Kim Jae Woong scored a huge upset knocking out the heavily favoured former champion Martin Nguyen in the first round of their featherweight battle on Friday at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
The No.5 ranked Jae Woong and No.1 ranked Nguyen both came out firing with guns blazing as they both looked to secure a world title shot with a victory but it was the South Korean, who finished victorious over the former division king.
Nguyen started out with leg kicks, looking to slow Jae Woong down, while the latter was busy trying to establish his jab. Nguyen Lolled comfortable early and was able to back Jae Woong up with his spectacular offence backing it up with some good defensive display.
Jae Woong was able to get in the fight and started connecting but Nguyen replies with low kicks and left a stiff jab out in his face. Nguyen was having his time and looked to finish off the fight early with his famous knockout right but that was detected by Jae Woong who lunched a counter for that to floor the former champion.
Jae Woong followed up that knockdown with a flurry in his ground and pound to finish off the former champion at exactly 3: 15 of the opening round.
The victory takes Jae Woong up with 10-3. As announced by ONE Championship Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong, Jae Woong will be the next to fight for the World championship after the Reigning Champion Thanh Le makes a defense of the title against Garry Tonon at ONE X on December fifth.
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