Bi Nguyen is ready to counter Puja Tomar’s strengths at ‘ONE: Immortal Triumph’ in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Bi Nguyen (©ONE Championship)
Bi Nguyen (©ONE Championship)

Bi “Killer Bee” Nguyen was one of the Vietnamese martial artists featured in the open workout held by ONE Championship as a preliminary activity for “ONE: Immortal Triumph” at the Hotel Nikko Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on September 3, 2019. The Vietnamese-American fighter is set to make her debut in the Singapore-based organization’s striking-only league ONE Super Series.

“I’m excited to compete in ONE Super Series,” Nguyen stated. “This organization has so much talent, and the opportunities for athletes are endless. One of the biggest reasons why I love being in ONE Championship is because I can fully test my abilities in all areas of fighting.”

Featuring kickboxing and Muay Thai bouts only, “ONE: Immortal Triumph” is the first ever ONE Championship event that does not have any mixed martial arts match on the card. In the eighth bout of the evening, Nguyen will face her fellow ONE Super Series debutante Puja Tomar of India in a Muay Thai bout in the atomweight division.

“I am in no way taking my opponent, Puja Tomar, lightly,” Nguyen shared. “I’ve prepared very well to counter her strengths and what she brings to the table. I expect a great performance for the both of us and the fans happy with the action they get to see. I’m definitely going for the finish if it presents itself!”

“ONE: Immortal Triumph” marks Nguyen’s third outing in ONE Championship. As a professional MMA fighter, she has 1 win and 1 loss in the promotion.

Taking place at the Phu Tho Indoor Stadium in Ho Chi Minh City on September 6, 2019, “ONE: Immortal Triumph” is the first ever ONE Championship event to take place in Vietnam. Aside from Vietnam, 14 other countries will be represented namely Australia, Brazil, France, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Russia, Slovakia, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Ticket information for “ONE: Immortal Triumph” is available at www.onefc.comHere is a clip from the recent workout in Ho Chi Minh City:

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[PHOTOS] Myanmar vs Vietnam: Bozhena Antoniyar, Bi Nguyen at ‘ONE: Masters of Destiny’ in Malaysia

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Myanmar, Vietnam and the United States were among the countries represented at the ONE Championship event titled “ONE: Masters of Destiny” on July 12, 2019. The fight card featured mixed martial arts matches as well as ONE Super Series contests including Muay Thai and kickboxing bouts.

ONE Championship held “ONE: Masters of Destiny” at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In the third bout of the evening, Bozhena “Toto” Antoniyar, 24, of Myanmar faced  Bi “Killer Bee” Nguyen, 29, of Vietnam and the U.S.

Blue Corner

Antoniyar is training out of is training out Bali MMA in Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia and is representing Team Toto in Myanmar. “ONE: Masters of Destiny” marked her fourth ONE Championship bout.

Red Corner

Nguyen is training out of Tiger Muay Thai in Phuket, Thailand. “ONE: Masters of Destiny” marked her second ONE Championship bout.

Results

Antoniyar and Nguyen competed in an MMA match in the women’s atomweight division with Motohiro Tsuruwa as the referee.

After three three-minute rounds, the Muay Thai contest was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, Tsuruwa raised the hand of Antoniyar, who was declared the winner via split decision.

Winning at “ONE: Masters of Destiny” improved the professional MMA record of Antoniyar to 3 wins and 1 loss. On the other hand, Nguyen now has 5 wins and 4 losses.

Check the complete “ONE: Masters of Destiny” results on Conan Daily.

Countries

Including Myanmar, Vietnam and the U.S., 19 countries were represented at “ONE: Masters of Destiny.” The others were Australia, Brazil, China, Finland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Scotland, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.

Antoniyar solely represented Myanmar at “ONE: Masters of Destiny.” Nguyen was one of the three representatives of the U.S. and the only representative of Vietnam.

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[PHOTOS] Vietnam vs Indonesia: Bi Nguyen, Dwi Ani Retno Wulan fight at ‘ONE: Roots of Honor’ in the Philippines

 

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Vietnam, the United States and Indonesia were among the 18 countries represented at “ONE: Roots of Honor.” It was the second ONE Championship event in 2019 held in the Philippines.

