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PHOTOS: Timofey Nastyukhin vs Amir Khan at ‘ONE: Quest for Gold’

Timofey Nastyukhin, Yuji Shimada, Amir Khan

Timofey Nastyukhin, Yuji Shimada, Amir Khan

23 February 2018 – Yangon, Myanmar: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), had another memorable and historic evening in Yangon as the capacity crowd at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium witnessed an amazing display of heart-pounding martial arts action. “ONE: Quest for Gold” featured a series of compelling bouts, punctuated by an unforgettable championship clash that left fans on the edge of their seats.

In the fourth bout in the main card, Timofey Nastyukhin, 28, of Russia and Amir Khan, 23, of Singapore competed in the lightweight division. In the much-awaited encounter of ONE Championship’s highly-skilled knockout artists, Nastyukhin emerged triumphant, claiming a unanimous decision victory over his opponent, who is Singaporean Muay Thai champion.

Nastyukhin exhibited stellar form from the get-go, bombarding Khan with strong overhand rights while looking for the opening to deliver his lethal left hook. Leaning on his heavy hands to overwhelm Khan’s precision striking, Nastykuhin gallantly pushed forward as he threatened to end matters with a flying knee and stifled his opponent with harrowing punches.

The Russian contender punctuated the marquee match-up by outstriking his Singaporean opponent in the third frame. The former earned an undivided nod from all three judges at cageside.

Watch a short clip featuring Nastyukhin here:

Here are the official “ONE: Quest for Gold” results:

ONE Light Heavyweight World Championship bout: Aung La N Sang defeats Alexandre Machado by Knockout (KO) at 0:56 minutes of round 1

Lightweight bout: Ev Ting defeats Ariel Sexton by Split Decision (UD) after 3 rounds

Featherweight bout: Phoe Thaw defeats Sor Sey by TKO (Strikes) at 1:53 minutes of round 1

Lightweight bout: Timofey Nastyukhin defeats Amir Khan by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds

Bantamweight bout: Daichi Takenaka defeats Dae Hwan Kim by Disqualification (DQ)

Flyweight bout: Ye Thway Ne defeats Saw Min Min by Split Decision (SD) after 3 rounds

Featherweight bout: Li Kai Wen defeats Roel Rosauro by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 0:43 minutes of round 1

Women’s atomweight bout: Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol defeats Krisna Limbaga by Submission (Armbar) at 4:05 minutes of round 1

Women’s atomweight bout: Bozhena Antoniyar defeats Shwe Sin by TKO (Strikes) at 0:24 minutes of round 1

 

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