Survivor: Bi Nguyen loses ONE: Masters of Destiny fight in split decision

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Survivor: David vs. Goliath’s Bi Nguyen quit the game after suffering an injury to protect her MMA career, which saw a tough-fought loss this past Friday.

When Bi Nguyen puller herself out of the game early in Survivor: David vs. Goliath, I had commented at the time that although it was a quit, it was a justified quit. She had to think about her larger MMA career, and a significant leg injury could sideline her for much longer than the remainder of the game, if not force her to call it a career early if it got significantly worse.

Since then, she’s signed onto the ONE Championship company and even got into an Atomweight ONE: Masters of Destiny MMA fight on Friday night, fighting a preliminary match out of Vietnam and the United States against Myanmar’s Bozhena “Toto” Antoniyar. She was a tough opponent, as in her first fight Antoniyar claimed the fastest women’s knockout in ONE history.

You could say it was a veritable David vs. Goliath moment for Bi Nguyen, and I’m not talking about Survivor this time. The match went to three rounds but, because there wasn’t a knockout or technical knockout (referee stops the match due to concerns for the fighter re: submission or injury), the outcome of the match went to the judges scoring each round.

Unfortunately for Killer Bee, the judges found a split decision in favor of her opponent, Toto, meaning two of the judges found that Toto won the majority two of three rounds via landed punches and control on the mat. The third judge, however, saw Bi Nguyen as the worthy winner. You can watch the match in its entirety above if you would like to enjoy highway robbery.

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Even the referee lifted Bi Nguyen’s hand before fully understanding the judges gave it to her opponent, not Bi. She responded with grace and dignity like a true Survivor player after the match instead of, you know, insisting that the audience at home should receive a percentage of the vote like other people who felt robbed of a win.