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Singapore vs Brazil: Tiffany Teo, Michelle Nicolini to fight at ‘ONE: Heart of the Lion’

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 main event of “ONE: Heart of a Lion,” ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela “Unstoppable” Lee, 20, of Singapore will challenge the reigning ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion. This the first time two female reigning world champions are fighting each other in ONE Championship.

In the co-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 the two.

Here is the full “ONE: Heart of a Lion” fight card:

  1. Featherweight MMA: Abro Fernandes (Indonesia) vs Chan Rothana (Cambodia)
  2. Bantamweight MMA: Hisyam Samsudin (Malaysia) vs Xie Bin (China)
  3. Flyweight MMA: Muhammad Aiman (Malaysia) vs Shuya Kamikubo (Japan)
  4. Women’s strawweight MMA: Tiffany Teo (Singapore) vs Michelle Nicolini (Brazil)
  5. MMA: Adrian Pang (Australia) vs Kota Shimoishi (Japan)
  6. Lightweight MMA: Garry Tonon (United States) vs Sung Jong Lee (South Korea)
  7. Strawweight MMA: Alex Silva (Brazil) Pongsiri Mitsatit (Thailand)
  8. ONE Super Series kickboxing: Giorgio Petrosyan (Italy) vs Sorgraw Petchyindee Academy (Thailand)
  9. ONE Bantamweight World Championship: Bibiano Fernandes (Brazil) vs Kevin Belingon (Philippines)
  10. 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.

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