18 May 2018 – Singapore: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), hosted another memorable and historic evening in its home-base of Singapore as the capacity crowd at the Singapore Indoor Stadium witnessed an amazing display of heart-pounding martial arts action. “ONE: Unstoppable Dreams” featured a series of compelling bouts, punctuated by three unforgettable championship clashes that left fans on the edge of their seats.
There were two co-main events at “ONE: Unstoppable Dreams.” In the first one, Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen of Australia and Vietnam successfully defended the ONE Featherweight World Championship title, defeating Singaporean rival Christian “The Warrior” Lee by way of closely contested split decision.
Neither Nguyen nor Lee would give each other any quarter for five whole rounds in the championship clash. Although the Vietnamese-Australian champion would have his moments on his feet in the first two rounds, most of the action took place in the grappling arena.
Lee enjoyed a tremendous advantage on the ground, negating his Vietnamese-Australian opponent’s signature firepower. Determined to keep the gold-plated strap around his waist, Nguyen bombarded Lee with a barrage of solid punches midway of the third round.
With lesser activity from Lee, Nguyen continued to press the action up to the final round to emerge victorious on two of the three judges’ scorecards, earning him the split decision win. Here are the official “ONE: Unstoppable Dreams” results:
- ONE Women’s Atomweight World Championship bout: Angela Lee defeats Mei Yamaguchi by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 5 rounds
- ONE Super Series Muay Thai Flyweight World Championship bout: Sam-A Gaiyanghadao defeats Sergio Wielzen by Knockout (KO) at 2:47 minutes of round 4
- ONE Featherweight World Championship bout: Martin Nguyen defeats Christian Lee by Split Decision (SD) after 5 rounds
- ONE Super Series Kickboxing catchweight bout (72.5kg): Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex defeats Chris Ngimbi by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
- Lightweight bout: Shinya Aoki defeats by Rasul Yakhyaev Submission (Triangle Choke) at 3:15 minutes of round 1
- Lightweight bout: Eduard Folayang defeats Kharun Atlangeriev by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
- Lightweight bout: Amir Khan defeats Sung Jong Lee by TKO (Strikes) at 3:39 minutes of round 2
- ONE Super Series Muay Thai flyweight bout: Singtongnoi Por Telakun defeats Joseph Lasiri by TKO (Strikes) at 2:36 minutes of round 2
- Featherweight bout: Xie Chao defeats Meas Meul TKO (Strikes) at 1:10 minutes of round 3
- Bantamweight bout: Xie Bin defeats Huang Shi Hao by TKO (Corner Stoppage) at 2:26 minutes of round 2
- Bantamweight bout: Sunoto defeats Roel Rosauro by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds