Ayaka Miura To Challenge 125-Pound Champ Xiong Jing Nan At ONE Championship ‘Heavy Hitters’

ONE Championship will kick off their 2022 schedule with two title fights on January 14th, including a clash between Xiong Jing Nan and Ayaka Miura in the main event.

The 125-pound fight is set to headline “Heavy Hitters,” which is expected to take place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore.

Xiong will be fighting to continue her dominant reign as ONE MMA Strawweight Champion. She first earned the belt in 2018 and has defended it six times since then. Her last title bout was in September, where she beat Michelle Nicolini via unanimous decision.

Miura is being put in the title fight after picking up four wins through five fights in ONE Championship. Surprisingly, all of her wins have come via the americana choke thus far. She bounced back from her sole promotional loss in May, submitting then-undefeated Rayane Bastos.

Kryklia vs. Aygun Re-Booked

A previously booked kickboxing title fight has been placed back on the schedule, as light heavyweight champion Roman Kryklia will meet Murat Aygun in the co-main event.

A fight between Kryklia and Aygun was originally targeted for an October card from ONE.

Kryklia defended his belt for the first time late last year, picking up a decision victory against Andrei Stoica.

Aygun is being given a title fight after winning his ONE debut in 2020, defeating Anderson “Braddock” Silva.

ONE Unveils Full 12-Fight Card

12 fights in total are currently set to happen at ONE Championship’s first event of the year.

Both attempting to bounce back from a loss in their last ONE appearances, Saemapetch Fairtex and Tawanchai PKSaenchaimuaythaigym will fight in a Muay Thai bout on the main card.

Former title challenger James Nakashima will attempt to snap a two-fight skid on the main card, facing promotional newcomer Saygid Izagakhmaev.

Supergirl Jaroonsak Muay Thai will return to action in a Muay Thai bout, meeting Ekaterina Vandaryeva. The fight will give Vandaryeva a chance to snap a two-fight skid and earn her first win in the promotion.

Riding the momentum of a recent stoppage win, Jeremy Miado will face returning flyweight Senzo Ikeda under MMA rules.

Experienced Muay Thai bantamweights Elias Mahmoudi and Walter Goncalves will fight in the final prelim of the card.

Kickboxers Beybulat Isaev and Giannis Stoforidis are also set to meet on the undercard.

Veteran fighter and former UFC talent Yushin Okami will return to action on the prelims, facing Leandro Ataides at the 205-pound limit. Ataides enters the bout on a two-fight skid.

Searching for an impressive sixth consecutive win in the promotion, Shuya Kamikubo will face Troy Worthen as part of the prelims.

Appearing for the first time since losing a title fight in 2020, Tiffany Teo will fight Meng Bo.

The card will open with a flyweight bout between Robin Catalan and Elipitua Siregar.

Full Lineup:

Bout 12: Xiong Jing Nan (16-2) vs. Ayaka Miura (ONE MMA Strawweight Championship) (125 lbs)

Bout 11: Roman Kryklia vs. Murat Aygun (ONE Kickboxing Light Heavyweight Championship) (225 lbs)

Bout 10: Saemapetch Fairtex vs. Tawanchai PK.Saenchaimuaythaigym (145 lbs) (Muay Thai Bout)

Bout 9: James Nakashima (12-2) vs. Saygid Izagakhmaev (19-2) (170 lbs) (MMA Bout)

Bout 8: Supergirl Jaroonsak Muay Thai vs. Ekaterina Vanaryeva (125 lbs) (Muay Thai Bout)

Bout 7: Senzo Ikeda (12-6-1) vs. Jeremy Miado (10-4) (125 lbs) (MMA Bout)

Bout 6: Elias Mahmoudi vs. Walter Goncalves (135 lbs) (Muay Thai Bout)

Bout 5: Beybulat Isaev vs. Giannis Stoforidis (265 lbs) (Kickboxing Bout)

Bout 4: Yushin Okami (37-14) vs. Leandro Ataides (11-5) (205 lbs) (MMA Bout)

Bout 3: Shuya Kamikubo (11-1-1) vs. Troy Worthen (7-2) (145 lbs) (MMA Bout)

Bout 2: Tiffany Teo (9-2) vs. Meng Bo (17-5) (125 lbs) (MMA Bout)

Bout 1: Robin Catalan (9-7) vs,. Eliptua Siregar (4-1) (125 lbs) (MMA Bout)

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