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Singapore’s Tiffany Teo earns 6th ONE Championship win, knocks out Japan’s Ayaka Miura at ‘ONE: King of the Jungle’

Tiffany Teo, Olivier Coste, Ayaka Miura (©ONE Championship)

Tiffany Teo, Olivier Coste, Ayaka Miura (©ONE Championship)

Tiffany “No Chill” Teo, 30, of Singapore was one of the hometown winners at “ONE: King of the Jungle.” It was her sixth victory in ONE Championship.

Featuring one Muay Thai title bout, one kickboxing title bout and nine mixed martial arts matches, “ONE: King of the Jungle” was a closed-door event held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore. In the seventh bout of the evening, Teo competed in an MMA match in the women’s strawweight division against Ayaka Miura, 29, of Japan.

Kemp Cheng served as the referee. In the first round, Miura flashed moments of brilliance, attacking with her 3rd Degree Judo Black Belt skills while hunting for her trademark scarf hold submissions.

But Teo quickly figured out her game plan and adjusted her strategy to nullify Miura’s ground game. In the second round, the Singaporean contender took control of the action, stopping her Japanese opponent’s takedown attempts and then lighting her up on the feet.

In the final round, it was all Teo as she pounded Miura with thunderous strikes. Cheng put a stop to the strawweight contest after 4 minutes and 45 seconds in the third round when the Singaporean contender knocked out her Japanese opponent.

Winning at “ONE: King of the Jungle” improved the professional MMA record of Teo to 9 wins and 1 loss. On the other hand, Miura downgraded to 10 wins, 3 losses, 0 draw and 1 No Contest.

 

Including Japan and Singapore, 13 countries were represented at “ONE: King of the Jungle.” The others were Australia, Canada, Egypt, India, New Zealand, the Philippines Russia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and the United States.

Miura was one of the four fighters who represented Japan. “ONE: King of the Jungle” marked her fourth ONE Championship bout.

Teo was three hometown heroes at “ONE: King of the Jungle.” It was her seventh outing in ONE Championship.

The Singaporean MMA fighter has been competing professionally since 2016. The first five ONE Championship opponents he defeated were Walaa Abbas Mohamed Kamaly, Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol, Rebecca Heintzman, Puja Tomar and Michelle Nicolini.

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