Vietnamese-born boxer Steven Nguyen made the MMA jungle king receive his first defeat


Friday, September 24, 2021 16:22 PM (GMT+7)

(Sports news, martial arts news) Vietnamese-American boxer has an impressive victory at the UFC fighter selection event.

Video summarizing the match between Steven Nguyen and the Malaysian “king of the jungle”

Participating in Contenders Series 2021, the event to select fighters for the UFC arena on September 22, Vietnamese-American boxer Steven Nguyen had a victory over talented Malaysian boxer Theo Rlayang.

Steven Nguyen (right) defeated the “king of the jungle” Malaysia (left) but could not win a place in the UFC

Both fighters wanted to win the UFC contract, so they entered the fight with a cautious attitude. Competing for sure, saving each blow, Steven Nguyen and “king of the jungle” Theo Rlayang competed “for tit-for-tat”, chasing each other closely.

The match ended in the 3rd round, after the statistics of the referees simultaneously gave Steven a higher score with 29-27, 29-27, 30-26 respectively.

Despite winning against the undefeated Malaysian puncher, thereby reaching his 8th career victory (1 loss), Steven could not fulfill his desire to join the UFC arena.

At the Contender Series 2021 event, 5 boxers won, but the organizers only selected 4 people to sign with UFC and left Steven alone.

Unable to win a place in the UFC, the 28-year-old boxer will have to continue to try harder in the next matches to catch the eye of Dana White, the UFC event president.

Source: https://tcdulichtphcm.vn/the-thao/vo-si-goc-viet-steven-nguyen-khien-34vua-rung34-mma-nhan-that-…

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