Christian Lee Routs Timofey Nastyukhin in 73 Seconds, Retains One Championship Title

By Brian Knapp Apr 15, 2021



Stock in Christian Lee continues to surge under the One Championship flag.

Lee retained his undisputed lightweight crown in scintillating fashion, as he put away Timofey Nastyukhin with punches a little more than a minute into their One on TNT 2 headliner on Wednesday at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore. Unable to build on back-to-back wins over Eddie Alvarez and Pieter Buist, Nastyukhin (14-5, 7-4 One) crashed and burned 1:13 into Round 1.

After failing to secure a takedown, Lee (15-3, 15-3 One) clipped the Russian with a left hook, pushed him to the canvas and unloaded with a barrage of punches. Nastyukhin failed to intelligently defend himself from the assault, prompting referee Mohamad Sulaiman to intervene.

The 22-year-old Lee has won six fights in a row, four of them inside one round.

Meanwhile, Shuo Wang wiped out Kyu Sung Kim with an elbow strike and follow-up punches in the third round of their flyweight feature. Kim (15-5, 1-3 One) bowed out 1:51 into Round 3, as he suffered his third loss in four appearances.

Neither man separated himself through the first two rounds. Kim appeared to turn a corner in the third with body kicks and straight right hands. However, Wang (12-4, 1-0 One) countered left hook from the South Korean and stepped in with a devastating standing elbow. Kim collapsed and ate a few more punches before the stoppage was called.

Wang, 26, has rattled off five consecutive victories, three of them finishes.

In other action, Shinechagtaga Zoltsetseg (6-3, 5-2 One) was disqualified after he delivered an illegal soccer kick to Yoshiki Nakahara (15-5, 3-1 One) in the second round of their featherweight battle; Shuya Kamikubo (12-1, 5-0 One) submitted Mitchell Chamale (7-3, 0-1 One) with a rear-naked choke 2:13 into the second round of their bantamweight affair; and Janet Todd put away Anne Line Hogstad with a body kick 1:36 into the third round of a women’s atomweight clash contested under muay Thai rules.
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