‘The Panda’ Xiong Jing Nan, the current holder of the ONE women’s strawweight MMA world championship, is now preparing for what is likely to be the most fascinating battle of her professional career to this point.
At ONE Fight Night 14: Stamp vs. Ham, Xiong will engage in a special rules striking contest against Nat “Wondergirl” Jaroonsak of Thailand, who is a superstar in the sport of Muay Thai. Xiong will watch the fight on Prime Video.
On Friday, September 29, live coverage of the event may be seen emanating from the Singapore Indoor Stadium located in Singapore.
Xiong has engaged the assistance of Drian ‘Gintong Kamao’ Francisco, a former WBA boxing world champion from the Philippines, to help him prepare for the striking duel. Francisco is the head boxing instructor at Evolve MMA.
In a recent interview with Sportskeeda MMA, Francisco was asked about Xiong’s efforts to make this fight highly exciting for the audience, and Francisco stated that Xiong is putting in a lot of effort to accomplish this goal. Regarding Francisco’s prediction of a knockout, he adds that he anticipates ‘Wondergirl’ to have a chin that is quite resilient.
“Gintong Kamao” is quoted as saying:
“We have no idea how challenging Wondergirl is going to be. It was sometimes incredibly hard to ignore her. However, these gloves that weigh 4 ounces are going to be really fascinating. Because of this, the battle is going to be a lot of fun to watch. Boxing is contested at a much closer range than mixed martial arts and muay thai, which normally take place at a specific distance. The difference in harm that can be done is going to be significant thanks to these 4-ounce gloves. It is a really serious danger for both of the ladies.”
The historic first-ever special rules striking event held by ONE Championship consisted of three rounds, each lasting three minutes. All punching methods are fair game for athletes to utilize during competition. However, you are not allowed to use any kind of grappling, kicks, elbows, or knees. The bout will be fought using MMA gloves weighing 4 ounces each, and the must-win scoring system will be used to determine the winner.
Fans in the United States and Canada have the opportunity to watch ONE Fight Night 14 live and for free on Amazon Prime Video. The event will take place in New York City.