Marat Gafurov vs. Martin Nguyen II set for Kuala Lumpur

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Gafurov puts his title on the line against a surging Martin Nguyen.

Undefeated featherweight world champion Marat Gafurov will put his title on the line against Martin Nguyen when ONE returns to Kuala Lumpur on 18 August.

ONE: Quest for Greatness is set to take place at Stadium Negara, with some of Malaysia’s top fighters including Ann Osman, Agilan Thani and Ev Ting make a return.

Gafurov has racked up 15 wins in his MMA career with not a single loss to his record.

It will be the second time he has faced Australia’s Martin Nguyen, the first being September 2015 when the Russian made fast work of Nguyen.

It was however a big move for Nguyen, who accepted the fight at last moments notice.

At 28-years of age Nguyen has racked up a solid collection of wins with his only loss coming at the hands of Gafurov.

None of Nguyen’s victories have gone to a decision, giving him five solid knockout wins as well as three victories by submission.

Further down the card and ONE has pulled together a solid undercard.

Ev Ting is set to face Nobutatsu Suzuki, while welterweight title challenger Agilan Thani meets Sherif Mohamed. Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon will face Aussie submission ace Reece McLaren.

Subba vs. Lee

Keanu Subba will be hoping that third time’s a charm when he looks to finally meet Christian Lee.

Subba was forced to withdraw from their first two meets due to injury, the latest being in April this year when Subba suffered a grade two sprain on the calcaneofibular ligament.

In addition to some established names, the Malaysia card will see a few new young guns on the line up.

Singaporean strawweight prospect May Ooi (2-2) is set to make her ONE Championship debut opposite Malaysia’s Ann Osman.

Also making his debut is Emilio Urrutia. The Honey Badger cut his teeth with Singapore FC and Full Metal Dojo. In his ONE debut, he meets Filipino sensation Edward Kelly.

ONE: Quest For Greatness
Marat Gafurov vs. Martin Nguyen
Ev Ting vs. Nobutatsu Suzuki
Agilan Thani vs. Sherif Mohamed
Kevin Belingon vs. Reece Mclaren
Gianni Subba vs. Riku Shibuya
Ann Osman vs. May Ooi
Robin Catalan vs. Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke
Keanu Subba vs. Christian Lee
Edward Kelly vs. Emilio Urrutia
Rene Catalan vs. Bu Hou You Ga