Find out if Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee will fare well in her new weight class...
Martial arts fans, get ready for an epic night of mixed martial arts, ONE: HEART OF THE LION. This 9 November at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore’s very own Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee goes up a weight class to take on China’s Xiong Jing Nan for her Women’s Strawweight World Champion title. But the excitement doesn’t stop there –Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano Fernandes is also defending his title against top bantamweight contender Kevin Belingon.
See Angela Lee go up a class
We all know that Singaporean superstar Angela Lee has long been at the top of her game. After a sweet first victory over Mixed Martial Arts veteran Mei Yamaguchi in 2016, Lee clinched the Women’s Atomweight title and has successfully defended it many times since. But this time, she’ll move up a weight class and test her mettle against “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan. It will certainly be a challenge for Lee, who is not only climbing up a weight class but is also facing one of the best strikers she’s ever come across in the cage. Xiong’s impressive boxing career includes a spot on Shandong’s provincial team and a bronze medal in China’s 2007 National Women’s Boxing Championship. Since then, she has flawlessly transitioned into Mixed Martial Arts, winning the Women’s Strawweight World Championship earlier this year and riding on a professional career of 13 wins and one loss. After this win, she became the first Chinese mixed martial arts world champion in history. Xiong’s heroism isn’t just confined to the cage – “The Panda” has been hailed as a modern-day hero in her local community by helping the elderly and the less fortunate.
Catch an epic rematch
We’re also looking forward to the rematch between Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano Fernandes and Filipino superstar Kevin Belingon. It was a classic grappler versus striker match during their first showdown – Fernandes, the five-time Brazilian Jiu-jitsu World Champion kept Belingon on the ground and ended the fight with a submission. Since then, Belingon has worked his way up the division with several highlight-reel finishes and a win over two-division World Champion Martin Nguyen to become the new interim Bantamweight World Champion. There’s no doubt that Belingon has more than proved himself to be a worthy contender for the Bantamweight title.
With two mind-blowing fights on the card, ONE: HEART OF THE LION is proving to be an event that any fight fan won’t want to miss. Who will walk away with two World titles? We’ll find out come 9 November at the Singapore Indoor Stadium!
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