As Justin “the Big Homey” and I sat at the commentators table at Art of War 11 ready to call the Sandra Chheng vs. Nell Diebel fight, we really had no clue what to expect. As soon as the bell rang, Chheng shot across the cage like a freight train and did damage right away with several nice combinations. She took the back of her opponent very quickly and ended the fight about a minute in. Very impressive performance from a young lady who seemed to have a plan.
This week at Art of War 12, we will see if her strategy is the same as she is set to battle Catherine Marino who is making her MMA debut. Catherine has trained in mixed martial arts for a number of years, so despite this being her first true fight, she is no stranger to fighting and training hard. Marino was on hand for AOW 11 so I’m sure she got a close look at the handiwork of her upcoming opponent.
I stopped up to Blitz Athletics in the Chinatown section of Philadelphia for a chat with Sandy. Please check out our interview in the link above. Chheng is a very calm and focused young lady and her coach, Jake Skelly, says she is an excellent listener, and student as well as a very tough competitor.
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