Michelle Nicolini was expected to join an elite class of combat sports athletes by adding an MMA world title to her IBJJF championship and ADCC gold medal. Instead, the Brazilian was shut down and boxed up by ONE Championship strawweight titleholder Xiong Jing Nan.
Their five-round war headlined the promotion’s “Empower” event on Sept. 3 from inside Singapore Indoor Stadium. Elsewhere on the all-female fight card, UFC veteran Seo Hee Ham advanced to the atomweight Grand Prix semifinals by decisioning Denice Zamboanga.
And no ONE event would be complete without the “Stamp dance.”
Official results for ONE: “Empower” below:
Strawweight: Xiong Jing Nan def. Michelle Nicolini via Unanimous Decision
Atomweight: Seo Hee Ham def. Denice Zamboanga via Split Decision
Atomweight: Stamp Fairtex def. Alyona Rassohyna via Split Decision
Atomweight: Ritu Phogat def. Meng Bo via Unanimous Decision
Atomweight: Itsuki Hirata def. Alyse Anderson via Unanimous Decision
Atomweight: Julie Mezabarba def. Mei Yamaguchi via Unanimous Decision
Atomweight: Anissa Meksen def. Cristina Morales via TKO at 2:27 of Round 2
Strawweight: Jackie Buntan def. Daniela Lopez via Unanimous Decision
For more results and fallout from ONE: “Empower” click here.