Tiffany “No Chill” Teo, 28, of Singapore is aware of the tough task ahead of her on January 20, 2018 at “ONE Kings of Courage.” She and Jing Nan “The Panda” Xiong, 30, of China will battle it out in the inaugural ONE Women’s Strawweight World Championship bout.
“It takes a lot of hard work to get to this level and have a chance to become world champion,” Teo said during the “ONE Kings of Courage” press conference at the Fairmont Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia on January 18, 2018. “The sacrifices we have to make as martial artists, it’s tough. I have to remain humble and grounded, and continue to grind everyday if I want to reach my dreams.”
“I’ve focused on my striking for this bout because I know Xiong has a really aggressive style,” Teo pointed out. “This is so I can be more comfortable when she puts the pressure on me during the bout. On Saturday night, I’ll get the chance to make my country proud and I am ready to seize the moment and become champion.”
Teo is a rising female martial arts star who competes in ONE Championship’s women’s strawweight division. She holds an unblemished professional record of seven wins and no losses, including three submissions and two knockouts.
The Singaporean ONE World Title Challenger began training in taekwondo before moving on to compete in boxing and Muay Thai and eventually transitioning to the ONE Championship cage. In her last bout, she impressed with a quick submission victory over Puja Tomar.
“ONE Kings of Courage” is set for the Jakarta Convention Center on January 20, 2018. The championship bout between Teo and Xiong will be the main event.
Ticket information for ONE: KINGS OF COURAGE is available at www.onefc.com.