ONE Championship has added another of the world’s top-ranked athletes to its roster with the signing of Jorina Baars.
The Muay Thai superstar will join ONE Super Series with an incredible undefeated record of 46-0-3 and multiple World Championships on her résumé.
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A native of Den Helder, Netherlands, the 30-year old is regarded as one of the best, if not the best pound-for-pound women’s stand-up martial artist on the planet thanks to her sustained success for more than a decade.
Baars’ accolades include the ISKA Welterweight World Championship, a National Dutch Muay Thai Championship, the Amazon of K-1 Muay Thai Grand Prix Championship, and the inaugural Lion Fight Muay Thai Women’s Welterweight World Championship.
She also boasts 16 knockouts, but her most famous win came via unanimous decision against multiple-time mixed martial arts World Champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino when she captured Lion Fight gold.
Now that she is part of The Home Of Martial Arts, Baars expressed how excited she was to take on a new challenge and put on a show for fans in Asia.
“My favorite quote is, ‘Winners never quit, and quitters never win.’ I am a warrior, and I’m ready to take my career to the next level,” she said.
“I am here in ONE Championship because the best fighters in the world are here. It is an honor to be among so many legends of martial arts.
“I want to fight the best in the world, and I will fight anyone. If the stars are aligned, I would not mind fighting Cris Cyborg again.”
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Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, added how pleased he was to welcome the Dutch athlete to the world’s martial arts organization.
He also promised she is just the latest of many elite competitors who will be added to the ranks as ONE Super Series adds more weight divisions.
“We are more than thrilled to welcome a true world-class martial artist like Jorina Baars to our growing ONE Championship family,” he says
“Jorina is a great addition to our elite roster of World Champions. She owns the distinction of being a national champion, a grand prix champion, and a two-time world champion in different promotions.
“Jorina is a proven winner, and I personally cannot wait to watch her bring her winning attitude and championship mindset into the ONE Super Series platform.
“Jorina is just the latest World Champion to join the ONE ranks, and you can definitely expect even more world-class talent to come over in the near future.”