Singapore and Brazil will be represented at “ONE: Heart of a Lion,” a ONE Championship event taking place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore on November 9, 2018. In the fourth bout of the evening, Tiffany “No Chill” Teo, 28, of Singapore will face Michelle Nicolini, 36, of Sao Paulo, Brazil in the women’s strawweight division.
Teo holds a professional mixed martial arts record of 7 wins and 1 loss, which includes 3 submissions and 2 knockouts. She began training in taekwondo before moving on to compete in boxing and Muay Thai and eventually transitioning to the ONE Championship cage.
In Teo’s last bout, she failed to dethrone reigning ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan, 30, of China. On the other hand, Nicolini is riding a three-bout winning streak in ONE Championship.
Nicolini is an eight-time BJJ world champion and Hall-of-Famer whose elite grappling skills have brought her great success since transitioning to the cage, as she now owns a solid 5-1 professional record. She defeated Mona Samir of Cairo, Egypt on November 11, 2016 and Irina Mazepa, 35, of St. Petersburg, Russia on April 21, 2017.
In Nicolini’s most recent bout, she defeated Iryna “Delsa” Kyselova, 23, of Donetsk, Ukraine. The women’s Brazilian jiu-jitsu legend from Sao Paulo now holds a professional MMA record of 5 wins and 1 loss and all of her wins are via submission.
In the co-main event of “ONE: Heart of the Lion,” Christian “The Warrior” Lee, 30, of Singapore and Kazuki Tokudome, 31, of Tokyo, Japan will compete in an MMA match in a catch weight of 73 kg. In the main event, reigning ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes, 38, of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil will defend his title against ONE Interim Bantamweight World Champion Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon, 30, of Kiangan, Ifugao, Philippines.
The bantamweight title unification bout will be a rematch between Fernandes and Belingon. Here is the full “ONE: Heart of the Lion” fight card:
- MMA featherweight: Anthony Engelen (Netherlands) vs Meas Meul (Cambodia)
- MMA bantamweight: Hisyam Samsudin (Malaysia) vs Xie Bin (China)
- MMA bantamweight: Muhammad Aiman (Malaysia) vs Shuya Kamikubo (Japan)
- ONE Super Series sanda featherweight: Shahzaib Rindh (Pakistan) vs Feng Lei (China)
- MMA lightweight: Adrian Pang (Australia) vs Kota Shimoishi (Japan)
- ONE Super Series Muay Thai bantamweight: Panicos Yusuf (Cyprus) vs Muangthai P.K.Saenchai Muaythaigym (Thailand)
- ONE Super Series Muay Thai featherweight: George Mann (United Kingdom) vs Smokin’ Jo Nattawut (Thailand)
- MMA featherweight: Garry Tonon (United States) vs Sung Jong Lee (South Korea)
- ONE Super Series Muay Thai bantamweight: Andrew Miller (United Kingdom) vs Yodlekpet T-Ded 99 (Thailand)
- MMA strawweight: Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke (Thailand) vs Himanshu Kaushik (India)
- MMA strawweight: Tiffany Teo (Singapore) vs Michelle Nicolini (Brazil)
- ONE Super Series kickboxing catchweight 71 kg: Giorgio Petrosyan (Italy) vs Sorgraw Petchyindee Academy (Thailand)
- MMA catchweight (73 kg): Christian Lee (Singapore) vs Kazuki Tokudome (Japan)
- ONE Bantamweight World Championship: Bibiano Fernandes (Brazil) vs Kevin Belingon (Philippines)
- Featherweight MMA: Abro Fernandes (Indonesia) vs Chan Rothana (Cambodia)
- Strawweight MMA: Alex Silva (Brazil) Pongsiri Mitsatit (Thailand)
- ONE Women’s Strawweight World Championship: Xiong Jing Nan (China) vs Angela Lee (Singapore)
Ticket information for ONE: HEART OF THE LION is available at www.onefc.com.