18 August 2017 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia:
It was a typical torrential rain of Kuala Lumpur. Started in the late afternoon, The sky pour down with thunderous roar. KL traffic was at a standstill. But this does not deter the crowds from turning up for ONE Championship #59. As the rain began to simmer towards 6.30pm, crowds began to que to go in Stadium Negara to watch Malaysian and international fighters slog it out in ONE’s oval cage.
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 to stop the fight. Marat immediately got up and was visibly upset as he protest the stoppage. He walked out the cage and was not presence when they announced Martin as the new Featherweight Champion.
|Martin gain strength from his late father|
|Martin with his KMA Top Team, (left to right) striking coach Chrysler Esma De Castro, BJJ coach Bernardo Magalhaes,and KMA Head Instructor and mentor Master Fari Salievski.
|Martin celebrating the sweet moment with his wife Brooke|
|Congratulations to The Situ-Asian from Warriors 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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