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Olympic boxer Jennifer Chieng discusses winning her professional MMA debut at Bellator 208 and what is next for her

Strawweight Jennifer Chieng addressed the media at Bellator 208 after defeating Jessica Ruiz in a post fight scrum. The event took place at the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, NY on October 13.

Chieng discussed her Olympic experience and how it has translated to her MMA career. She also discussed how much happier she is now after transitioning from Wall Street to the cage.

She also discussed why she is staying at strawweight though Bellator only has flyweight and when she wants to fight next.

Bellator 208: Fedor vs. Sonnen Main Card:

Hwt- Fedor Emelianenko def. Chael Sonnen via TKO in Round 1, at 4:46.

155- Benson Henderson def. Saad Awad via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27).

HWT- Cheick Kongo def. Tim Johnson via KO in Round 1, at 1:08.

185- Anatoly Tokov def. Alexander Shlemenko via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

145- Henry Corrales def. Andy Main via Knockout in Round 1, at 2:08.

Preliminary Card:

185- Jeremy Puglia def. Eric Olsen via TKO in Round 1, at 3:16.

155- Dennis Buzukja def. Ryan Castro via TKO in Round 1, at 2:53.

170- Drew’s Rodriguez def. Mike Diorio via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

125- Zarrukh Adashev def. Christian Medina via TKO in round 1, 1:08.

115- Jennifer Chieng def. Jessica Ruiz via TKO in Round 1, at 1:22.

170- David Meshkhoradze def. Shaquan Moore via Split Decision (30-27, 30-27, 28-29).

125- Tommy Espinosa def. Sukhrob Aydarbekov via Submission (Arm Bar) in round 1, at 0:27.

155- Nick Fiore def. Jerome Mickle via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

Jennifer Chieng
Photo courtesy of Chieng’s Facebook page