Vietnam, the United States and Indonesia were among the 18 countries represented at “ONE: Roots of Honor.” It was the second ONE Championship event in 2019 held in the Philippines.
Featuring two kickboxing contests, two Muay Thai bouts and 11 mixed martial arts matches, “ONE: Roots of Honor” took place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines on April 12, 2019. In the second bout of the evening, Bi “Killer Bee” Nguyen, 29, of Vietnam and the U.S. faced Dwi Ani Retno Wulan , 20, of Nguluhan, Central Java, Indonesia.
Wulan is a state Muay Thai champion. She is training out of Han Academy in Surakarta, Central Java.
“ONE: Roots of Honor” marked Wulan’s second ONE Championship outing. In her promotional debut at “ONE: Warrior’s Dream” on November 17, 2018 at the Stadium Istora in Jakarta, Indonesia, she defeated Putri Padmi, 25, of Jakarta.
Nguyen competed in the 37th season of “Survivor,” making her the first MMA fighter to compete in the CBS reality series. A daughter of Vietnamese refugees, she was 8 years old when she and her family moved to the U.S.
“ONE: Roots of Honor” marked Nguyen’s ONE Championship debut. She is training out of Tiger Muay Thai in Phuket, Thailand.
Nguyen and Wulan competed in an MMA match in the women’s atomweight division. Olivier Coste served as the referee.
Coste put a stop to the atomweight contest after 3 minutes and 55 seconds in the second round. Nguyen knocked out Wulan via strikes.
Winning at “ONE: Roots of Honor” improved Nguyen’s professional MMA record to 5 wins and 3 losses. On the other hand, Wulan now has 1 win and 1 loss.
“ONE: Roots of Honor” Main Events
In the co-main event, Joshua “The Passion” Pacio, 23, of the Philippines challenged reigning ONE Strawweight World Champion Yosuke “The Ninja” Saruta, 31, of Japan in a rematch. The Filipino challenger knocked out the Japanese defending champion in the fourth round.
In the main event, reigning ONE Featherweight World Champion Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen, 29, of Australia and Vietnam defended his belt against former champion Narantungalag “Tungaa” Jadambaa, 43, of Mongolia. The Vietnamese-Australian defending champion knocked out the Mongolian challenger in the second round.
Afghanistan, Australia, Brazil, China, Cuba, Japan, Mongolia, Morocco, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand were also represented at “ONE: Roots of Honor.” Check the complete results on Conan Daily.