Xiong Jing Nan TKOs Samara Santos, establishing superfight vs. Angela Lee

ONE Girls’s Strawweight World Champion “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan defended her coveted title for the primary time in mainland China, and he or she didn’t let her compatriots down.

The Beijing native confronted debuting Brazilian challenger Samara “Marituba” Santos in the primary occasion of ONE: BEYOND THE HORIZON in Shanghai, China, on eight September, and received through third-round TKO.

Xiong began the bout in sometimes aggressive vogue with flurries of punches.

Regardless of her understated demeanor forward of the competition, Santos – a Salvaterra Marajo Struggle Champion – was comfortable to face and commerce with “The Panda.” Then, she shocked the strawweight queen by taking her again and threatening with a rear-naked choke.

The 30-year-old hero was in a position to escape, after which take over.

A slew of punches, adopted by a flying knee, despatched “Marituba” to the canvas. Xiong swarmed the challenger, ultimately reaching mount place and searching near securing a first-round TKO with a barrage of floor strikes.

With Santos gamely protecting up and making an attempt to remain within the contest, the Bali MMA-trained World Champion switched to an armbar in a bid to safe the submission. It gave Santos a vital reprieve from the Chinese language star’s relentless floor strikes, and he or she survived the spherical.

Xiong continued to placed on the stress within the second stanza.

A ravishing judo journey despatched “Marituba” to the canvas early, however an unintentional foul induced a short lived halt to the proceedings. Following a warning and a while for Santos to recuperate, the bout continued.

The 25-year-old challenger threatened with an armbar earlier than “The Panda” retook management. She answered a Santos takedown with one other judo throw and completed the spherical on prime as soon as once more, raining strikes down on her adversary and threatening with an armbar of her personal.

Xiong was dominating the competition, however she was decided to safe the end. She did simply that early within the third spherical, when a thunderous hammerfist despatched “Marituba” crashing to the canvas. Santos had sufficient, and tapped out on the 1:22 mark.

The victory extends the ONE Girls’s Strawweight World Champion’s skilled combined martial arts document to a glowing 16-1.

Her triumph additionally arrange a mouthwatering World Champion versus World Champion super-bout with reigning ONE Girls’s Atomweight World Champion “Unstoppable” Angela Lee in November at ONE: HEART OF THE LION in Singapore.

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