Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Women’s Strawweight
Who won Xiong vs Nicolini?
Jingnan Xiong beat Michelle Nicolini by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest, during the main event of ONE Championship – 10 Year Anniversary, on Friday 3rd September 2021 at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Jingnan Xiong.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Women’s Strawweight division, which meant the weight limit was 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).
This contest was for the One Championship women’s strawweight championship.
Xiong vs Nicolini stats
Jingnan Xiong stepped into the ring with a record of 15 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Michelle Nicolini made her way to the ring with a record of 6 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws and 5 by submission.
The stats suggested Xiong had a massive power advantage over Nicolini, boasting at 67% knock out percentage over Nicolini's 0%.
Jingnan Xiong was the younger woman by 6 years, at 33 years old.
Xiong was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made her debut in 2014, 3 year and 2 months later than Nicolini, whose first professional fight was in 2011. She had fought 33 more professional rounds, 52 to Nicolini's 19.
Xiong vs Nicolini form
Xiong had beaten 4 of her last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges twice.
In her last fight leading up to this contest, she had defeated Tiffany Teo at ONE Championship – Inside the Matrix on 30th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their ONE Women’s Strawweight championship fight at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.
Previous to that, she had been beaten by Angela Lee at ONE Championship – Century – Part 1 on 12th October 2019 by unanimous decision in the 5th round in their ONE Women’s Atomweight championship fight at Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan.
Going into that contest, she had defeated Angela Lee at ONE Championship – A New Era on 31st March 2019 by knockout in the 5th round in their ONE Women’s Strawweight championship fight at Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo.
Before that, she had beat Samara Santos at ONE Championship – Beyond the Horizon on 8th September 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round in their ONE Women’s Strawweight championship fight at Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, Shanghai, China.
She had won against Laura Balin at ONE Championship – Pinnacle of Power on 23rd June 2018 by unanimous decision in their ONE Women’s Strawweight championship fight at Olympic Sports Center, Beijing.
Xiong's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 25 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 7 months and 24 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 23 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.6 rounds on average.
Nicolini's last 3 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 8 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 5 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.3 rounds on average.