5 March 2018 – Bangkok, Thailand: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced the complete card at “ONE: Iron Will” set for March 24, 2018 at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand. In the main event, reigning ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes, 37, of Brazil will defend his title against ONE Featherweight and ONE Lightweight World Champion Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen, 29, of Sydney, Australia.
Fernandes is widely considered one of the best martial artists in the world bar none. He made his ONE Championship debut back in 2012 and captured the bantamweight world title in 2013 and since then, he has remained unbeaten inside the ONE Championship cage, showcasing tremendous striking and grappling ability and an unwavering will to win. In
In the reigning ONE Bantamweight World Champion’s most recent bout, he made quick work of top divisional contender Andrew Leone, submitting the American with a rear-naked choke in the very first round. In Fernandes’s next title defense, he will face ONE Championship’s first ever two-division titleholder.
On the other hand, Nguyen is one of the most highly-regarded martial arts champions in the world. He has an impressive 10-1 professional record, which includes three submissions and seven knockouts and his all-around skill set 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, he scored a scintillating knockout victory over the Philippines’ Eduard “Landslide” Folayang, 34, 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 in going for his third world title in as many divisions. Meanwhile, here is a clip featuring him, his wife and their children:
Ticket information for ONE: IRON WILL is available at www.onefc.com.