Featuring two kickboxing contests, two Muay Thai bouts and 11 mixed martial arts matches, “ONE: Roots of Honor” took place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines on April 12, 2019. In the second bout of the evening, Bi “Killer Bee” Nguyen, 29, of Vietnam and the U.S. faced Dwi Ani Retno Wulan , 20, of Nguluhan, Central Java, Indonesia.

Blue Corner

Wulan  is a state Muay Thai champion. She is training out of Han Academy in Surakarta, Central Java.

“ONE: Roots of Honor” marked Wulan’s second ONE Championship outing. In her promotional debut at “ONE: Warrior’s Dream” on November 17, 2018 at the Stadium Istora in Jakarta, Indonesia, she defeated Putri Padmi, 25, of Jakarta.

Red Corner

Nguyen competed in the 37th season of “Survivor,” making her the first MMA fighter to compete in the CBS reality series. A daughter of Vietnamese refugees, she was 8 years old when she and her family moved to the U.S.

“ONE: Roots of Honor” marked Nguyen’s ONE Championship debut. She is training out of Tiger Muay Thai in Phuket, Thailand.

Fight Result

Nguyen and Wulan competed in an MMA match in the women’s atomweight division. Olivier Coste served as the referee.

Coste put a stop to the atomweight contest after 3 minutes and 55 seconds in the second round. Nguyen knocked out Wulan via strikes.

Winning at “ONE: Roots of Honor” improved Nguyen’s professional MMA record to 5 wins and 3 losses. On the other hand, Wulan now has 1 win and 1 loss.

“ONE: Roots of Honor” Main Events

In the co-main event, Joshua “The Passion” Pacio, 23, of the Philippines challenged reigning ONE Strawweight World Champion Yosuke “The Ninja” Saruta, 31, of Japan in a rematch. The Filipino challenger knocked out the Japanese defending champion in the fourth round.

In the main event, reigning ONE Featherweight World Champion Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen, 29, of Australia and Vietnam defended his belt against former champion Narantungalag “Tungaa” Jadambaa, 43, of Mongolia. The Vietnamese-Australian defending champion knocked out the Mongolian challenger in the second round.

Afghanistan, Australia, Brazil, China, Cuba, Japan, Mongolia, Morocco, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand were also represented at “ONE: Roots of Honor.” Check the complete results on Conan Daily.

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Vietnamese-American Bi Nguyen is 1st MMA fighter on ‘Survivor’

Bi Nguyen
Bi Nguyen

One of the contestants of the 37th season of “Survivor” is mixed martial artist Bi “KillHer Bee” Nguyen, 28, of Houston, Texas, United States. This makes the daughter of Vietnamese refugees the first MMA fighter to compete in the CBS reality series.

Nguyen was eight years old when she, her parents and seven siblings immigrated from Vietnam to the United States. The family then settled in Oakland, California.

When Nguyen was 15, she moved to Houston. It was at a local gym called 4oz Fight Club where she started to train kickboxing and Muay Thai.

On July 12, 2014, Nguyen made her MMA debut at “USACA- Legacy Amateur Series 16” where she knocked out Ashley Milligan, 24, of Texas. As an amateur MMA fighter, the Vietnamese-American athlete who competes in the atomweight division had 4 wins and 1 loss.

On July 1, 2016, Nguyen made her professional MMA debut. As a professional fighter, she has 4 wins and 3 losses.

The last time Nguyen won in the cage was on February 17, 2018 when she defeated Cassie “The Hulk” Robb, 28, of Casper, Wyoming at “KOTC: Prevail” via split decision. One week before the win, the Vietnamese-American atomweight fighter’s father died of liver cancer.

“His loss really reminded me of why I fight,” Nguyen told ESPN. “I did it in honor of him.”

The casting director of “Survivor” called Nguyen on the same day her father passed away. She told MMA Junkie that she had mixed emotions at the time and it was “hard to process.”

“But thinking about my dad, it was like, ‘Dad would say, Yes,’ so it just fell in my lap,” Nguyen told the publication. “It was really, really meant to be.”

Filmed in Mamanuca Islands, Fiji from March 29, 2018 to May 6, 2018, “Survivor” Season 37 features 20 castaways, who are divided into two teams. Team David has 10 underdogs including Nguyen while Team Goliath has 10 topdogs.

Hosted by Jeff Probst, the new season of the reality series titled “Survivor: David vs Goliath” will premiere on CBS on September 26, 2018. Get to know Nguyen and her fellow castaways here: