The rematch between ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan, 31, of China and ONE Atomweight World Champion “Unstopabble” Angela Lee, 23, of Singapore will be the main event of the first part of “ONE: Century世紀.” The Chinese mixed martial artist is confident that she will beat her Singaporean rival once again.
Lee was unsuccessful when she moved to strawweight in an attempt to capture the ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion belt from Xiong at “ONE: A New Era” at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan on March 31, 2019. This time, it is the Chinese champion who is moving to atomweight in an attempt to dethrone the reigning ONE Atomweight World Champion.
“I’m so happy to be back here in Tokyo,” Xiong said during the “ONE: Century 世紀” press conference at the Park Hyatt in Tokyo, Japan on October 10, 2019. “Six months ago, Angela went down to my weight class and tried to get my belt. I kept what was rightfully mine.”
“Now, it’s my turn to go down to her weight class for the belt,” Xiong continued. “Just like half a year ago, I will win this match but unlike last time, I won’t leave without two belts over my shoulders. There is nothing that can stop me this time. I have 1.4 billion people standing behind me.”
From 2015 to 2018, Lee was an undefeated MMA fighter. Xiong was the first one to defeat the Singaporean athlete, who is now defending her ONE Atomweight World Championship belt for the fourth time.
“ONE: Century 世紀” will take place at the Ryogoku Kokugikan on October 13, 2019. It has two parts both taking place 2019 with 11 bouts each. The rematch between Lee and Xiong is the main event of in the first part, which will be broadcast live in the United States via TNT and B/R Live starting from 9:00 a.m. JST on October 13, 2019 or 8:00 p.m. EST on October 12, 2019.
Watch the “ONE: Century世紀” press conference highlights here: