Praised for its cleanliness, safety, and good infrastructure, Singapore is a highly sought-after training destination for combat sports athletes all over the world.
This has turned “The Lion City” into a breeding ground for local martial artists who have gone on to represent the nation on the global stage.
Here are three homegrown mixed martial arts stars you should know about.
Tiffany “No Chill” Teo
Once a shy choir girl, Tiffany “No Chill” Teo is now one of the leading female mixed martial artists in Asia.
“No Chill” made her ONE Championship debut in 2016, going on a four-bout win streak before facing “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan in 2018 for the inaugural ONE Women’s Strawweight World Title.
Despite falling just short in her attempt to become Singapore’s first homegrown mixed martial arts World Champion, Teo rebounded in style.
Now back in the #1 contender’s spot, Teo gets her chance at redemption against Xiong later this year.
Despite being just 25 years old, Amir Khan is one of the most experienced Singaporean mixed martial artists.
Training out of the famed Evolve MMA academy, Khan is a Singaporean Muay Thai Champion with a 12-7 professional mixed martial arts record.
The young lion – who has a penchant for knockouts – quickly established himself as the most prolific finisher in The Home Of Martial Arts.
Mixed martial arts veteran Radeem Rahman became Singapore’s first professional mixed martial artist to sign with ONE Championship.
Rahman got off to a winning start in his bantamweight debut in 2011 at ONE’s inaugural event, ONE: CHAMPION VS. CHAMPION.
Despite battling several nagging injuries throughout his career, Rahman scored two stoppage wins in the years that followed.
The Singaporean athlete is also active in other disciplines, having won tournaments in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and professional boxing.
Local fans love Rahman for his tireless work ethic and warrior spirit, and they come out in droves to cheer for their compatriot whenever he competes in Singapore.
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