China’s Xiong Jing Nan retained her ONE women’s strawweight title at ONE Championship 118, but her rematch win over Tiffany Teo proved to be a much tougher assignment the second time around.
Xiong (15-2) defeated Singapore’s Teo (9-2) via fourth-round TKO back in January 2018 to claim the inaugural strawweight title at “ONE Championship 66: Kings of Courage” and went on to register three defenses of her title, while Teo bounced back with a pair of victories to push herself back into title contention.
The pair met in the rematch on Friday at “ONE Championship 118: Inside the Matrix” at Singapore Indoor Stadium, as an improved Teo pushed “The Panda” all the way to the scorecards in a tightly-contested five-round battle that was spent predominantly on the feet.
However, despite turning in a stronger showing and causing Xiong problems with her cardio and snapping straight jab, Teo couldn’t quite do enough in the stand-up to earn the nod from the three cageside judges, who awarded the Chinese champion a unanimous decision victory.
Recap the best of the action via fight highlights and official photos below.