Meng Bo And Ayaka Miura Set For Key Strawweight MMA Clash At ONE Fight Night 16
Two of the top women’s strawweight competitors in ONE Championship are lined up for a crucial mixed martial arts encounter at ONE Fight Night 16: Haggerty vs. Andrade on Prime Video.
On Friday, November 3, in U.S. primetime, Chinese knockout artist Meng Bo will face Japanese submission specialist Ayaka “Zombie” Miura in a matchup with serious implications for the division’s World Title picture.
Both athletes are looking toward reigning queen “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan, and the winner of their meeting at Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand, will put herself near the front of the line.
Meng recently regained the form she displayed when she first exploded onto the global stage in 2019. She initially raced to a trio of victories in ONE, including two knockouts, before hitting a two-fight skid.
Now brimming with confidence once again, the Sunkin International Fight Club representative wants to continue her charge toward top-contender status.
Meanwhile, Japanese sensation Miura is eager to get back on track following a downturn after her unsuccessful challenge for the ONE Women’s Strawweight MMA World Title early last year.
“Zombie” went 4-1 in her first five ONE outings, submitting all of her opponents with her patented scarf hold Americana, dubbed the “Ayaka Lock.” However, a one-sided decision loss to Xiong and a subsequent defeat to Cardoso set her back.
The judo black belt also had a brief foray into submission grappling in a competitive clash with now-ONE Women’s Atomweight Submission Grappling World Champion Danielle Kelly, but her focus is back on MMA and rising up through the ranks.
An emphatic victory for either athlete would make a huge statement of intent as Xiong awaits the next challenger for her strap.
This exciting striker vs. grappler battle adds to a strong card that is headlined by the ONE Bantamweight Kickboxing World Title showdown between bantamweight Muay Thai king Jonathan Haggerty and bantamweight MMA titleholder Fabricio Andrade.