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Turkey’s Murat Aygun earns 1st ONE Super Series win, beats Anderson Silva at ‘ONE: Big Bang’ in Singapore

Murat Aygun

Murat Aygun

Murat “The Butcher Aygun, 35, of Turkey and the Netherlands was one of the winners at the ONE Championship event “ONE: Big Bang.” It was the Turkish-Dutch kickboxer’s first win in the striking-only league of the Singapore-based martial arts promotion.

Training out of SB Gym in Utrecht, Netherlands, Aygun solely represented Turkey and was one of the two fighters who represented the Netherlands at “ONE: Big Bang,” which took place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore on December 4, 2020. On the fight card were four MMA matches and three kickboxing contests.

In the fifth bout of the evening, Aygun fought Anderson “Braddock” Silva, 34, of Brazil in a kickboxing contest in the light heavyweight division. Justin Brown served as the referee.

After three three-minute rounds, the light heavyweight contest was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, Brown raised the hand of Aygun, who was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Aygun is 193 cm tall. Silva, who is 1 cm shorter, trains out of Gorilla’s Fight Team in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England and TFT in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Beating Silva at “ONE: Big Bang” improved the professional kickboxing record of Aygun to 17 wins and 1 loss. On the other hand, the Brazilian kickboxer now holds a professional kickboxing record of 52 wins, 20 losses and 1 draw.

A total of 13 countries were represented at “ONE: Big Bang” namely Armenia, Brazil, China, India, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, the U.S. and Vietnam. Silva solely represented Brazil.

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