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] Indonesia vs India: Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol, Puja Tomar fight at ‘ONE: Eternal Glory’ in Jakarta

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Indonesia and India were among the 14 countries represented at “ONE: Eternal Glory.” It is the first event of Singapore-based martial arts organization ONE Championship in 2019.

Featuring 10 mixed martial arts matches and two Muay Thai contests, “ONE: Eternal Glory” took place at the Istora Senayan in Jakarta, Indonesia on January 19, 2019. The ninth bout of the evening is a battle between wushu fighters Priscilla “Thathi” Hertati Lumban Gaol, 30, of Jakarta faced Puja “The Cyclone” Tomar, 25, of Madhya Pradesh, India.

Blue Corner

Tomar resides in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India and trains out of Crossfit Fitness Academy in Delhi, India. She is a multiple-time Indian National wushu champion.

Competing professionally since 2013, Tomar fought first in Super Fight League before joining ONE Championship. “ONE: Eternal Glory” marked her third ONE Championship bout.

Red Corner

At the age of 17, Gaol started her wushu training. She went on to become a local boxing champion, an Indonesian National Wushu Champion and a Southeast Asia Games Wushu bronze medalist.

Training out of Siam Training Camp in Jakarta, Gaol was the ONE Championship athlete with the most fights in 2018, winning five out of six. “ONE: Eternal Glory” marked her ninth outing in the Singapore-based promotion.

Fight Result

Gaol and Tomar competed in an MMA bout in the women’s atomweight division at “ONE: Eternal Glory.”

After three five-minute rounds, the contest was left in the hands of the judges. In the end, referee Olivier Coste raised the hand of Tomar, who was declared the winner via split decision.

Winning at “ONE: Eternal Glory” improved Tomar’s professional MMA record to 4 wins and 3 losses. On the other hand, Gaol now has 5 wins and 4 losses.

“ONE: Eternal Glory” Main Events

In the main event of “ONE: Eternal Glory,” Yosuke “Tobizaru” Saruta, 31, of Saitama, Japan will challenge Joshua “The Passion” Pacio, 22, of La Trinidad, Benguet, Philippines. The Japanese challenger won via split decision.

In the co-main event, Alexi “Phet” Serepisos, 24, of New Zealand and Mongkolpetch Petchyindee Academy, 23, of Thailand competed in a Muay Thai contest in the flyweight division. The Thai contender won via unanimous decision.

Brazil, China, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and the United Kingdom were also represented at “ONE: Eternal Glory.” Check the complete fight card here.

Here are Michael Schiavello and Mitch Chilson giving a “ONE: Eternal Glory” recap:

‘ONE: Eternal Glory’ results: Joshua Pacio vs Yosuke Saruta, Alexi Serepisos vs Mongkolpetch Petchyindee Academy

Joshua Pacio, Yosuke Saruta

  • Promotion: ONE Championship
  • Title: “ONE: Eternal Glory
  • Venue: Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Date: January 19, 2019

PRELIMINARY CARD

1. Oscar Yaqut (Indonesia) vs Andreas “Yahyaz” Satyawan (Indonesia)

  • DIVISION: Featherweight (MMA)
  • WINNER: OSCAR YAQUT
  • METHOD: Technical Knockout
  • TIME AND ROUND: 2:36 of Round 2
  • REFEREE: Kemp Cheng

2. Adi “Zenwalk” Paryanto (Jakarta, Indonesia) vs Aziz “The Krauser” Calim (Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia)

  • DIVISION: Strawweight (MMA)
  • WINNER: AZIZ CALIM
  • METHOD: Submission via Rear-Naked Choke
  • TIME AND ROUND: 4:40 of Round 1
  • REFEREE: Kemp Cheng

3. “The Terminator” Sunoto (Jakarta, Indonesia) vs Niu Kang Kang (Shanghai, China)

  • DIVISION: Catchweight (68 kg) (MMA)
  • WINNER: NIU KANG KANG
  • METHOD: Knockout via Head Kick
  • TIME AND ROUND: 0:31 of Round 1
  • REFEREE: Olivier Coste

4. Rasul Yakhyaev (Grozny, Chechnya, Russia) vs Koji “The Commander” Ando (Tokyo, Japan)

  • DIVISION: Lightweight (MMA)
  • WINNER: KOJI ANDO 
  • METHOD: Split Decision
  • ROUNDS: 3
  • REFEREE: Olivier Coste

