Martin Nguyen vs Li Kai Wen added to One: Global Rivals

One FC - Martin Nguyen vs Rocky Batolbatol

Australian based Martin Nguyen has been added to the next One Championship and will face Chinese fighter Li Kai Wen.

The event, One: Global Rivals takes place at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines on April 15.

After capturing the Brace featherweight title back in November 2013, KMA trained Nguyen did not make his One Championship debut until a year later where he submitted Rocky Batolbatol. He then lost via submission to current champion Marat Gafurov before bouncing back in November, defeating Edward Kelly.

Nguyen will come against Chinese youngster Li Kai Wen who will be stepping up to face his most experienced opponent to date after winning four straight inside the One Championship promotion. His last win was against fellow countryman Sen Yang this past January via Decision.

Nguyen will finish his camp at AKA Thailand and joins Australian based Reece McLaren and Natalie Gonzales Hills on the event.

The event will be headlined by Ben Askren as he defends his One welterweight title against Russian fighter Nikolay Aleksakhin.

Fight Card:

  • Ben Askren vs Nikolay Aleksakhin
  • Geje Eustaquio vs Gianni Subba
  • Lowen Tynanes vs Koji Ando
  • Eric Kelly vs Timofey Nastyukhin
  • Muin Gafurov vs Reece McLaren (Australia)
  • Vaughn Donayre vs Honorio Banario
  • April Osenio vs Natalie Gonzales Hills (Australia)
  • Danny Kingad vs Muhamad Haidar
  • Bernard Soriano vs Sunoto Peringkat
  • Martin Nguyen (Australia) vs Li Kai Wen
Started Martial Arts training after watching Mr Miyagi and Daniel-son in Karate Kid back in 1987. By the time MMA arrived many years later, I was hooked. Coverage of local MMA was via scarce posts on forums like the Underground and Sherdog. I embarked on covering the sport in 2002 and since then have written thousands of articles for both print and online media, before branching out and starting Fight News Australia in 2010. Outside the site, I dream of riding in an F1 car.