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‘Survivor’ alum Bi Nguyen joins ONE Championship

After appearing on “Survivor: David vs Goliath,” mixed martial artist Bi “Killer Bee” Nguyen, 29, of Houston, Texas, United States joined ONE Championship. She is of Vietnamese descent and competes in the atomweight division.

“In ONE Championship, we make sure to deliver only the absolute best that Asia and the rest of the world have to offer,” ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong stated. “I am pleased to announce that Bi Nguyen has decided to sign with ONE Championship. I foresee her as the next superstar in mixed martial arts who will represent Vietnam on the global stage because of her exceptional talent and impressive skill set. “

“We will be seeing her inside the ONE Championship cage very soon,” Chatri added. “Along with ONE Featherweight World Champion Martin Nguyen, Bi Nguyen will be an essential part of ONE Championship’s efforts to bring the organization closer to the Vietnamese people. In addition, we would like to showcase both of them as the country’s biggest international martial arts heroes, as we plan to host our first event in Vietnam in September of 2019. ”

When Nguyen was eight years old, she moved from Vietnam to Oakland, California, USA with her parents and seven siblings. When she was 15 years old, she moved to Houston where she started her training in Muay Thai and kickboxing.

Currently, Nguyen is training out of Jackson-Wink MMA in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. She holds a professional MMA record of 4 wins and 3 losses. 

It was in 2014 when Nguyen made her MMA debut. As an amateur fighter, the Vietnamese-American fighter had 4 wins and 1 loss. 

In 2016, Nguyen turned professional. She won her first three professional bouts all via decision.  

Nguyen was the first MMA fighter to compete in the CBS reality series “Survivor.” Due to an injury, she quit on the 10th day of the show’s 37th season “Survivor: David vs Goliath,” which premiered on CBS on September 26, 2018.

“Survivor: David vs Goliath” was filmed in Mamanuca Islands, Fiji from March 29, 2018 to May 6, 2018. Here is Jeff Probst introducing Nguyen and her fellow castaways:

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