ONE: EMPOWER to Feature ONE Women’s Strawweight World Title Fight and World Grand Prix First-Round Matchups

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12 March 2021 – #Singapore: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), today announced ONE: EMPOWER, an all-women’s fight card to be broadcast live on Friday, 28 May.

In the main event, reigning ONE Women’s #Strawweight World Champion “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan of China will defend her World Title against #2-ranked strawweight contender Michelle Nicolini of Brazil.

Quarterfinal matchups for the ONE Women’s Atomweight World Grand Prix were also announced.

  • #1-ranked atomweight Denice “The Menace” Zamboanga of the #Philippines will face South Korean superstar Seo Hee Ham in the latter’s ONE Championship debut.
  • #2-ranked atomweight Meng Bo of China will take on wrestling phenom Ritu “The Indian Tigress” Phogat of India.
  • #4-ranked atomweight Stamp Fairtex of Thailand will rematch #3-ranked atomweight Alyona Rassohyna of Ukraine following Rassohyna’s last-second victory in February.
  • Itsuki Hirata of Japan will do battle with ONE Championship newcomer Alyse “Lil’ Savage” Anderson of the United States.

ONE: EMPOWER
Friday, 28 May

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

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

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

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

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

*Note: Bouts and bout order are subject to change. Additional bouts will be confirmed at a later date.

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About ONE Championship™
ONE Championship (ONE) is the largest global sports media property in Asian history. Headquartered in Singapore, ONE is the world’s largest martial arts organization, hosting bouts across all styles of martial arts such as mixed martial arts, Muay Thai, kickboxing, and more. ONE hosts the biggest sports entertainment events across Asia, featuring some of the world’s best martial artists and World Champions on the largest global media broadcast in Asia. In addition to its digital platforms, ONE Championship broadcasts across 150+ countries with some of the largest global free-to-air and digital broadcasters, including Star Sports, Tencent, #TV5, Astro, ClaroSports, Startimes, Fox Sports, Thairath TV, Turner Sports, Skynet, Mediacorp, Great Sports, Mediaset Italia, ProSiebenSat.1, Dubai Sports, and more.