ONE on TNT 2: Lee vs. Nastyukhin takes place on Wednesday, April 14 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up the betting odds for the event, and MMAOB staff writer Adam Martin takes a look at the opening odds below.
ONE on TNT 2 Odds
Christian Lee -185
Timofey Nastyukhin +150
Shuya Kamikubo -800
Mitchell Chamale +500
Yoshiki Nakahara -260
Shinechagtga Zoltsetseg +200
Wang Shuo -265
Kim Kyu Sung +205
Here are my quick thoughts on the ONE on TNT 2 Opening Odds:
- Just some advice, in general, following the ONE on TNT 1 card last week. Obviously, the rules in ONE Championship are much different and you need to take that into account before betting on this promotion’s fights. There is the chance your fighter can get a red card and be DQed and fighters are allowed to throw shots at downed opponents. Both of those things came into play last week at ONE on TNT 1. I know that card left a sour taste in a lot of peoples’ mouths, especially those who had money on Alvarez, and I understand that. But this is a very solid promotion and I don’t think that first card reflected the quality of fights in ONE Championship.
- The main event of ONE on TNT 2 features ONE lightweight champion Christian Lee (14-3) putting his belt on the line against No. 1 contender Timofey Nastyukhin (14-4). Lee is only 22 years old and is one of the poster boys of ONE Championship. He started fighting in the promotion in 2015 when he was just 16 years old. Over the years all of his professional bouts have taken place in ONE Championship, and he’s racked up a very solid record overall in the promotion. While he does have three losses in his ONE career, he hasn’t lost since 2018, and since then, he has won his last five fights in a row. Those wins include victories over the likes of veteran Shinya Aoki and a knockout win over Iuri Lapicus in his last outing. It’s clear that Lee is very good and ONE wants to promote him as a star for their company going forward. That being said, he is in for a tough fight here against Nastyukhin, who is coming off of two straight wins including a TKO win over former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez in a big upset. Believe it or not, but Nastyukhin has been on the ONE roster since 2014, but it feels like it wasn’t until he beat Alvarez that he started to get more attention. Anyways, this should be an awesome fight, and I have a feeling someone gets finished. I would lean towards the younger Lee to get the job done, but you’d be foolish to count out Nastyukhin in this spot.
- The other fights on the card feature a number of lesser-known fighters on the ONE roster. Given the lopsided odds and the fact these fighters aren’t as well known as some of the other fighters on the ONE roster, I would really only bet on these fights if you have a good edge.