04 April 2018 – Singapore: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced additional bouts for” ONE: Unstoppable Dreams” set for May 18, 2018 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. The absolute best in local and international martial arts talent are ready to showcase their incredible skills on the largest global platform of martial arts competition.
After an unsuccessful attempt to earn a third belt, Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen, 29, is returning to the ONE Championship cage. The reigning ONE Featherweight and Lightweight World Champion, he is the promotion’s first ever two-division world champion.
At “ONE: Unstoppable Dreams,” Nguyen will defend his featherweight title from Christian “The Warrior” Lee, 19, of Singapore. The latter is the younger brother of reigning ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion Angela “Unstoppable” Lee, 21.
“I am pleased to announce that Martin Nguyen will face Christian Lee in defense of his ONE Featherweight World Championship title,” ONE Championship Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong stated. “Martin has just come back from a tremendous battle with Bibiano Fernandes last March, and has made a quick turnaround to defend his featherweight title like a true world champion.”
A former Pankration World Champion, Christian began his professional career on an absolute tear, railing off five straight victories by thrilling finish. In his most recent bout, he toppled Japanese veteran Kazunori Yokota in his most recent bout, winning via second-round guillotine choke to improve his record to 9-1.
On the other hand, Nguyen is one of the most highly-regarded martial arts champions in the world. He has an impressive 10-2 professional record, which includes three submissions and seven knockouts.
The title bout between Nguyen and Christian at “ONE: Unstoppable Dreams” is a rematch. They first fought on August 13, 2016 at “ONE: Heroes of the World” where Nguyen submitted Christian via guillotine choke in the first round.
This made Nguyen the first and still the only opponent to defeat Christian. Here is a clip from their “ONE: Heroes of the World” bout:
Ticket information for ONE: UNSTOPPABLE DREAMS is available at www.onefc.com.