Garry Tonon vs. Martin Nguyen featherweight fight scheduled for ONE 165 1

ONE 165 is set to witness a thrilling featherweight fight as Garry Tonon faces off against Martin Nguyen on January 28 at Tokyo’s Ariake Arena.

Garry Tonon, boasting an impressive 8-1 record, comes into the fight riding the momentum of a two-fight win streak. His recent triumph over the then-undefeated Shamil Gasanov, culminating in a spectacular kneebar submission, not only earned him Performance of the Night honors but also solidified his standing as a top contender in the division. A victory against Nguyen could very well catapult Tonon to a coveted title shot.

On the other side, Martin Nguyen, holding a record of 15-6, is the first-ever double champion in ONE Championship history, having held both the lightweight and featherweight titles. Despite recent setbacks, losing three of his last five bouts, Nguyen aims to re-establish his dominance in the featherweight division and ignite his first winning streak in four years.

The Tonon-Nguyen bout presents a classic clash of styles, pitting Tonon’s renowned grappling prowess against Nguyen’s superior standup skills. This contrast in fighting styles promises an intriguing matchup for MMA enthusiasts.

ONE 165, headlined by the Rodtang Jitmuangnon vs. Takeru Segawa flyweight kickboxing bout, also features notable fights including Sage Northcutt vs. Shinya Aoki in a flyweight MMA contest.

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