31 Mar '12, 4pm

Singapore's first female mixed martial arts fighter breaks new ground

Singapore's first female mixed martial arts fighter breaks new ground

Singapore's Nicole Chua rejoices after beating India's Jeet Toshi in the One Fighting Championship at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Mar 31, 2012. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM By Julian Turner Nicole Chua thrilled the crowd at Singapore Indoor Stadium on Saturday night with a dream first round stoppage win over India's Jeet Toshi, then went home looking forward to a good night's rest. The Yishun accountant had combined working full-time with training for this match on One Fighting Championship's War of the Lions bill, and got the job done after just two minutes seven seconds of the opening session. Chua left the cage as she had entered it - to thunderous applause from the 7,000-strong crowd - then said she was ready for a well-earned break. 'I'm happy I was able to make Singapore proud,' said Chua. 'I looked for the opportunity and when it came I just went for it. Now I'm going...

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