Date: Jan 31, 2016
By: Adrian Hardie / Staff reporter
Taiwan’s first female mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, Jenny Huang,
clinched her third victory in as many pro fights with a second-round submission of Egypt’s Amira Badr at ONE Championship: Clash of Heroes in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Friday night.
The main event saw Malaysian-New Zealander Ev Ting fight the fight of his career as he dominated Philippine standout Eric “the Natural” Kelly on his way to a third-round submission win to put himself in title contention.
In Badr, Huang was facing a three-time Egyptian national wrestling champion who was making her pro MMA debut, in a bout fought at a catchweight of 49kg.
ONE weight classes have been shaken up as a result of a new weigh-in policy that aims to protect fighters by preventing severe weight-cutting, after a ONE fighter died last month while trying to cut weight. [FULL STORY]