Martin Nguyen to defend ONE title against Koyomi Matsushima in August

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ONE Championship announced the main event attraction to the already-stacked “Dawn of Heroes” show on Aug. 2, revealing that Martin Nguyen will put his featherweight belt on the line versus Koyomi Matsushima.

The fight card will take place at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines, and includes previously announced bouts featuring former UFC champions Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez against Tatsumitsu Wada and Eduard Folayang, respectively.

Nguyen (12-3), who once was a double champion in ONE and even attempted to hold titles in three titles simultaneously, finished Narantungalag Jadambaa in the second round in his last appearance in April.

Matsushima (11-3), a former featherweight title contender under the Pancrase banner, finished Marat Gafurov inside one round in his ONE debut last September before scoring a decision victory over Won Il Kwon in June.

The complete card can be seen below.

Martin Nguyen vs. Koyomi Matsushima
Jonathan Haggerty vs. Rodtang Jitmuangnon (flyweight muay thai championship)
Eduard Folayang vs. Eddie Alvarez
Demetrious Johnson vs. Tatsumitsu Wada (flyweight GP semifinal)
Danny Kingad vs. Kairat Akhmetov (flyweight GP semifinal)
Honorio Banario vs. Timofey Nastyukhin (lightweight GP semifinal)
Nuenglanlek Jitmuangnon vs. Chris Shaw (muay thai)
Reece McLaren vs. Yuya Wakamatsu
Leandro Issa vs. Daichi Takenaka
Ayaka Miura vs. Samara Santos
James Nakashima vs. Yushin Okami
Edward Kelly vs. Xie Bin
Pongsiri Mitsatit vs. Miao Li Tao
Samara Santos vs. Ayaka Miura



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