Timofey Nastyukhin ends Amir Khan’s winning streak, earns 5th ONE Championship win

Timofey Nastyukhin

Timofey Nastyukhin

Timofey Nastyukhin, 28, of Russia was successful when he returned to the ONE Championship cage on February 23, 2018 at “ONE: Quest for Gold.” It was his fifth time to win under the promotion.

On December 5, 2014, Nastyukhin made his ONE Championship debut at “ONE: Warrior’s Way” at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines. He knocked out Eduard Folayang, 34, of the Philippines via flying knee and soccer kicks at 3:11 of Round 1.

On June 20, 2015, Nastyukhin returned to the cage and defeated Yusuke Kawanago, 35, of Japan at “ONE: Dynasty of Champions.” The Russian fighter knocked out his Japanese opponent vira soccer kicks a 1:32 of Round 1.

The third time Nastyukhin won a ONE Championship bout was on May 27, 2016. He knocked out Rob Lisita, 34, of Australia at “ONE: Kingdom of Champions” via punch and soccer kick at 0:06 of Round 1, which was the promotion’s fastest knockout ever.

On August 5, 2017, Nastyukhin won a ONE Championship bout for the fourth time. He defeated his Japanese opponent Koji Ando via unanimous decision at “ONE: Kings and Conquerors.”

Nastyukhin went on hiatus for several months and made a comeback at “ONE: Quest for Gold.” He won via unanimous decision against Amir Khan, 23, of Singapore.

Beating Khan upgraded Nastyukhin’s record to 12 wins and 3 losses. On the other hand, Khan’s record downgraded to 9 wins and 3 losses.

It was the end of Khan’s winning streak. The last time he lost prior to “ONE: Quest for Gold” was to Shannon Wiratchai, 29, of Thailand at “ONE: Pride of Lions” on November 13, 2015.

After losing to Wiratchai, Khan won six bouts. The Singaporean fighter’s opponents were Jimmy Yabo, John Chang, Vaugn Donayre, Rajinder Singh Meena, Jaroslav Jartim and Adrian Pang.


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