The Greatest Victories Of Xiong Jing Nan’s MMA Career In ONE Championship
Chinese superstar “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan has firmly established herself as one of the planet’s top female mixed martial artists, successfully defending her ONE Women’s Strawweight MMA World Title an incredible seven times since winning the inaugural belt over five years ago.
At ONE Fight Night 14: Stamp vs. Ham on Prime Video on Friday, September 29, the 35-year-old will step out of her comfort zone to face Nat “Wondergirl” Jaroonsak in a one-of-a-kind special rules striking contest.
Set to go down live in North American primetime, that unique battle has fans around the globe salivating in anticipation, ready to see the long-reigning strawweight MMA queen test herself against one of the world’s most talented young strikers.
Before the action gets underway at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, we look back at the finest performances of Xiong’s impressive ONE Championship career.
#1 Xiong Demolishes Tiffany Teo To Capture Gold
In just her second promotional appearance, Xiong squared off against former Singapore Boxing Champion Tiffany Teo for the inaugural ONE Women’s Strawweight MMA World Title at ONE: KINGS OF COURAGE in January 2018.
Over the course of three and a half high-paced rounds, “The Panda” battered the Singaporean with her devastating stand-up arsenal and constantly put her rival on the back foot.
And beyond her trademark punches that left Teo’s face swollen and bruised, the Chinese sensation displayed all-around skill, dominating her foe with solid grappling and ruthless ground-and-pound each time the fight hit the canvas.
The finish came in the fourth round, as Xiong dropped the Singaporean with a flurry of concussive hooks to force the stoppage. That TKO win earned her the divisional crown and truly announced her presence on the global stage.
#2 Xiong Finishes Angela Lee In An Instant Classic
For the first time in her ONE career, the Chinese slugger found herself in serious trouble. She spent the majority of the fourth round on the receiving end of Lee’s formidable grappling attack, finishing the frame locked into a seemingly bone-breaking armbar.
But in a true display of championship-level grit and determination, “The Panda” stormed back in the fifth and final stanza to score an unforgettable knockout. It started with a powerful cross to the solar plexus, followed by an onslaught of thunderous body kicks and punches to the head.
Already considered one of the organization’s most talented athletes, this victory thrust Xiong into global superstardom.
#3 Xiong Dominates Grappling Whiz Michelle Nicolini
Facing the most talented grappler of her career, Xiong showcased impeccable takedown defense and, per usual, venomous punching power.
Perhaps more impressively, the Chinese warrior flashed a more refined and dynamic striking game, as she added crippling leg kicks, crafty footwork, and a snapping jab to her repertoire of massive hooks.
Ultimately, Xiong walked away with a clear-cut unanimous decision victory to retain her World Title. In the process, “The Panda” proved that she has the grappling skills to hang with the planet’s most dangerous submission artists.
#4 Xiong Shuts Down Judo Black Belt Ayaka Miura
In her very next appearance five months later at ONE: HEAVY HITTERS, Xiong defended her coveted belt against judo powerhouse Ayaka Miura in a fight that many thought would be the Chinese star’s toughest assignment yet.
But despite her foe’s imposing physicality and elite grappling credentials, “The Panda” was completely unthreatened over the course of the 25-minute ONE Women’s Strawweight MMA World Championship tilt.
Not only did the titleholder successfully defend dozens of Miura’s takedowns, but she also bludgeoned the Japanese contender with stinging punches seemingly at will en route to a dominant unanimous decision win.
With the victory, Xiong had effectively cleaned out the women’s strawweight MMA division, eliminating every one of her challengers in electrifying fashion.