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ONE Championship: Empower Card Features Xiong Jing Nan

ONE Championship will present part of the female fight roster with an all-female event set for September of this year.

Ziong Jing Nan will defend her ONE women’s strawweight world championship against Michelle Nicolini at ONE: Empower.

The event is set for September 3 and will headline an all-female card for the promotion.

Four quarterfinal round matches in the ONE Atomweight Grand Prix have also been announced, along with three additional fights. 

  • Denice Zamboanga (#1-ranked ONE atomweight) of the Philippines faces Seo Hee Ham (#5-ranked ONE atomweight) of South Korea in the latter’s ONE Championship debut.
  • Meng Bo (#2-ranked ONE atomweight) of China takes on Ritu Phogat of India, who is back in the World Grand Prix after winning her last fight against Lin Heqin.
  • Stamp Fairtex (#4-ranked ONE atomweight) of Thailand locks horns with Alyona Rassohyna (#3-ranked ONE atomweight) of Ukraine in a rematch of their hotly contested February bout.
  • Undefeated judoka Itsuki Hirata of Japan battles ONE Championship newcomer Alyse Anderson of the United States.
  • Kickboxing star Anissa Meksen steps into the Circle for the first time against Cristina Morales.
  • In the featured lead card bout, Filipino-American striking sensation Jackie Buntan welcomes Daniela Lopez to ONE Super Series Muay Thai.
  • In a pair of World Grand Prix alternate bouts, former ONE Women’s Atomweight World Title challenger Mei Yamaguchi of Japan goes up against Julie Mezabarba of Brazil, while Grace Cleveland of the United States battles the winner of Bi Nguyen vs. Jenelyn Olsim from the tape-delayed ONE: BATTLEGROUND III event on 27 August.

ONE Women’s Strawweight World Championship
(C) Xiong Jing Nan vs. (2) Michelle Nicolini
Strawweight: 52.3 KG–56.7 KG

 

Mixed Martial Arts – Atomweight World Grand Prix
(1) Denice Zamboanga vs. Seo Hee Ham
Atomweight: 47.7 KG–52.2 KG

 

Mixed Martial Arts – Atomweight World Grand Prix
(4) Stamp Fairtex vs. (3) Alyona Rassohyna
Atomweight: 47.7 KG–52.2 KG

 

Mixed Martial Arts – Atomweight World Grand Prix
(2) Meng Bo vs. Ritu Phogat
Atomweight: 47.7 KG–52.2 KG

 

Mixed Martial Arts – Atomweight World Grand Prix
Itsuki Hirata vs. Alyse Anderson
Atomweight: 47.7 KG–52.2 KG

 

Kickboxing
Anissa Meksen vs. Cristina Morales
Atomweight: 47.7 KG–52.2 KG

 

LEAD CARD

 

Muay Thai
Jackie Buntan vs. Daniela Lopez
Strawweight: 52.3 KG–56.7 KG

 

Mixed Martial Arts – Atomweight World Grand Prix Alternate
Mei Yamaguchi vs. Julie Mezabarba
Atomweight: 47.7 KG–52.2 KG

 

Mixed Martial Arts – Atomweight World Grand Prix Alternate
Bi Nguyen/Jenelyn Olsim vs. Grace Cleveland
Atomweight: 47.7 KG–52.2 KG

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