Drian Francisco says Xiong Jing Nan won’t just impress at ONE Fight Night 14: “She’s going to own that ring.”

Xiong Jing Nan
Drian Francisco (Left) and Xiong Jing Nan (Right)

Drian Francisco is confident that Xiong Jing Nan will dominate in her upcoming fight.

Over the last six years, Xiong has taken control of the ONE women’s strawweight MMA division. Instead of pursuing another world title defense, the Chinese superstar is scheduled for an intriguing special rules bout on September 29 at ONE Fight Night 14.

Xiong’s opponent is ‘Wondergirl’ Nat Jaroonsak, who holds promotional records of 2-1 in Muay Thai and 1-1 in MMA. The special rules for their fight include three minutes of three rounds, four-ounce MMA gloves with all punches allowed, and no kicks, knees, or elbows.

‘The Panda’ is preparing for Wondergirl at her usual spot, Evolve MMA, where Drian Francisco serves as the boxing instructor. During an interview with MixedMartialArts.com, Francisco had this to say about Xiong’s latest training camp:

“We've spent hours upon hours in the ring sparring, breaking down her opponent's weaknesses. We're not just training; we're crafting a winning formula. I'm 110 percent convinced she's going to own that ring.”

Xiong Jing Nan made her ONE Championship debut in December 2017. Since then, she’s established a promotional record of 9-1, with her lone loss being an attempt to become a two-division world champion against ‘Unstoppable’ Angela Lee.

Meanwhile, ‘Wondergirl’ is undoubtedly an action-packed fighter who's always looking for a finish. The 24-year-old’s Muay Thai experience could pay dividends against Xiong, but the Chinese world champion can never be overlooked.

Xiong Jing Nan vs. Wondergirl is one of many intriguing matchups taking place inside the Singapore Indoor Stadium in U.S. primetime next Friday, September 29.

The female-led event with three world title fights, also known as ONE Fight Night 14, can be seen live and for free by North American viewers with an active Amazon Prime Video subscription.

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Edited by Vishrut Buch
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