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Martin Nguyen: Christian Lee and I are both explosive and skilled

Martin Nguyen, Chatri Sityodtong, Christian Lee

Martin Nguyen, Chatri Sityodtong, Christian Lee

ONE Featherweight and Lightweight World Champion Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen, 29, of Australia and Vietnam is one of the only two two-division world champions of ONE Championship. On May 18, 2018, he will defend his featherweight belt from Christian “The Warrior” Lee, 19, of Singapore at “ONE: Unstoppable Dreams” at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore.

“We are both explosive and skilled, so I don’t see this bout going the distance,” Nguyen said of himself and Lee. “I will defend my featherweight belt and prove to the world once again that I am the best in this division.”

“Christian is a good kid and he has come a long way, but it is my time now,” Nguyen stated. “This bout is going to end only one way, and that’s with him finishing me or me finishing him.”

The bout between Nguyen and Lee at “ONE: Unstoppable Dreams” is a rematch and a co-main event. In the main event, Mei “V.V” Yamaguchi, 35, of Japan will challenge reigning ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion “Unstoppable” Angela Lee, 21, the sister of Christian.

With an impressive 10-2 professional record, which includes 3 submissions and 7 knockouts, Nguyen is one of the most highly-regarded martial arts champions in the world. 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. On November 10, 2017, he scored a scintillating knockout victory over the Eduard Folayang, 33, of the Philippines to become the first man in the history of ONE Championship to hold two titles simultaneously in different weight divisions.

In Nguyen’s most recent bout, he figured in a historic showdown with ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes, 38, of Brazil in Bangkok, Thailand. The Vietnamese-Australian fighter now makes a quick turnaround jumping right back into action as he defends his featherweight title against Christian.

On May 14, 2018, Nguyen, Christian, Angela and Yamaguchi attended the press conference for “ONE: Unstoppable Dreams” at the Marina Bay Sands in Bayfront Subzone, Downtown Core, Singapore. Also present during the event were Muay Thai legend Sam-A Gaiyanghadao, 34, Sergio “Samurai” Wielzen, 30, Yodsanklai “The Boxing Computer” Fairtex, 32, and ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong, 47.

Here is a clip from the bout between Nguyen and Christian at “ONE: Heroes of the World” in 2016:

Ticket information for ONE: UNSTOPPABLE DREAMS is available at www.onefc.com.

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