ONE Empower: Who’s Meng Bo?
China has shortly grow to be a real expertise powerhouse on this planet of MMA. With the nation having established its first two world champions ever in Xiong Jing Nan and Zhang Weili, many rising stars are following of their footsteps – take Xi’an’s Meng Bo for a primary instance.
Turning 25 on the finish of this month, Meng has already had a full profession that dates again to 2013 when she was simply 17. This was solely 4 years after she acquired into martial arts and in her first bout, she defeated one in every of her nation’s future legends.
The aforementioned strawweight champion of the UFC in Zhang has only one defeat within the entirety of her 22 battle profession and it got here to the ONE Championship atomweight (115-pounds) standout in Meng.
Since then, Meng has achieved a document of 17-5 and confirmed to be one of many extra deadly strikers in her division. Trying higher than ever on this present stretch, Meng has received seven fights in a row with three of these coming below the ONE Championship banner – 4 of the wins ended by way of knockout or TKO together with one submission.
Now, Meng appears to be like to proudly characterize her nation as she takes her momentum into the ONE atomweight world Grand Prix. On Could 28 on the promotion’s first all-women occasion that’s ONE: Empower, Meng kicks off the opening spherical matchups by taking over the undefeated 4-0 Indian wrestling sensation, Ritu Phogat.
With a title alternative in opposition to the at present sidelined champion Angela Lee awaiting the Grand Prix winner, that alone is motivation sufficient to return out on high. However for the nonetheless younger Meng, she has historical past on her thoughts by additional placing herself China on the MMA map.