MMA

ONE Championship star Martin Nguyen has 2 belts, 3 kids

Bibiano Fernandes, Martin Nguyen

Bibiano Fernandes, Martin Nguyen

Vietnamese-Australian mixed martial artist Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen and his wife Brooke Nguyen have three children namely Kai Nguyen, Tiana Nguyen and Madison Nguyen. If the former won at “ONE: Iron Will,” he would have one championship belt for each of the children.

Martin earned his first belt on August 18, 2017. He became the ONE Featherweight World Champion at “ONE: Quest for Greatness” after dethroning Marat Gafurov.

On November 10, 2017, Martin became the first ever two-division world champion of ONE Championship. While reigning as the ONE Featherweight World Champion, he earned the ONE Lightweight World Champion belt after dethroning Eduard “Landslide” Folayang.

As if having two belts was not great enough, Martin tried to make yet another record as the first ever three-division world champion of ONE Championship. While holding the titles in the featherweight and lightweight divisions, he challenged ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes at “ONE: Iron Will” on March 24, 2018.

It was almost a victory for Nguyen but it was a little short. After five five-minute rounds in the main event of “ONE: Iron Will,” Fernandes won via split decision.

After losing to Fernandes, Martin now holds 10 wins and 2 losses. The first fighter to defeat him was Gafurov, who eventually lost to him in their rematch.

On the other hand, Fernandes’s record upgraded to 22 wins and 3 losses. The three opponents he failed to defeat were Urijah Faber, Norifumi Yamamoto and Hiroyuki Takaya.

While Martin failed to earn his third belt at “ONE: Iron Will,” he did make many people proud including his supporters from Vietnam and Australia, especially his most precious achievements in life, his wife and his three children. Here is a clip featuring the family of the first ever two-division world champion of ONE Championship:

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