Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Fernandes vs Nguyen?
Bibiano Fernandes beat Martin Nguyen by split decision in their 5 round contest, during the main event of ONE Championship – Iron Will, on Saturday 24th March 2018 at Impact Arena in Bangkok.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Bibiano Fernandes.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
This contest was for the One Championship bantamweight championship.
Fernandes vs Nguyen stats
Bibiano Fernandes stepped into the ring with a record of 21 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Martin Nguyen made his way to the ring with a record of 10 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Nguyen had a massive power advantage over Fernandes, boosting at 70% knock out percentage over Fernandes' 10%.
Bibiano Fernandes was the older man by 9 years, at 42 years old.
Nguyen had a height advantage of 1 inch over Fernandes.
Fernandes was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 13 more fights, and made his debut in 2004, 7 years and 9 months earlier than Nguyen, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 72 more professional rounds, 72 to Nguyen's 0.