“Killer Bee” Bi Nguyen has a date and opponent for her ONE Championship debut.
After signing with ONE in December last year, the Vietnamese-American female atomweight contender will make her debut opposite Indonesia’s Dwi Ani Retno Wulan at ONE: Roots of Honor in Manila on 12 April.
Nguyen made her foray into mixed martial arts in 2014, winning four of her five matches in the amateur ranks in impressive fashion.
She turned professional in 2016 and she immediately racked up three straight victories to kick off her career.
The 29-year-old Nguyen has competed under the King of the Cage banner, where she built a record of four wins and three losses.
Her last bout was for the King of the Cage atomweight title, but lost to American Jayme Hinshaw via second-round submission. Victory would have brought with it a chance to fight with RIZIN in Japan. It never happened.
Now, “Killer Bee” directs her focus to ONE Championship, where she is set to make her promotional debut.
She won’t be the only Nguyen on the card.
The main event sees reigning featherweight champion Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen defend his title against former champion Narantungalag Jadambaa.
In 2015, Nguyen embarked on an six-bout winning streak, picking up the featherweight and lightweight belts to become a two-division champion.
Last year Nguyen vacated the lightweight belt and will make his return to action against the dangerous veteran Jadambaa.
In the co-main event, a rematch takes place between former champion Joshua “The Passion” Pacio who challenges reigning strawweight champ Yosuke “The Ninja” Saruta of Japan.
Other bouts include:
· Leandro Issa vs. Fu Chang Xin
· Ibrahim El Bouni vs. Andrei Stoica
· Luis Santos vs. James Nakashima
· Edward Kelly vs. Sung Jong Lee
· Eric Kelly vs. Tang Kai
· Niko Soe vs. Eko Roni Saputra
· Ramon Gonzales vs. Akihiro Fujisawa
· Andre Meunier vs. Anderson Silva – Kickboxing
· Saemapetch Fairtex vs. Ognjen Topic – Muay Thai
· Lerdsila PhuketTopTeam vs. Kohei Kodera – Muay Thai