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Vietnam’s Chris Nguyen earns 1st ONE Super Series win at ‘ONE: Immortal Triumph’ in Ho Chi Minh City

Chris Nguyen, Elias Dolaptsis, Yukinori Ogasawara (©ONE Championship)

Chris Nguyen, Elias Dolaptsis, Yukinori Ogasawara (©ONE Championship)

Chris Nguyen, 23, of Thailand was one of the winners at “ONE: Immortal Triumph.” It was his first victory in ONE Super Series, the striking only league of Singapore-based martial arts organization ONE Championship.

Featuring nine Muay Thai matches and three kickboxing contests, “ONE: Immortal Triumph” took place at the Phu Tho Indoor Stadium in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on September 6, 2019. In the eighth bout of the evening, Nguyen faced Yukinori Ogasawara, 27, of Japan in a Muay Thai contest in the flyweight division.

Elias Dolaptsis served as the referee. After three three-minute rounds, he raised the hand of Nguyen, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Winning at “ONE: Immortal Triumph” improved the professional Muay Thai record of Nguyen to 20 wins and 7 losses. On the other hand, Ogasawara now has 15 wins, 7 losses and 4 draws.

Nguyen made his ONE Super Series at “ONE: Immortal Triumph,” which marked Ogasawara’s third outing in the league. The Vietnamese-Australian contender represents 8 Blade Warriors of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia while the Japanese fighter is training out of Crosspoint Kichijoji  in Musashino, Japan.

Including Japan, Australia and Vietnam, 15 countries were represented at “ONE: Immortal Triumph.” The others were Algeria,  Brazil, France, India, Italy,  Malaysia,  Russia, Slovakia, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Thailand and the United States.

Ogasawara was one of the three fighters who represented Japan. Nguyen solely represented Australia and was one of the four representatives of Vietnam.

Born on July 18, 1992 in Melbourne to Vietnamese refugees, Nguyen went to Victoria University in Melbourne. As a kid, he was a victim of bullying in school.

At the age of 13, Nguyen started his training in martial arts. The Vietnamese-Australian athlete went on to win the World Muaythai Council Victorian Championship.

“ONE: Immortal Triumph” was the first ever ONE Championship event to take place in Vietnam and it featured the organization’s first ever fight card that included striking bouts only. Here is a recap:

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