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China’s Xiong Jing Nan: Rematch with Singapore’s Angela Lee at ‘ONE: Century世紀’ in Japan is greatest bout of my career

Xiong Jing Nan (©ONE Championship)

Xiong Jingnan (©ONE Championship)

ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan, 31, of China won when she fought ONE Atomweight World Champion “Unstopabble” Angela Lee, 23, of Singapore in the strawweight division at “ONE: New Era.” In their rematch “ONE: Century世紀,” they will battle it out in the atomweight division.

ONE Championship will hold “ONE: Century 世紀” at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on October 13, 2019. The combat sports event has two parts both with 11 bouts each.

“ONE: Century 世紀” marks the 100th live event of ONE Championship. Broadcasting live in the United States via TNT and B/R Live, the first part starts from 9:00 a.m. JST on October 13, 2019 or 8:00 p.m. EST on October 12, 2019.

In the main event, Angela will defend her ONE Atomweight World Championship title from Xiong. This will be the first time the Chinese challenger is competing in the atomweight division of ONE Championship.

On October 6, 2019, ONE Championship held an open workout at the Bellesalle Shibuya Garden in Tokyo featuring select “ONE: Century 世紀” athletes including Lee and Xiong. It was part of the ONE Martial Arts Fan Fest.

“This is the biggest bout of my career,” Xiong stated. “I was able to hold the fort down at strawweight but now it’s time to lay siege onto the atomweight world title.”

“Angela is my toughest opponent to date,” Xiong continued. “She is a great champion. To be able to compete against her is an honor but I am coming for that belt. At the end of the night, I fully expect to have my hands raised in victory and to return home to China a two-division ONE World Champion.”

Angela Lee, Kemp Cheng, Xiong Jing Nan, Chatri Sityodtong (©ONE Championship)

Angela Lee, Kemp Cheng, Xiong Jing Nan, Chatri Sityodtong (©ONE Championship)

Lee is a former undefeated mixed martial artist. She had her first loss at “ONE: A New Era” at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan on March 31, 2019 in the hands of Xiong.

“ONE: A New Era” has three co-main events including the ONE Women’s Strawweight World Championship bout between Xiong and Lee. After 1 minute and 37 seconds in the fifth round, the Chinese defending champion knocked out her Singaporean challenger.

Meanwhile, here is a clip featuring the reigning ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion:

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