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Martin Nguyen

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Martin Nguyen
Born (1989-03-05) March 5, 1989 (age 32)
Sydney, Australia
Other namesThe Situ-Asian[1]
ResidenceSydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)
Fighting out ofLiverpool, New South Wales, Australia[1]
TeamKMA Top Team[1][2]
TrainerFari Salievski[1]
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout7
By submission3
By decision1
By submission1
By decision2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

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Martin Nguyen (born March 16, 1989), is an Australian mixed martial arts fighter currently competing in the Lightweight, Featherweight and Bantamweight division of the ONE Fighting Championship.[3][4][5]

He is married with three children and before becoming a full time fighter he worked as a car mechanic. Despite having a big fan following in Asia he is relatively unknown in Australia. [6] [7]. On November 10th, 2017 he made history by beating Eduard Folayang to become the first two division champion in ONE Championship history. [8]

In 2018 attempted to win a title in a third ONE Championship division but lost on two occasions. Bibiano Fernandes beat him by split decision in a fight for the regular bantamweight title [9] and Kevin Belingon beat him by unanimous decision in a fight for the interim bantamweight title. [10] [11]

Nguyen still won 'Fighter of the Year' at the 2018 Asian MMA Awards. [12]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 11–3 Kevin Belingon Decision (Unanimous) One Championship - Reign of Kings July 27, 2018 5 5:00 Manila, Philippines For the interim ONE Bantamweight Championship
Win 11–2 Christian Lee Decision (split) ONE Championship: Unstoppable Dreams May 18, 2018 3 5:00 Kallang, Singapore Defended ONE Featherweight Championship
Loss 10–2 Bibiano Fernandes Decision (split) ONE Championship: Iron Will March 24, 2018 5 5:00 Bangkok, Thailand For the ONE Bantamweight Championship
Win 10–1 Eduard Folayang KO (Punch) ONE Championship: Legends of the World November 10, 2017 2 2:20 Manila, Philippines Won the ONE Lightweight Championship
Win 9–1 Marat Gafurov KO (Punch) ONE Championship: Quest for Greatness August 18, 2017 2 1:27 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Won the ONE Featherweight Championship
Win 8–1 Kazunori Yokota KO (Punch) ONE Championship: Quest for Power January 14, 2017 1 3:36 Jakarta, Indonesia
Win 7–1 Christian Lee Technical Submission (Guillotine Choke) ONE Championship: Heroes of the World August 13, 2016 1 4:30 Macau, China
Win 6–1 Li Kai Wen TKO (Punches) ONE Championship: Global Rivals April 15, 2016 1 4:44 Pasay City, Philippines
Win 5–1 Kotetsu Boku TKO (doctor's stoppage) ONE Championships: Pride of Lions November 13, 2015 1 4:17 Kallang, Singapore
Loss 4–1 Marat Gafurov Submission (rear-naked choke) ONE Championship: Odyssey of Champions September 27, 2015 1 0:41 Jakarta, Indonesia
Win 4-0 Rocky Batolbatol Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) ONE Championship: Battle of Lions November 7, 2014 2 2:10 Kallang, Singapore
Win 3-0 Luke Standing TKO (Punches) BFW 24 - Brace For War 24 November 29, 2013 1 3:30 Canberra, Australia
Win 2–0 Thomas Ruderman TKO (Punches) BFW 18 - Canberra August 31, 2012 2 0:01 Canberra, Australia
Win 1–0 Richard Kemp-Hay Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Southern Fight Promotions - Cage Conquest 1 July 28, 2012 3 1:39 New South Wales, Australia

Mixed martial arts exhibition record[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

  • ONE Championship
    • ONE Lightweight World Championship (1 Time)
    • ONE Featherweight World Championship (2 Times)

See also[edit]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Martin Nguyen ("The Situ-Asian") - MMA Fighter Page - Tapology". Tapology.com. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  2. "Martin Nguyen - ONE Championship". Onefc.com. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  3. "Martin Nguyen (Fighter) – Fight News Australia". Fightnewsaustralia.com. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  4. "One Championship Unstoppable Dreams: Australian champion Martin Nguyen's subtle dig at UFC kingpin Conor McGregor". Couriermail.com.au. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  5. "One Championship Reign of Kings: Martin Nguyen makes no excuses for title defeat in Manila". Geelongadvertiser.com.au. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  6. "The little known Australian champion taking the MMA world by storm". Geelongadvertiser.com.au. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  7. "Meet the Western Sydney car mechanic overturning perceptions of Cage Fighting". SBS.com.au. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  8. "Martin Nguyen KOs Eduard Folayang, Becomes Two-Division Titleholder in One Championship". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  9. "Fernandes outlasts Nguyen to retain bantamweight title". nationmultimedia.com. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  10. "ONE: Kevin Belingon frustrates Martin Nguyen to become interim champion". abs-cbn.com. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  11. "Martin Nguyen faces tough Belingon test to become three-division champ". foxsportasia.com. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  12. "Asia MMA Awards winners, results: One Championship's Martin Nguyen, Road FC's Ham Seo-hee crowned Fighters of the Year". SCMP.com. Retrieved 17 October 2018.

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