Jakarta, Indonesia: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship, held a press conference today here at the Fairmont Hotel to kick off ONE: KINGS OF COURAGE which is set for the Jakarta Convention Center on 20 January.
Present were main event competitors Tiffany “No Chill” Teo of Singapore and “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan of China, co-main event proponents Stefer Rahardian of Indonesia and Muhammad Imran of Pakistan, and lastly, “The Terminator” Sunoto who will be taking on Rin Saroth.
Also in attendance was David Setiawan Suwarto, Deputy Director Programming SCTV, ONE Championship official media partner, who was there to officiate the partnership. SCTV will be ONE Championship’s official broadcast partner in Indonesia, livestreaming ONE’s events on Liputan6.com and Vidio.com.
David commented, “Our collaboration with ONE Championship is an important milestone for us. We are very happy and excited to bring ONE Championship to our viewers and will work aggressively to grow Martial Arts values in Indonesia.”
Leading the way are the incredibly exciting Tiffany “No Chill” Teo and “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan, who will do battle to make history as the inaugural ONE Women’s Strawweight World Championship in the night’s main event.
Tiffany Teo, ONE World Title Challenger from Singapore stated: “It takes a lot of hard work to get to this level and have a chance to become world champion. The sacrifices we have to make as martial artists, it’s tough. I have to remain humble and grounded, and continue to grind everyday if I want to reach my dreams. I’ve focused on my striking for this bout because I know Xiong has a really aggressive style. This is so I can be more comfortable when she puts the pressure on me during the bout. On Saturday night, I’ll get the chance to make my country proud and I am ready to seize the moment and become champion.”
Xiong Jing Nan, ONE World Title Challenger, stated: “More than anything, I just want to make my parents proud. Everytime I win a match, they are really happy.
“I want to also make the Chinese people proud and prove that we have the ability to be the best in anything we do. I love challenges, and I want to be known as the best in my craft.
“So I am constantly challenging myself. I want my career to be about giving hope to the Chinese people. I would like to thank ONE Championship for the opportunity. I will do my best in the cage, ”she said.
Stefer Rahardian, ONE Athlete, stated: “Everyday I am training, working on improving my skills and becoming a better martial artist. I am working very hard so that I can win this bout and continue to make my friends, my family, and my country proud. This is an important contest for me, to prove I am ready for the bigger bouts, and that I am ready for the next level of competition.”
Muhammad Imran, ONE Athlete, stated: “I have always believed in hard work and honesty.When you put your heart into something, you can be successful. I am working very hard to better my skills so that I can improve as a martial artist. Stefer Rahardian is a tough opponent, and a really great grappler, the best so far that I will face. I am prepared to go wherever the bout takes us.”
Sunoto, ONE Athlete, stated: “I just want to keep competing. I feel that I am ready for whatever happens in the cage. I’m looking to stand-up and further test my striking, so fans should expect an exciting matchup. I have been training non-stop and I feel like this is my year. Whenever I step into the cage, I feel like a superstar, the fans really help push me. I love the Indonesian fans and I want to make them proud.”
Rin Saroth, ONE Athlete, stated: “This is going to be an action-packed bout from start to finish. I would love to trade strikes against Sunoto and beat him in front of his hometown crowd. Most of all, I am doing this because this is what I love. In martial arts, you always want to test yourself against the best and Sunoto is a great veteran that I can test my skills with. Thank you for the opportunity.”
Tiffany “No Chill” Teo of Singapore is a rising female martial arts star who competes in ONE Championship’s women’s strawweight division.
She holds an unblemished professional record of seven wins and no losses, including three submissions and two knockouts.
Teo began training in taekwondo before moving on to compete in boxing and Muay Thai and eventually transitioning to the ONE Championship cage.
In her last bout, Teo impressed with a quick submission victory over Puja Tomar. Up next, Teo will take on Xiong Jing Nan for the inaugural ONE Women’s Strawweight World Championship.
@Malaysia World News