5. Anthony “The Archangel” Engelen (Netherlands and Indonesia) vs “Pretty Boy” Won Il Kwon (Goyang, South Korea)

  • DIVISION: Featherweight (MMA)
  • WINNER: WON IL KWON
  • METHOD: Technical Knockout
  • TIME AND ROUND: 1:07 of Round 1
  • REFEREE: Kemp Cheng

MAIN CARD

6. Bruno “Puccibull” Pucci (Curitiba, Parana, Brazil) vs Kotetsu “No Face” Boku (Shizuoka, Japan)

  • DIVISION: Featherweight (MMA)
  • WINNER: BRUNO PUCCI 
  • METHOD: Submission via Rear-Naked Choke
  • TIME AND ROUND: 3:32 of Round 1
  • REFEREE: Olivier Coste

7. Stefer “The Lion” Rahardian (Jakarta, Indonesia) vs Robin “The Ilonggo” Catalan (Iloilo, Philippines)

  • DIVISION: Strawweight (MMA)
  • WINNER: ROBIN CATALAN
  • METHOD: Unanimous Decision
  • ROUNDS: 3
  • REFEREE: Kemp Cheng

8. Joseph “The Hurricane” Lasiri (Milan, Italy) vs Jonathan Haggerty (Walworth, London, England)

  • DIVISION: Flyweight (ONE Super Series, Muay Thai)
  • WINNER: JONATHAN HAGGERTY
  • METHOD: Unanimous Decision
  • ROUNDS: 3
  • REFEREE: Atsushi Onari

9. Priscilla “Thathi” Hertati Lumban Gaol (Jakarta, Indonesia) vs Puja Tomar (Muzaffernaga, India)

  • DIVISION: Women’s Atomweight (MMA)
  • WINNER: PUJA TOMAR
  • METHOD: Split Decision
  • ROUNDS: 3
  • REFEREE: Olivier Coste

10. Edward “The Ferocious” Kelly (Baguio City, Philippines) vs Christian “The Warrior” Lee (Singapore)

  • DIVISION: Strawweight (MMA)
  • WINNER: CHRISTIAN LEE
  • METHOD: Technical Knockout
  • TIME AND ROUND: 2:53 of Round 1
  • REFEREE: Kemp Cheng

 CO-MAIN EVENT

11. Alexi “Phet” Serepisos (New Zealands) vs Mongkolpetch Petchyindee Academy (Thailand)

  • DIVISION: Flyweight (ONE Super Series, Muay Thai)
  • WINNER: MONGKOLPETCH PETCHYINDEE ACADEMY
  • METHOD: Unanimous Decision
  • ROUNDS: 3
  • REFEREE: Atsushi Onari

MAIN EVENT

12. Joshua “The Passion” Pacio (La Trinidad, Benguet, Philippines) vs Yosuke “Tobizaru” Saruta (Saitama, Japan)

  • DIVISION: ONE Strawweight World Championship
  • WINNER: YOSUKE SARUTA
  • METHOD: Split Decision
  • ROUNDS: 5
  • REFEREE: Olivier Coste

Cancelled bouts:

  • ONE Strawweight World Championship: Joshua “The Passion” Pacio (La Trinidad, Benguet, Philippines) vs Hayato Suzuki (Takahagi City, Ibaraki, Japan)
  • MMA strawweight: Riski “King Kong” Umar (Ternate, North Maluku, Indonesia) vs Aziz “The Krauser” Calim (Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia)
  • MMA bantamweight: “The Terminator” Sunoto (Jakarta, Indonesia) vs Xie Jun Peng (Harbin, Heilongjiang, China)
  • MMA lightweight: Kharun “Predator” Atlangeriev (Dagestan, Russia) vs Koji “The Commander” Ando (Tokyo, Japan)
  • MMA featherweight: Anthony “The Archangel” Engelen (Netherlands and Indonesia) vs Thai Rithy (Vihea Sua, Kandal, Cambodia)
  • MMA bantamweight: “Lycanthrope” Ahmad Qais Jasoor (Kabul, Afghanistan) vs Masakazu “Ashikan Judan” Imanari (Tokyo, Japan)
  • ONE Super Series kickboxing middlerweight: Florent Kaouachi (Reunion Island, France) vs Steve “The Smashing Machine” Mckinnon (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)
  • MMA featherweight: Yohan “The Ice Man” Mulia Legowo (Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia) vs AJ “Pyro” Lias Mansor (Sabah, Malaysia)