Jessa Khan, a 20-year-old Cambodian-American grappling star, will make her promotional debut with ONE Championship at ONE 159 on July 22 in Singapore. She will face Ecuadorean Amanda Alequin in an Atomweight Submission Grappling contest.
Khan is a jiu-jitsu black belt under Guilherme Mendes, having earned the achievement before she was even 19-years-old.
Khan won a gold medal for Cambodia during the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia and 2019 SEA Games in the Philippines.
Several of her grappling accolades include:
1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2022)
3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2021)
3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship NOGI (2021)
ONE 159 takes place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Headlining the show is reigning 2-division ONE World Champion Reinier de Ridder, who defends his middleweight belt against former titleholder Vitaly Bigdash. And in the co-main event, ONE Atomweight Kickboxing World Champion Janet Todd takes on WBC Muay Thai World Champion Lara Fernandez for the ONE Interim Atomweight Muay Thai World Title.
Main Card for ONE 159: De Ridder vs. Bigdash
Reinier de Ridder vs. Vitaly Bigdash (ONE Middleweight World Title)
Janet Todd vs. Lara Fernandez (ONE Interim Atomweight Muay Thai World Title)
Bokang Masunyane vs. Hiroba Minowa (MMA – strawweight)
Muangthai PK.Saenchai vs. Vladimir Kuzmin (Muay Thai – bantamweight)
Zhang Peimian vs. Aslanbek Zikreev (kickboxing – strawweight)
Zelang Zhaxi vs. Danial Williams (MMA – strawweight)
Lead Card for ONE 159: De Ridder vs. Bigdash
Sinsamut Klinmee vs. Islam Murtazaev (Muay Thai – lightweight)
Ariel Sexton vs. Marat Gafurov (MMA – lightweight)
Jessa Khan vs. Amanda Alequin (submission grappling – atomweight)
Jin Tae Ho vs. Valmir Da Silva (MMA – welterweight)
Anderson Silva vs. Mikhail Jamal Abdul-Latif (MMA – heavyweight)
Lea Bivins vs. Zeba Bano (MMA – atomweight)
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