September’s last MMA event takes place on the month’s last evening, as this Friday, Singapore Indoor Stadium plays host to ONE Championship’s second event on Amazon Prime Video.
ONE on Prime Video 2 Event Details
- Main card 10 pm ET/ 7 pm PT
- Undercard at 8 pm ET/ 5 pm PT
- 10 total bouts, half of which will be in MMA
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Notes for Amazon Prime Video Subscribers
Amazon Prime Video subscribers are advised to take note that ONE on Prime Video 2 and the ONE on Prime Video 2 main event will only be available on the service inside the United States and Canada. Back in the spring, ONE Championship and Amazon Prime came to terms on a multi-year contract to stream events on the service in North America once a month in a Friday night timeslot.
Viewers outside of North America can see ONE on Prime Video 2 as a pay-per-view in most foreign markets through ONE FC’s official Website. This show will be titled “ONE Fight Night” internationally.
Strawweight Gold At Stake Friday in ONE on Prime Video 2 Main Event
Highlighting the action during ONE on Prime Video 2 will be the battle for the ONE Women’s Strawweight Championship in the main event. Incumbent champion Xiong Jing Nan (17-2 MMA, 8-1 ONE Championship) will put her belt on the line when she fights Angela Lee (11-2 MMA, 11-2 ONE Championship) for the third time.
As with all MMA Championship fights, the main event will be an advertised maximum of five rounds at five minutes per round to close the show,
In ONE Championship, strawweights compete at a maximum of 125 lbs. The promotion bases its weight classes on a fighter’s everyday weight and outlawed dehydration as a means of cutting weight seven years ago.
ONE on Prime Video 2 Main Event Fighter Comparison
Heading into the ONE on Prime Video 2 main event on Friday night, Xiong Jing Nan stands as the taller contestant at 5-foot-5, compared to the 5-foot-4 frame of Angela Lee. What Lee lacks in height, she makes up for in reach.
She holds a 2.7-inch reach advantage (66.9 inches to 64.2 inches) over Xiong Jing Nan going into Friday night’s headliner.
Xiong Jing Nan vs. Angela Lee: The Series
The ONE on Prime Video 2 main event will serve as the third all-time confrontation between Xiong Jing Nan and Angela Lee. Thus far, the series is level at one victory apiece. Both of the previous two fights were for the championship, and each went into a fifth and final round.
Xiong and Lee first met inside the cage on March 31, 2019 in Tokyo during the co-main event of ONE Championship: A New Era. That night, the former scored a fifth-round knockout due to a body kick in punches.
Six and a half months later, Lee exacted her revenge on Xiong in the second meeting between the two during the main event of night one of ONE Championship: Century, restoring parity. With the rivalry knotted up going into the ONE on Prime Video 2 main event, the score will be settled this weekend.
Xiong Jing Nan Promises a Vintage Performance in ONE on Prime Video 2 Main Event
Xiong Jing Nan enters the main event on Friday night having gone 4-1 in her last five fights and is currently on a two-fight winning streak. Most recently, she scored a unanimous decision victory against Ayaka Miura (11-5, 1 NC MMA, 5-2 ONE Championship) on Jan. 14 during the ONE Championship: Heavy Hitters main event to defend the strawweight belt.
The champion recently spoke via teleconference with Nicolas Atkin of The South China Morning Post, where she promised to turn back the clock on Friday night.
“I’ve talked to a lot of people near me on how not to be soft,” Xiong began, through her translator, “but you have to have that compassion and that kind of warm heart and everything. This time, I believe you’re going to see an older version of me.”
Can Xiong Jing Nan use the vintage performance she’s promised to her advantage? Tune in on Friday and find out.
Angela Lee Eyes Second Championship in ONE on Prime Video 2 Main Event
In the other corner, Angela Lee, also the ONE Atomweight Champion, has gone 3-2 in her last five fights. Like her adversary, Xiong Jing Nan, Lee also enters the ONE on Prime Video 2 main event on a two-fight winning streak.
Last time out, she stopped Stamp Fairtex (8-2 MMA, 8-2 ONE Championship) by second-round submission due to a rear-naked choke on March 26 during ONE Championship: ONE X’s main event to defend her atomweight championship. This time around, she hopes to be able to add another belt to her mantle.
After her atomweight victory, she was interviewed by ONE’s Jay Furness about her quest to become strawweight champion.
“I definitely want to capture the strawweight belt, so I’d love to fight Xiong again and step up to strawweight and try to capture that champ-champ status,” Lee began. Also, there’s a lot of atomweights in the division now, so I’d love to just keep defending my title, but I’d like to see the strawweight division grow, just like the atomweight division has grown.”
Come Friday night, Angela Lee gets her bid to become a two-division champion, but will she leave with both straps?
Analysis, Film Study, and Prediction
Stylistically, the ONE on Prime Video 2 main event on Friday night looks to favor Angela Lee, a first-degree black belt in Taekwondo and black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, compared to Xiong Jing Nan’s status as a boxer, sando fighter and BJJ practitioner.
Xiong Jing Nan Can Punch Her Way to a Win
One aspect of champion Xiong Jing Nan’s fight game that shows itself on tape is her ability to score the knockout by way of punches. Her first fight against Lee is a textbook example of this.
In the fifth and final round, Xiong opened up with a two-punch combination on Lee and peppered her with a kick to her body. Xiong followed it up with a kick to Lee’s legs and then stunned her with an overhand right punch to almost knock her out cold,’
Smelling blood in the water, Xiong Jing Nan repeatedly landed huge punches and kicks, including some shots to the body to wobble her again. Xiong’s power proved to be too much for Angela Lee, forcing the referee to call the match.
If Xiong Jing Nan is able to land big punches to Angela Lee, she’ll remain the strawweight champion after the ONE on Prime Video 2 main event.
Angela Lee Can Be Brutal With Submissions
In the other corner, just as Xiong Jing Nan is nasty with her strikes, Angela Lee can be vicious with her submission attempts. Take the fifth and final round of her second fight against Xiong at atomweight (115 lbs.) for example.
During the last round, Lee absorbed a left hook from Xiong and eventually took her down with a belly-to-back suplex. From there, it was her world.
Lee grappled effectively with Xiong, and although her opponent tried to fend off the efforts, it wasn’t enough. She softened Xiong up with ground and pound shots and was finally able to lock in a rear-naked choke with 12 seconds to go in the fight.
If Angela Lee’s ground game is on-target in the ONE on Prime Video 2 main event, she’ll be going home with two championships.
As chronicled in the film study, the ONE on Prime Video 2 main event looks to be another classic strength versus strength affair. Whose strength will prevail?
Prediction: Angela Lee by Unanimous Decision.