Reigning ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan, 30, of China has successfully defended her title for the first time. More than two months after her first title defense, she will return to the ONE Championship cage to defend her title again.
Xiong’s first challenger was Laura “La Gladiadora” Balin, 38, of Argentina, who was a ONE Championship debutante. In the main event of “ONE: Pinnacle of Power,” which took place at the Studio City Event Center in Macau, China on June 23, 2018, the Argentinian challenger lost to the Chinese champ via unanimous decision.
In Xiong’s second title defense, her challenger is yet another ONE Championship debutante. In the promotional debut of Samara “Marituba” Santos, 25, of Brazil, she will make an attempt to dethrone the Chinese champ.
The ONE Women’s Strawweight World Championship bout between Xiong and Santos will be the main event of “ONE: Beyond the Horizon,” which will take place at the Baoshan Arena in Shanghai, China on September 8, 2018. This will be the Chinese champ’s fourth bout in ONE Championship.
Currently, Xiong holds a professional mixed martial arts record of 12 wins and 1 loss. She is riding a seven-bout winning streak.
On the other hand, Santos has 11 wins and 5 losses. She is coming out of a redemptive win that ended her four-bout losing streak.
Here is the complete “ONE: Beyond the Horizon” fight card:
- Phat Soda vs Elipitua Siregar: Mixed Martial Arts: 56.7kg (Strawweight)
- Hakim Hamech vs Yukinori Ogasawara: ONE Super Series Muay Thai: 61.2kg (Flyweight)
- Daniel Dawson vs Mustapha Haida: ONE Super Series Kickboxing: 72.5kg (Catch Weight)
- Chen Lei vs Muhammad Aiman: Mixed Martial Arts: 65.8kg (Bantamweight)
- Han Zi Hao vs Stergos Mikkios: ONE Super Series Muay Thai: 65.8kg (Bantamweight)
- Roman Alvarez vs Daichi Takenaka: Mixed Martial Arts: 65.8kg (Bantamweight)
- Ognjen Topic vs Tukkatatong Petpayathai: ONE Super Series Kickboxing: 65.8kg (Bantamweight)
- Edward Kelly vs Christian Lee: Mixed Martial Arts: 70.3kg (Featherweight)
- Honorio Banario vs Amir Khan: Mixed Martial Arts: 77.1kg (Lightweight) *co-main event
- Xiong Jing Nan vs Samara Santos: Mixed Martial Arts: 56.7kg (Women’s Strawweight) *ONE Women’s Strawweight World Championship, main event
Ticket information for ONE: BEYOND THE HORIZON is available at www.onefc.com.