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Russia’s Marat Gafurov earns 9th ONE Championship win, beats Lowen Tynanes at ‘ONE: Collision Course’ in Singapore

Marat Gafurov (©ONE Championship)

Marat Gafurov (©ONE Championship)

Marat “Cobra” Gafurov, 36, of Russia was one of the winners at the ONE Championship event “ONE: Collision Course.” It marked the Russian mixed martial artist’s ninth victory in the martial arts organization based in Singapore.

Gafurov stands 175 cm. He is training out of Top Team Makhachkala.
Tynanes is 3 cm taller. He is training out of Hawaii Elite MMA.

Featuring four MMA fights, one Muay Thai match and one kickboxing contest, “ONE: Collision Course” was held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore on December 18, 2020. The audience in attendance was limited due to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

In the fourth bout of the evening, Gafurov foughtLowen Tynanes, 30, of Hawaii, United States in an MMA bout in the lightweight division. Yuji Shimada served as the referee.

After three five-minute rounds, the lightweight contest was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, Shimada raised the hand of Gafurov, who was declared the winner via split decision, marking Tynanes’s first professional MMA loss.

Winning at “ONE: Collision Course” improved the professional MMA record of Gafurov to 18 wins and 3 losses. It marked the second time he won a professional MMA bout via split decision.

It was Tynanes’s fifth outing in ONE Championship. He made his debut in the promotion in 2015 and he now has 10 wins and 1 loss.

 

Eight countries were represented at “ONE: Collision Course” namely Cambodia, China, Japan, Romania, Russia, Thailand, Ukraine and the U.S. Gafurov was one of the two fighters who represented Russia while Tynanes was one of the two representatives of the U.S.

Gafurov stands 175 cm. He is training out of Top Team Makhachkala in Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia.

Tynanes is 3 cm taller. He is training out of Hawaii Elite MMA in Waipahu, Hawaii.

“ONE: Collision Course” marked Gafurov’s 12th outing in ONE Championship. The first opponents he defeated in the promotion were Robert Lisita, Ev Ting, Martin Nguyen, Kazunori Yokota, Emilio Urrutia, Tetsuya Yamada and Narantungalag Jadambaa.

Jadambaa first lost to Gafurov in 2015. The latter won again in their rematch in 2016.

It was the second to the last ONE Championship event held in 2020. Dom Lau served as the cage announcer while Steve Dawson and Mitch Chilson were the commentators.

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