Shandong pride Xiong Jingnan reigns as MMA Queen
(chinadaily.com.cn)| Updated : 2023-11-27Print Print
Xiong Jingnan, hailing from Jining, Shandong province, is the first Chinese athlete to secure a world champion title in the ONE Championship. Boasting a record of seven successful title defenses and a total of eight gold belts, she has established herself as the reigning Chinese world champion with the most defenses in MMA (mixed martial arts).
Xiong Jingnan, hailing from Jining, Shandong province, is the first Chinese athlete to secure a world champion title in the ONE Championship. [Photo/Jinan Daily]
Xiong made her debut in the ONE Championship in 2017. The following year, she became the first Chinese athlete to win a world title in the event. She went on to defend her title seven times over the next five years.
Xiong exemplifies the spirit of Shandong, combining unwavering determination with compassionate values. For example, during the 2018 Shanghai ONE Championship, noticing her opponent was in distress, Xiong promptly stopped the fight, requesting medical assistance for her.
Quiet and simple off the ring, decisive and brave in the ring, Xiong believes that women should not be confined by societal standards.
Xiong wins the gold belt in the ONE Championship. [Photo/Jinan Daily]
The ONE Championship has reached a strategic agreement with Shandong province, and the event is expected to establish a presence there in the near future.
At 35 years old, Xiong Jingnan remains as prepared as ever to compete and achieve greater feats in the world of MMA, giving back to her native country and hometown.