Xiong Jing Nan Wants Stamp Fairtex in the Near Future

Published 01/13/2022, 6:20 AM EST


“The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan is eager to take on former ONE Atomweight Kickboxing and Muay Thai World Champion Stamp Fairtex.

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As of now, the Evolve MMA standout is fully committed to defending her ONE Women’s Strawweight World Title against Japanese competitor Ayaka “Zombie” Miura at ONE: HEAVY HITTERS this Friday, 14 January. But once she finishes that challenge, Xiong is willing to go down a division to challenge the ONE Women’s Atomweight World Grand Prix Champion. 

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“I’m looking forward to fighting with Angela Lee. And of course, I want to fight Stamp too. I want to fight Stamp Fairtex. She’s so amazing. She got the big prize in the Grand Prix,” the Singaporean-based athlete said during the official ONE: HEAVY HITTERS pre-fight face-off interview. 

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“Maybe in the future, I will go down to atomweight, and I believe it’s going to be in the near future, not the far future.” 

In 2019, Xiong and “Unstoppable” Angela Lee engaged in two memorable encounters at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan. After splitting those fights, a third contest between the pair must happen to settle the score. 

 Xiong Jing Nan would love to face Angela Lee again

“The Panda” also offered her thoughts on why their rematch should ideally take place at atomweight.  

“I want that chance to fight Ms. Angela. It’s just a matter of time, you know because I’ve been thinking about that fight, you know? For a very long time, as long as like the whole two years, I’ve been staying in strawweight. I almost cleared out the whole division.” 

While a trilogy bout against the Singaporean-American martial artist is within her radar, a clash against the Fairtex representative will be a far more intriguing affair for the Chinese warrior, who just turned 34 on 12 January. 

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Combat sports fans are keen to see how Xiong’s boxing will fare against Stamp’s Muay Thai expertise.

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The Thai striker owns a ferocious right hand and often relies on her knees and elbows from close range. Still, Xiong’s preference to strike from a distance using her boxing combinations could spell danger for Stamp–who will have a showdown against Lee for the ONE Women’s Atomweight World Title at ONE X on Saturday, 26 March. 

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Download the ONE Super App to catch all the action at ONE: HEAVY HITTERS.   

Fans in India can watch the show live on Disney+ Hotstar or Star Sports Select 2, beginning with the lead card at 3:30 p.m. India Standard Time (IST) on Friday, 14 January. 

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Arunaditya Aima

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Arunaditya is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Multimedia Journalism from IIJNM, Arunaditya aspires to be an important voice in the world of MMA and interview the likes of Jon Jones, Conor McGregor, Amanda Nunes, and other such superstars of the sport. He has followed the sport for over a decade and is an ardent fan of Georges St-Pierre, who he believes is the greatest of all time.

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