Who Is Martin Nguyen? The Australian MMA Fighter Competing In Asia

The potentially unknown, yet incredibly talented MMA fighter.

Australia is home to a number of high-profile MMA fighters, many of which compete in the UFC. But have you ever heard of Martin Nguyen? The Australian MMA fighter with Asian heritage has been on the MMA circuit for close to a decade and after a brief period of time away from the ring, he’s back and ready to fight once again.

Martin Nguyen Quick Facts

Name: Martin Nguyen
Age: 33
DoB: 5 March 1989
Nationality: Australia
Height: 5 ft 8 in / 173cm
Weight: 143.5lbs / 65kg
Reach: 69.7 in / 177cm
Nickname: The Situ-Asian
Net Worth: $1 – 5 million (estimated)
Instagram: @itsmartiinn – 72.3k followers

Who is Martin Nguyen?

Martin Nguyen is an Australian MMA fighter who competes in the ONE Championship. He was born on 5th March 1989 to Vietnamese parents, but moved to Australia at a young age. At school, it’s claimed he had a passion for playing rugby, but after suffering constant injuries, decided he was better off away from the game.

Nguyen then picked up martial arts at the age of 21, initially just to help lose weight and to find a new hobby, but soon realised he had a natural talent for it.

Martin Nguyen MMA career

Image: @itsmartiinn

After picking up MMA at the age of 21, Martin won two amateur tournaments before turning pro in 2012. Competing in the featherweight class, Martin soon took home the Brace Featherweight World Championship in Australia. Following this win, Martin Nguyen signed with the One Championship in Singapore.

Martin’s first bout in the One Championship was a win against Rocky Batolbatol, while his second was a loss to Marat Gafurov. After dusting himself off, Martin Nguyen then went on a serious winning streak, winning his next 6 fights, which included winning both the One Championship Featherweight title and the One Championship Lightweight title, both in 2017.

With these two championships to his name, Martin Nguyen became the first-ever two-division titleholder in One Championship history.

Since these two wins, Martin has continued to win fights throughout his career, although some losses have occurred, which have included losing both of his Championship titles.

His most recent fight, a Main Card event against Kiril Gorobets, came on the 11th of March 2022, which resulted in a win for Nguyen.

Martin Nguyen’s next fight will be a Main Card event in the lightweight championship on the 30th September 2022, against Ilya Freymanov.

Martin Nguyen Career Stats

Martin Nguyen’s career stats stand at 14-5-0 (win, loss, draw). 10 of his wins have come via technical knockout, 3 by submission and 1 by unanimous decision.

Martin Nguyen wife & family

Image: @brooke_nguyen

Martin is married to Brooke Nguyen, and the couple have three children together, Kai, Tiarna, and Madison.

Martin Nguyen net worth

Martin Nguyen’s net worth is subject of debate, with numerous other publications listing it as anywhere between $1 million – $30 million. Erring on the side of caution and because his financial status isn’t publicly available information, we’d place Nguyen’s net worth between $1 – $5 million.

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Martin Nguyen FAQ

How old is Martin Nguyen?

Martin Nguyen is 33 years old. His birthday is 5th March 1989.

When is Martin Nguyen's next fight?

Martin Nguyen's next fight will be a Main Card event in the lightweight championship on the 30th September 2022, against Ilya Freymanov.

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