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Spokane’s Tyler McGuire earns 2nd ONE Championship win, beats Agilan Thani at ‘ONE: Big Bang 2’ in Singapore

Tyler McGuire

Tyler McGuire

Tyler McGuire, 34, of Spokane, Washington, United States was one of the winners at the ONE Championship event “ONE: Big Bang 2.” It was the American mixed martial artist’s second victory in the Singapore-based martial arts organization.

Featuring three MMA matches, two kickboxing contests and one Muay Thai fight, ONE Championship held “ONE: Big Bang 2” at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore on December 11, 2020. In the second bout of the evening, McGuire fought Agilan “Alligator” Thani, 25, of Malaysia in an MMA bout in the welterweight division.

Mohamad Sulaiman served as the referee. After three five-minute rounds, the welterweight contest was left in the hands of the judges.

In the end, Sulaiman raised the hand of Thani. The Spokane native was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Winning at “ONE: Big Bang 2” improved the professional MMA record of McGuire to 12 wins and 1 loss. It was a successful comeback for him after going on hiatus in 2019.

On the other hand, Thani now has 10 wins and 5 losses. It was his fifth loss in ONE Championship.

 

A total of 11 countries were represented at “ONE: Big Bang 2” namely Australia, China, Curacao, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Serbia, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the U.S. McGuire and Thani were the sole representatives of the U.S. and Malaysia, respectively.

Thani stands 175 cm. He trains at Blueprint Martial Arts in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Sanford MMA in Deerfield Beach, Florida, USA.

McGuire is 5 cm taller than Thani. The Spokane native trains at Apex MMA in Tucson, Arizona, USA and Sikjitsu Fighting Services in Spokane.

Competing professionally since 2015, McGuire joined ONE Championship in 2018. The first opponent he defeated in the promotion was Luis “Sapo” Santos, 40, of Brazil.

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