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ONE Championship Odds and Pick – Lee vs Nastyukhin

Dylan Bowker

by Dylan Bowker in Mixed Martial Arts

Apr 13, 2021 · 7:57 AM PDT

Lee vs Nastyukhin - ONE Championship
Christian Lee takes on Timofey Nastyukhin in the lightweight ONE Championship on April 14th, 2021 in Singapore.
  • Lee vs Nastyukhin goes Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 at 8:30 PM EST
  • Who emerges from The Circle as the ONE lightweight champion?
  • Check out the fight odds, analysis, and predictions below

Christian Lee and Timofey Nastyukhin will test skills inside Singapore Indoor Stadium. The lead card kicks off on Bleacher Report but Lee vs Nastyukhin broadcasts on TNT.

The ONE Championship lightweight world title is on the line with Lee aiming to defend his throne against the hungry contender Nastyukhin.

Christian Lee vs Timofey Nastyukhin Odds

Fighter Odds
Christian Lee -250
Timofey Nastyukhin +180

Odds as of Apr 13

This second installment of the ONE on TNT series promises fistic fireworks with this caliber of bout topping the marquee.

Christian Lee’s Second Title Defense

Christian Lee is aiming to make the sophomore defense of his ONE Championship lightweight title. The Warrior is both the reigning and defending lineal belt-holder as well as the ONE lightweight Grand Prix champion.

Lee is on a five-fight win streak and his last fight saw him halt Iuri Lapicus. The first-round TKO win came in October and marked the inaugural defense of Christian Lee’s lightweight belt.

Out of his three career losses, Lee has only lost to Martin Nguyen (two times to the dominant former featherweight champion) and to Edward Kelly (A loss via disqualification after a suplex was deemed illegal).

The last defeat was that DQ outcome and Lee has been riding that aforementioned winning streak since.

Timofey Nastyukhin’s Crack at the Belt

Timofey Nastyukhin is currently ranked at number three in ONE Championship’s lightweight hierarchy.

He earned a huge statement win when he emphatically finished former Bellator and UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez in the ONE Circle.

Nastyukhin is riding back-to-back victories heading into this title bid. His last outing saw him conquer Pieter Buist via unanimous decision in November.

Despite his most recent outing going to the judges’ scorecards, Nastyukhin is generally one to halt the pugilistic proceedings inside the distance.

Lee is the taller fighter and will likely play the rangier game in this fight. Timing his entries forward and using his length to pick his opponent apart with strikes at a distance.

Conversely, Nastyukhin will look to get in close and court a more phone “booth fighting centric” style in the standup. He also has shown proficiency with grounded strikes and that aspect of his game could be a difference-maker in this fight.

While ONE has since amended their soccer kick rules, Timofey Nastyukhin still has a myriad of other grounded strikes to utilize under this Global ruleset. These rules differ from the rules utilized in North America as many new fans found out at ONE on TNT I last week.

Lee vs Nastyukhin Tale of the Tape

Lee
VS
Nastyukhin
14-3 Record 14-4
9 Knockouts 7
4 Submissions 4
5’10/ Not Available Height/ Reach 5’7/ Not Available
Shinya Aoki, Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev, Iuri Lapicus Significant Wins Eddie Alvarez, Eduard Folayang, Amir Khan
Orthodox Stance Orthodox

Despite his abilities as a finisher and the multiplicity of his skillset, consistency has been a bit of an issue for Nastyukhin. He has yet to put together three straight victories within the ONE Circle.

I think Christian Lee not only makes a successful second defense of his belt but I see him halting Nastyukhin inside the distance on Wednesday night.

Ultimately, I favor the champion besting the challenger when Lee vs Nastyukhin goes down.

Pick: Christian Lee (-250)

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