Timofey Nastyukhin jumped on the scene with a first round KO against the “Underground King” Eddie Alvarez in the Quarterfinal of the One Championship Lightweight Grand Prix back on March 31st 2019.
Returned to the ring against Pieter Buist at One Championship Inside the Matrix 2 on November 6th 2020. Finally watching Timofey fight again, Hunting for the One Championship Lightweight Title.
“You can find positive things even during an injury. Now I am ready to get back. I am hungry and healthy, actually I have been ready to fight since January.”https://asianmma.com/timofey-nastyukhin-discusses-injury-nightmare-and-comeback-fight/
The Russian Assassin trains with some of the best fighters in the world from Russia Top Team, Shamil Gamzatov and Sarvardzhon Khamidov. Tiger Muay Thai with Valentina Shevchenko, Petr Yan, Arman Tsarukyan, Damir Ismagulov, Rafael Fiziev and coached by one of the best MMA coaches in George Hickman.
Beginning of 2021 love to see Timofey Nastyukhin fight Iuri Lapicus former One Championship title challenger. Since Timofey is the #4th ranked One Championship Lightweight makes sense to fight Lapicus who just challenged Christian Lee for the Lightweight title.
No doubt with a win against Lapicus will LEAD him to fighting the prodigy Christian Lee.
Definitely the toughest fight for Christian Lee up to this point. Looking forward to watching Timofey fighting Christian Lee in one of the best Lightweight fights in 2021.
“Christian Lee is a prodigy of MMA. He is a rapidly developing athlete and a well-rounded fighter. It would be nice to meet him some day.”
“I love his fighting style. I’ve been watching Timofey ever since he started in ONE Championship,” he says.
“I think that would be a very exciting fight for the fans. I feel like he is a guy who gets written off because he has faced so many injuries in his career, but he is definitely a very dangerous opponent. I think after a few more fights, we could see him getting a title shot as well.”