ONE Championship rolls out cinematic preview video ahead of historic all-women event

By Blue Corner | September 1, 2021 10:45 pm ET Follow @MMAjunkie For the first time in ONE Championship’s 10-year history, the promotion is hosting an all women’s card, and the organization is giving the event special treatment. With a nine-bout lineup that includes top female athletes in MMA, kickboxing and muay Thai, the promotion is billing Friday’s “ONE Championship: Empower” event in Singapore as “the first all-women’s fight card hosted by a major global martial arts organization.” The card streams live on B/R live. The night’s main event is a strawweight title fight between reigning champion Jing Nan Xiong (15-2) against highly decorated Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace Michelle Nicolini (6-2), while the main card also features all four opening round matchups in the promotion’s atomweight grand prix, with the tournament winner ultimately earning a shot at reigning champion Angela Lee. Ahead of the card, ONE Championship has revealed a special cinematic trailer that you can watch above. “When the world refused to see me, the fire burned within me. I told myself that nothing was impossible, and my will became unstoppable. I am not just a woman, but a beacon of hopes and dreams. A pillar of inspiration and strength. A fearless trailblazer willing to go any length. We are not just women. We are fighters.” The Blue Corner is MMA Junkie’s blog space. We don’t take it overly serious, and neither should you. If you come complaining to us that something you read here is not hard-hitting news, expect to have the previous sentence repeated in ALL CAPS.

ONE Championship rolls out cinematic preview video ahead of historic all-women event

For the first time in ONE Championship’s 10-year history, the promotion is hosting an all women’s card, and the organization is giving the event special treatment.

With a nine-bout lineup that includes top female athletes in MMA, kickboxing and muay Thai, the promotion is billing Friday’s “ONE Championship: Empower” event in Singapore as “the first all-women’s fight card hosted by a major global martial arts organization.” The card streams live on B/R live.

The night’s main event is a strawweight title fight between reigning champion Jing Nan Xiong (15-2) against highly decorated Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace Michelle Nicolini (6-2), while the main card also features all four opening round matchups in the promotion’s atomweight grand prix, with the tournament winner ultimately earning a shot at reigning champion Angela Lee.

Ahead of the card, ONE Championship has revealed a special cinematic trailer that you can watch above.

“When the world refused to see me, the fire burned within me. I told myself that nothing was impossible, and my will became unstoppable. I am not just a woman, but a beacon of hopes and dreams. A pillar of inspiration and strength. A fearless trailblazer willing to go any length. We are not just women. We are fighters.”

The Blue Corner is MMA Junkie’s blog space. We don’t take it overly serious, and neither should you. If you come complaining to us that something you read here is not hard-hitting news, expect to have the previous sentence repeated in ALL CAPS.

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