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China’s Ma Jia Wen earns his fifth ONE Championship win

Ma Jia Wen, Ahmed Mujtaba

Ma Jia Wen, Ahmed Mujtaba

“Cannon” Ma Jia Wen of China fought his seventh ONE Championship bout on March 9, 2018 at “ONE: Visions of Victory.” He emerged victorious after defeating Ahmed “The Wolverine” Mujtaba of Pakistan via rear-naked choke at 2:38 of Round 2.

This is the fifth time Ma won a bout under the promotion. He made his ONE Championship debut on June 20, 2015 at “ONE: Dynasty of Champions 2” where he lost to Di Yuan Huang via unanimous decision after knocking out Biekemulati Nulijiao via punches at 2:06 of Round 2.

On November 21, 2015, Ma defeated Wang Ya Fei via unanimous decision at “ONE: Dynasty of Champions 4.” On May 6, 2016, Ma was knocked out by Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev at “ONE: Ascent to Power” via punches at 1:57 of Round 1.

On August 13, 2016, Ma knocked out Jimmy Yabo via elbows at “ONE: Heroes of the World.” On March 11, 2017, Ma knocked out Yohan Mulia Legowo via punches at “ONE: Warrior Kingdom.”

On the other hand, Mujtaba made his promotional debut on November 11, 2016 at “ONE: Defending Honor.” He defeated Benedict Ang via unanimous decision.

On February 10, 2017, Mujtaba returned to the ONE Championship cage facing Keanu Subba of Malaysia at “ONE: Throne of Tigers.” The Pakistani fighter had his first loss as a professional MMA fighter after being submitted by his Malaysian opponent via guillotine choke at 2:56 of Round 1.

On November 24, 2017, Mujtaba redeemed himself at “ONE: Immortal Pursuit.” He won after his Chinese opponent Li Kai Wen was disqualified due to punches to the back of the head in the first round.

After losing to Ma, Mujtaba now has 7 wins and 2 losses. On the other hand, Ma’s record improved to 5 wins and 2 losses.

“ONE: Visions of Victory” took place at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was headlined by hometown hero Gianni Subba, 25, of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Filipino-Australian Reece “Lightning” McLaren, 26, of Australia.

Watch a short recap of “ONE: Visions of Victory” here:

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