Making her professional debut in early 2016, Singapore fighter Tiffany Teo is one of the shining stars of the local MMA scene. Starting out with Muay Thai, she later progressed to boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and eventually MMA; she now holds a record of nine wins and one loss.
While the 31-year-old suffered her first professional loss in the sport to Chinese fighter Xiong Jing Nan in 2018, the local athlete later made a remarkable comeback with a victory over eight-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion Michelle Nicolini in 2018 as well as Japan’s Ayaka Miura in February this year. She will next face Xiong Jing Nan again on Oct 30 to contend for the One Championship World Title in the women’s strawweight division.
The Singapore Women’s Weekly swung by her gym for a quick chat, and she sheds light on how she’s preparing for her upcoming title fight, how she dealt with the lowest point of her career and her future plans after retiring from the sport.