Xiong Jing Nan tests skills against Ayaka Miura for the ONE strawweight world title on January 14th.
This championship collision headlines a stacked ONE: Heavy Hitters card set to go down at Singapore Indoor Stadium.
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In an interview with ONE Championship, transcription courtesy of onefc.com, Jing Nan said, “There’s no doubt that Miura is an excellent athlete. She’s really good at ground fighting techniques and jiu-jitsu techniques. It’s really hard to escape once she has grappled you. She likes to end every fight with her best shoulder lock technique from kesa gatame. And she has even injured her opponents’ elbows with it. It’s a new challenge for me, a higher-level and much harder one. I’m not afraid. It’s just that I need to be more thoughtful. I have foreseen some scenarios that I might get into, and how should I deal with them.”
Xiong Jing Nan has never suffered an MMA loss as a strawweight and is the inaugural ONE titleholder in that weight category.
She has defended her crown five times over the last four years and is the only champion the promotion has ever seen in that division.
Xiong Jing Nan
Jing Nan is no stranger to vying for Atomweight gold inside the ONE Circle though. She fell short in her bid for Angela Lee’s atomweight crown via rear-naked choke at ONE: Century part 1 in October 2019.
Xiong Jing Nan and Angela Lee are tied up 1-1 with each other. An epic series between the most accomplished women the company has ever seen.
Jing Nan put away Lee with strikes in their first outing as Unstoppable fell short vying for The Panda‘s strawweight hardware at ONE: A New Era in March 2019.
In regards to possible championship successes across multiple divisions going forward, Jing Nan stated, “I like to always fully focus on the current stuff before I can move forward. But now that I’m asked, after this fight, part of my plan is to participate in atomweight fights. Of course, I’ve been looking forward to the third fight against Angela Lee. That fight is what I have been looking forward to all the time.”
What are your feelings on Xiong Jing Nan’s vision for her ideal 2022 run with ONE Championship?
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