ONE Championship Inks Jorina Baars To Fight Contract
Baars is a former champion who holds a victory over ex-UFC champion Cris Cyborg in Muay Thai action during her career.
A native of Den Helder, Netherlands, the 30-year old Baars is easily one of the most sought-after martial artists in the world and has attained success in every stage that she has competed in. Among 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.
Baars remains undefeated in 49 Muay Thai contests, owning an impressive 46-0-3 record with 16 of those victories coming by way of knockout. The most notable win in Baars’ stellar resumé is a unanimous decision victory over multiple-time mixed martial arts World Champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino to capture the inaugural Lion Fight Muay Thai Women’s Welterweight World Championship.
Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, stated: “We are more than thrilled to welcome a true world-class martial artist like Jorina Baars to our growing ONE Championship family. 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.”
Jorina Baars, ONE Athlete, stated: “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. 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.”