January 31, 2018 – Bangkok, Thailand: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced the main event for “ONE: Iron Will,” set for March 24, 2018 at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand. Reigning ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes, 37, of Brazil will defend his title against ONE Featherweight and Lightweight World Champion Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen, 28, of Sydney, Australia.
“I am super excited to announce another huge world title bout as reigning ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano Fernandes will face two-division ONE Featherweight and Lightweight World Champion Martin Nguyen at ‘ONE: Iron Will,'” ONE Championship Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong, 46, stated. “It’s a tremendous matchup, and one that the whole world wants to see. I have no doubt that these two warriors will be putting on a great show for everyone watching live in Bangkok.”
Nguyen is one of the most highly-regarded martial arts champions in the world. With an impressive 10-1 professional record, which includes three submissions and seven knockouts, he has an all-around skill set that allows him to perform at the highest level of competition.
All of Nguyen’s wins have come by exciting finish. In his most recent bout, Nguyen scored a scintillating knockout victory over the Philippines’ Eduard Folayang to become the first man in the history of ONE Championship to hold two titles simultaneously in two different weight divisions.
While reigning as the ONE Featherweight and Lightweight World Champion, Nguyen will attempt to make history once again this time in Bangkok. He will face the reigning ONE Bantamweight World Champion in his next bid for greatness.
On the other hand, Fernandes is widely considered one of the best martial artists in the world regardless of promotion. He made his ONE Championship debut back in 2012 and captured the bantamweight world title in 2013.
Since then, Fernandes has remained unbeaten inside the ONE Championship cage, showcasing tremendous striking and grappling ability, and an unwavering will to win. In his most recent bout, he made quick work of top contender Andrew Leone, submitting the American with a rear-naked choke in the very first round.
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