Live life as a fighter

By VIVIENNE WONG THIRTY seconds into his first mixed martial arts fight, Gianni Subba, a scrawny 18-year-old at the time, knocked out experienced fighter Bruce Loh from Singapore. It’s the stuff of legends, and that’s how he became one of the brightest stars on the MMA scene. His professional career, on the other hand, […]

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Brain and brawn

By CHRISTINE CHEAH MALAYSIAN mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Ann Osman might be making headlines the world over with her fledgling yet eye-catching career recently, but the truth is, the sport has been growing slowly but surely over the past few years now. In fact, there is an increasing number of young people who […]

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Breaking barriers

By CHRISTINE CHEAH SHE has been the subject of a story by Time magazine, and touted by the New York Times as one of the pioneers of Asian women in the brutal, male-dominated world of mixed martial arts (MMA). And yet, Ann Osman’s professional MMA career is only just getting started. The 27-year-old Kota […]

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Girls on top

By LIM MAY LEE Here are a few other top female MMA fighters you should know. Ronda Jean Rousey a.k.a. “Rowdy” She has won all nine matches in her professional MMA career so far, and is ranked as the top female bantamweight fighter, so yeah, Rousey definitely deserves a spot on this list. Before […]

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