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Teo battles Xiong for inaugural One women's strawweight belt in first 2018 card

Tiffany Teo guns for a world title in One's 2018 opener.

By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--New year, new title.

One Championship is set to unveil a brand new title in its first fight card for 2018 entitled One: Kings of Courage at the Jakarta Convention Center in Jakarta on Jan. 20.

Ironically, in spite of the title, the main event will feature girls.

Tiffany Teo and Xiong Jingnan will face off in the headliner for the right to be named the first One women's strawweight champion.

"This title shot means a lot to me and I am excited to get right back in the cage," Teo said. I would like to thank Xiong Jingnan for the opportunity to showcase my skills again. This one is for my fans in Singapore. I will bring the belt home for you guys."

"I am so glad to have a title shot against Tiffany. This is a great honor for me and for China.," said Xiong. "I have been training and dreaming of becoming a world champion for a long time and I am ready to defeat whoever is standing in front of me. My entire career has been about making this dream come true, and now it’s time for me to make that dream a reality."

In the co-main event, Stefer Rahardian takes on Muhammad Imran in an eliminator for a chance to challenge Adriano Moraes for the One flyweight title.

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