Bi Nguyen and Lin Heqin locked horns today in the lead card of ONE: Bad Blood.
Lin was having success in the first round thanks to her bigger reach. She managed to land some good strikes throughout the round. Nguyen was having trouble closing distance in the second round but Nguyen was dictating the pace and showing aggressiveness throughout the round. Nguyen pushing forward with her constant pressure was the narrative of the third round as well. The fight went to the ground mid-way through the third round with Lin landing some damage. Nguyen got herself a takedown of her own in the last minute of the fight before the action was wrapped up. The judges ruled the fight in favor of Heqin via a unanimous decision.
Bi Nguyen came into the fight on the back of a decision loss against Jenelyn Olsim. Prior to that, she had secured a win over The Indian Tigress Ritu Phogat and also became the first fighter to defeat Ritu in professional MMA. The American, however, had been on a slow run having picked up only one win in her last five fights.
Lin Heqin, on the other hand, had a record of 14-3 to her name ahead of the fight. She came into the fight on the back of a defeat against Ritu Phogat prior to which she was on a 11-fight winning streak spanning across three years.
Prior to the fight between Nguyen and Heqin, the event saw the fight between Tial Thang and Sunoto Peringkat ending in a no contest. Odie Delaney picked up a submission win over Thomas Narmo as well.
ONE: Bad Blood was headlined by the ONE Interim Heavyweight title fight between Anatoly Malykhin and Kirill Grishenko. It was originally supposed to be headlined by the Bantamweight title bout between Bibiano Fernandes and John Lineker but the fight fell through.
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