The CrAsian has a full plate ahead of herself indeed. The reigning and defending King of the Cage Atomweight Champion puts her 105lb title on the line against Canadian slugger Melissa Karagianis this Saturday in Niagra Falls NY.
You can see this fight streamed live here at andynguyen.org This is a rematch of their first encounter back at CUFF 9 on November 21, 2015 which saw Karagianis get the win with a razor thin decision. but as the champ said
“IT’S THE YEAR OF REDEMPTION”
Not looking past this Saturday night. But the champion has another fight lined up for the Japanese promotion Rizin. Nguyen has been entered into the Rizin Atomweight Gran Prix and will face Asian Shoot Box star Rena Kubota on October 15, and the winner will move on to compete New Years night. Kubota has a combined kickboxing and ShootBoxing record of 35-5-1 and has won the Shoot boxing S-Cup 4 times ( 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014). Rena is also (4-0) in WMMA. She has finished all four opponents. Two by submission and the latest two by strikes to the body.
Nguyen, with a win Saturday night. Will enter the Rizin GP 6-3 with a four fight win streak. This fight will be one for the fans. I don’t see this or any CrAsian fight being boring in the least!