18 August 2017 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: ONE CHAMPIONSHIP : QUEST FOR GREATNESS It was a typical torrential rain of…


In the main event, Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen shocked the world by stopping Marat “Cobra” Gafurov in their rematch to become the new ONE Featherweight World Champion.

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It was sweet victory for Martin as his only blemished in his fight record was a lost to the now former champion Marat in 2015; a fight which Martin took on short notice. Losing by the Cobra’s signature Rear Naked Choke. Now Martin returned a favour by creating Marat’s only loss in his perfect record of 15 wins before that fateful night on 18 August.

Nguyen found his groove in the second frame as he tore apart his Russian foe with his striking. Recognizing an opening, Nguyen countered Gafurov’s low kick with a thunderous overhand right that knocked faceplanted Marat at the center of the oval cage. Martin swarmed on Marat with a few more punch as ref Yuji Shimada jumped in lớn stop the fight. Marat immediately got up và was visibly upset as he protest the stoppage. He walked out the cage & was not presence when they announced Martin as the new Featherweight Champion.

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Martin Nguyen stated:
“I just want khổng lồ dedicate this fight, not only to Malaysia for being so welcoming and having such a beautiful country. This is for my dad. He was my inspiration for the whole camp when I mentally broke. (He and) the boys kept me together. I’ve got a deadly overhand right, but it’s not my only weapon. Thank you lớn Marat for giving me the opportunity.”
Martin with his KMA đứng top Team, (left to lớn right) striking coach Chrysler Esma De Castro, BJJ coach Bernardo Magalhaes,and KMA Head Instructor and mentor Master Fari Salievski.
On what’s next.

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Martin break it out khổng lồ the truyền thông that the whole fight week he has been weighing 68kg without even trying khổng lồ cut weight. He is planning to challenge ONE Bantamweight Champion Bibiano Fernandes for a superfight, putting on the line his belt too và a first attempt to be the first dual category champion of ONE, hoping ONE will give him this opportunity.
On the next month or so Martin would just want to lớn spend time with his wife và kids as preparing for this fight has taken up much of his time away from them.
Congratulations to lớn The Situ-Asian from g4g.vn of Borneo

Full Official results for ONE: QUEST FOR GREATNESS

ONE Featherweight World Championship bout: Martin Nguyen defeats Marat Gafurov by Knockout at 1:27 minutes of round 2

Lightweight bout: Ev Ting defeats Nobutatsu Suzuki by TKO (Strikes) at 3:29 minutes of round 1

Welterweight bout: Agilan Thani defeats Sherif Mohamed by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds

Bantamweight bout: Kevin Belingon defeats Reece McLaren by Knockout at 1:02 minutes of round 1

Flyweight bout: Gianni Subba defeats Riku Shibuya by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds

Women’s strawweight bout: May Ooi defeats Ann Osman by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:27 minutes of round 1

Strawweight bout: Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke defeats Robin Catalan by TKO (Strikes) at 0:46 minutes of round 2

Featherweight bout: Christian Lee defeats Keanu Subba by Submission (Armbar) at 1:11 minutes of round 3

Featherweight bout: Emilio Urrutia defeats Edward Kelly by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds

Strawweight bout: Rene Catalan defeats Bu Huo You Ga by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds

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