Ann “Athena“ Osman is Malaysia’s 1st Female Mixed Martial Artist to be signed under ONE Fighting Championship, Asia’s biggest Mixed Martial Arts organization.

A native of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Ann started her martial arts career with combat sport Muay Thai before transitioning into Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) three years ago. Since then, Ann has trained intensively for several Muay Thai and MMA amateur tournaments before making her professional MMA debut at Singapore’s Indoor Stadium on Oct 18th 2013.

Soon after, Ann was offered a place at ONE FC’s biggest martial arts event in the Dubai World Trade Centre. Facing a renowned World Boxing Champion, Ann’s fighting spirit shone through as she claimed the championship after three grueling rounds of battle. The significance of her win was doubled as it coincided with Malaysia’s Day of Independence.

Being a female Mixed Martial Artist from Malaysia, Ann has garnered interest from media outlets all over the world. She has been featured in the New York Times, TIME, Fox Sports News, and Yahoo Sports.

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