Reigning ONE Featherweight Champion Martin ‘The Situ-Asian’ Nguyen will put his title on the line when he faces challenger Narantungalag ‘Tungaa’ Jadambaa at ONE: Roots of Honor.
The two warriors will share the spotlight as co-main event with ONE Strawweight World Champion Yosuke Saruta and local hero Joshua Pacio’s title bout.
Nguyen, who will be fighting for the fourth time in Manila, relishes another opportunity to put on a show in front of the Filipino fans.
“I’ve always felt at home here. It’s an honor to share my talent with you all. Thank you to all the fans for the support,” remarked Nguyen, who came up short in his quest to win a record third division title against Kevin Belingon in his last fight in Manila last year.
“Challenging the legend Jadambaa himself, it’s such an honor. I would like to thank ONE Championship for placing their trust in me. I’ll bring a hundred percent into the cage, and God-willing, I’ll walk out of the arena still champion,” continued the Vietnamese-Australian champion.
Meanwhile, the 43-year-old veteran Narantungalag Jadambaa is excited to get another crack at the world title that he once held back in 2014.
“First of all, I would like to thank ONE Championship for the opportunity to compete for the ONE World Title once again. This is not about age, this is about passion. Martial arts is my life and I hold the utmost respect for anyone who has the courage to step inside that cage.”
The Mongolian fighter holds a second degree black belt in Judo, a Black belt in Karate, and a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and is riding a two-fight streak.
“I will bring even more courage into the cage this Friday. I respect Martin Nguyen for what he has done for our sport and it is an honor to face him. I will do my best and the best man will walk out of the cage with the title.”
Only one fighter will come out of the match as the Featherweight Championship when they clash at ONE: Roots of Honor on April 12 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines.
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