Amir Khan is considered one of the most promising young talents to represent Singapore on the international stage of martial arts like ONE Championship. Holding a professional record of 9-2, he is currently riding high on a six-match winning streak with his victories coming by way of exciting finish.
Khan’s recent trip to the ONE Championship cage took place in November 2017. He figured in his most impressive performance yet, overwhelming lightweight veteran Adrian “The Hunter” Pang with a showcase of impeccable striking and great takedown defense.
Once again, Khan will strut his wares on the global stage on February 23, 2018. He will take on Russian wrecking machine Timofey Nastyukhin at “ONE: Quest for Gold.”
Nastyukhin’s time inside the ONE Championship cage has not been without challenges despite making a spectacular entrance onto the global stage with an emphatic flying knee finish of beloved Filipino martial arts hero Eduard Folayang in December 2014. The Russian fighter experienced a minor setback in 2015 when he lost to Herbert Burns via submission.
Soon after losing to Burns, Nastyukhin returned to knock out “Ruthless” Rob Lisita in just six seconds, tying the record for the fastest finish in ONE Championship history. But in Nastyukhin’s very next bout in November 2016, he suffered a broken tibia during his clash with Kotetsu Boku.
Following nine months of extensive rehab and self-reflection, Nastyukhin was determined to continue pursuing his martial arts dream as he successfully returned to defeat Koji Ando in August 2017. Nastyukhin now battles Singaporean rising star Khan in a colossal clash between proven knockout artists at “ONE: Quest for Gold” at the iconic Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar.
Looking to keep that big ball of momentum going generated by the recent cards in Jakarta and Manila, the blockbuster live event will feature the absolute best in local and international talent, accentuating a tremendous main event bout between hometown hero Aung La N Sang and Brazil’s Alexandre Machado. With the ONE Light Heavyweight Championship awaiting the winner of the five-round clash, the spotlight is on the headlining bout of “ONE: Quest for Gold.”
However, Aung and Machado are not taking the whole attention away from the event as ONE Championship has prepared a top-notch undercard. This is sure to draw plenty of chatter around the world.