Martin Nguyen wants a submission grappling showdown with Christian Lee at ONE X. Nguyen noted the same after his triumphant win at ONE: Lights Out and says that Lee should take up the fight if he wants to stay relevant.
“If Christian wants to stay relevant… I know he’s not going to come down to featherweight to fight me… let’s do a grappling match at ONE X, man. Let’s do it. I’m sure he wants to get that one back. I choked him out the first time we fought. I’m sure he wants to get that one back. Let’s make that happen,” Nguyen said [h/t Sportskeeda].
Nguyen and Lee have a lot of history behind them. The two fighters have fought twice in ONE Championship already. The first fight between the two happened back in 2016 at ONE: Heroes of the World and it was Nguyen that came out on top via a first-round submission victory.
Two years later, Nguyen and Lee fought again and this time around as well, it was Nguyen that secured the victory although the fight went the complete distance.
Lee is currently coming off a loss against Ok Rae Yoon which saw him drop the ONE Lightweight World Title. He was on a six-fight winning streak prior to this loss. Nguyen, on the other hand, just snapped his two-fight losing streak and secured a dominant victory against Kirill Gorobets at ONE: Lights Out.
ONE X already has a stacked card and will be headlined by the ONE Atomweight title contest between Angela Lee and Stamp Fairtex.
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