ONE: EMPOWER, ONE Championship™
Time & Location
About the Event
ONE Championship™ (ONE) is set to broadcast ONE: EMPOWER on Friday, 3 September. The historic event marks the first all-women's fight card hosted by a major global martial arts organization.
ONE Championship’s greatest female athletes are ready to shine under the spotlight and the event will also kickstart the long-awaited ONE Women’s Atomweight World Grand Prix series.
In the main event, reigning ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion Xiong Jing Nan defends her World Title against #2-ranked strawweight contender Michelle Nicolini. All four quarterfinal matchups for the ONE Women’s Atomweight World Grand Prix were also announced, as well as three additional bouts on the lead card.
Denice Zamboanga (#1-ranked ONE atomweight) of the Philippines faces Seo Hee Ham (#5-ranked ONE atomweight) of South Korea in the latter’s ONE Championship debut.
Meng Bo (#2-ranked ONE atomweight) of China takes on Ritu Phogat of India, who is back in the World Grand Prix after winning her last fight against Lin Heqin.
Stamp Fairtex (#4-ranked ONE atomweight) of Thailand locks horns with Alyona Rassohyna (#3-ranked ONE atomweight) of Ukraine in a rematch of their hotly contested February bout.
Undefeated judoka Itsuki Hirata of Japan battles ONE Championship newcomer Alyse Anderson of the United States.
Kickboxing star Anissa Meksen steps into the Circle for the first time against Cristina Morales.
In the featured lead card bout, Filipino-American striking sensation Jackie Buntan welcomes Daniela Lopez to ONE Super Series Muay Thai.
In a pair of World Grand Prix alternate bouts, former ONE Women’s Atomweight World Title challenger Mei Yamaguchi of Japan goes up against Julie Mezabarba of Brazil, while Grace Cleveland of the United States battles the winner of Bi Nguyen vs. Jenelyn Olsim from the tape-delayed ONE: BATTLEGROUND III event on 27 August.
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