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ONE: Dawn of Heroes live stream, results and highlights

Tom Taylor - August 2, 2019

On Friday, ONE Championship returned to Manila, Philippines with an absolutely stacked card in ONE: Dawn of Heroes. The card was topped by a featherweight title fight between ferocious champion Martin Nguyen and surging Japanese challenger Koyomi “Moushigo” Matsushima. The co-headliner, meanwhile, saw ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion Jonathan Haggerty attempt to defend his strap against Thai tank Rodtang Jitmuangnon.

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Martin Nguyen recalls the bout that got him started on his mixed martial arts journey

BJPENN.COM Staff - July 26, 2019

ONE Featherweight World Champion Martin Nguyen still fondly remembers the precise moment he was introduced to the sport that would eventually become a career-defining passion. Forced to abandon his ambitions of becoming a full-time rugby league player due to a string of ongoing injuries, Nguyen caught the combat bug after witnessing two of mixed martial arts’ all-time greats square off in a classic contest.

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ONE: Roots of Honor live results and highlights - Nguyen, Pacio deliver stunning KOs

Tom Taylor - April 12, 2019

On Friday, ONE Championship returned to The Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines with the stacked ONE: Roots of Honor card. This card was topped by a featherweight title fight between long absent champion Martin Nguyen and former champion Narantungalag Jadambaa, one of the most experienced veterans on the ONE roster.

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ONE Championship Spotlight: Martin Nguyen

BJPENN.COM Staff - March 4, 2019

Martin Nguyen is a trailblazer. The Vietnamese-Australian martial artist is the first ONE Championship athlete to win world titles in two different weight classes. Before reaching the pinnacle of the promotion, Nguyen had only three bouts when he made the jump to ONE Championship. From 2012 to 2013, Nguyen went 3-0 with stoppage wins in each match.

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Each ONE Championship titleholder's signature victory

BJPENN.COM Staff - October 25, 2018

Every current titleholder with ONE Championship has had to battle their way to the top. Some are young and undefeated, others are seasoned martial artists who hit their strides later in their careers.  Today, we look at each of their careers and identified the signature victory in their ONE Championship journey.

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ONE: REIGN OF KINGS highlights: Kevin Belingon, Shinya Aoki, Renzo Gracie and Garry Tonon win big

Tom Taylor - July 27, 2018

On Friday morning (Friday night in Manila), ONE Championship returned to our screens with ONE: REIGN OF KINGS — undoubtedly one of the promotion’s biggest cards to date. This ONE: REIGN OF KINGS card was headlined by an interim bantamweight title fight between ONE lightweight and featherweight titleholder Martin Nguyen and fearsome Team Lakay star Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon.

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EXCLUSIVE | Two-weight ONE champion Martin Nguyen discusses his dream fights

Tom Taylor - June 11, 2018

Martin Nguyen, who owns the ONE lightweight and featherweight titles, is currently scheduled for an interim bantamweight title fight with Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon on July 27 in Manila. If he wins this bout with Belingon, he’ll be the owner of a whopping three ONE titles — but don’t expect him to rest on his laurels.

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BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 83 // Alonzo Menifield | Angela Magana | Juan Archuleta | Martin Nguyen | Alan Jouban

Jason Kindschy - June 7, 2018

BJPENN.COM Radio is back, Penn Nation! First up, highly touted light-heavyweight prospect Alonzo Menifield. Undefeated in his professional career, Alonzo returns to DWTNCS this season to claim his spot in the UFC and continue his journey of becoming the “top dog.” With a truly inspirational story of struggle and perseverance, Alonzo has all the makings to be a star in combat sports. We’ll talk shop and get to know this finisher before he returns to action on June 12th.

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BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 75 // Duane Ludwig | Artem Lobov | Justin Willis | Garry Tonon | Bibiano Fernandes | Martin Nguyen | Dhiego Lima

Jason Kindschy - March 22, 2018

Another STACKED episode of BJPENN.COM Radio has arrived, Penn Nation! We kick things off with our good friend, Duane Ludwig. “Bang” will give us his thoughts on the stalled negotiations for a super-fight between TJ Dillashaw and Demetrious Johnson, how he plans to help Curtis Blaydes prepare for Alistair Overeem, and we’ll also hear the latest in his journey of instructing martial arts students and helping them rise to their full potential.