Marat Gafurov (ONE Championship)

ONE Championship 31 ‘Odyssey of Champions’ Results: Gafurov Submits Nguyen to Capture Interim Belt

On Sunday, Sept. 27, ONE Championship held its 31st event, dubbed Oydessy of Championsfrom the Istora Senayan in Jakarta, Indonesia.

In the night’s main event, the promotion’s featherweight champion, Jadamba Narantungalag, was expected to defend his belt against Marat Gafurov, but a last-minute change resulted in Gafurov taking on Martin Nguyen for an interim title. Gafurov needed just 41 seconds to put away Nguyen via submission and set up a future unification bout with Narantungalag.

Marat Gafurov def. Martin Nguyen by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 0:41 – for interim featherweight title
Vincent Latoel def. Arnaud Lepont by TKO (punches and soccer kicks). Round 2, 0:15
Koji Ando def. Roger Huerta by unanimous decision
Alexey Butorin def. Leandro Ataides by knockout (head kick and punches). Round 2, 3:18
Herbert Burns def. Timofey Nastyukhin by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 3:26
Jake Butler def. Cristiano Kaminishi by unanimous decision
Muin Gafurov def. Casey Suire by knockout (spinning back kick). Round 1, 0:55
Angela Lee def. Mona Samir by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 3:49
Yusup Saadulaev def. Sotir Kichukov by submission (arm-triangle choke). Round 2, 1:10