Martin Nguyen is the first One Championship fighter to win titles in two weight divisions. It could have been three had he not given up a split decision to bantamweight champion Bibiano Fernandes. The man they call “The Situ-Asian” has now decided to focus on his featherweight belt after relinquishing his lightweight strap because of an injury.

He is most recently coming off a successful title defense against Mongolian great, Narantungalag-Jadambaa. And as he awaits his next opponent, you can learn more about him through the numbers below.

21: Years old when he started to get into mixed martial arts. Nguyen’s original sport was rugby, but after suffering multiple injuries, he was forced to quit. Needing something to keep him fit and active, he turned to martial arts. It’s impressive how far he has come as a professional MMA fighter, especially considering he started rather late.

2: Recorded amateur fights before turning pro. Nguyen fought and came out victorious in a couple of local events, namely Competitive Edge – The Fight Project and Brace for War 21.

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