Xiong Jing Nan is determined to introduce himself big to the US audience.
‘The Panda’ will take on Atomweight Queen Angela Lee on September 30th on ONE on Prime Video 2 at US prime time. Her fight for Xiong’s ONE World Women’s Strawweight Title will be held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Despite winning her last match – her third straight – against Japanese star Ayaka Miura earlier this year, Xiong’s performance drew a bit of criticism for lacking the “killer instinct” she used to have.
She intends to correct that notion on her next outing. Speaking to ONE Championship, she revealed she’s looking for a spectacular ending to her trilogy with Angela Lee.
“Obviously I want to get the knockout and I want to KO in a nice way. But you must know that no one in the circle can predict the outcome.”
If the first two bouts between the most dominant world champions in ONE Championship give any indication of what to expect in their third bout, “unpredictable” is a perfect word to describe it. While both fights ended in a finish, they came in the final rounds of each fight.
In her first match for the straw weight belt, Xiong Jing Nan hit a body shot that crumbled Lee, ultimately leading to the TKO finish. As they met for the atomicweight gold, Lee used a neck crank from a rear naked choke position that went deep, forcing Xiong to tap with just 12 seconds left in their match.
Xiong Jing Nan doesn’t take Angela Lee’s criticism well
While Xiong Jing Nan was receptive to the criticism she received after her game last January, she took none of it from Angela Lee.
In an Instagram post, Xiong shared a clip from an interview with Lee, in which the ONE World Atomic Weight Champion said she felt “The Panda” was “playing not to lose” rather than “playing in order to win”. In the caption, the 34-year-old made a fiery comeback, saying:
“We’ll see if you’re impressed when I fuck you up again👊#ONEonPrimeVideo2”
If it’s true that Xiong Jing Nan has lost her killer instinct, then what better way to reignite her fire than to hear her rival question it. Make sure she throws everything at Angela Lee when they meet up at ONE on Prime Video 2.
https://www.sportskeeda.com/mma/news-xiong-jing-nan-aiming-finish-one-prime-video-2?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sportskeeda Xiong Jing Nan aiming for a finish at ONE on Prime Video 2