robertbelen

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