Jadamba Narantungalag

Jadamba Narantungalag (born December 16, 1975) is a Mongolian professional mixed martial artist, kickboxer and grappler who has fought for World Victory Road, K-1 MAX, Legend FC, Art of War Fighting Championship, and ONE Championship.

Jadamba Narantungalag
Born (1975-12-16) December 16, 1975 (age 44)
Bugat, Bulgan, Mongolia
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight154 lb (70 kg; 11.0 st)[1]
DivisionLightweight (former)
Featherweight (current)
StyleJudo, Karate, Kickboxing, Bökh, BJJ
Fighting out ofUlaanbaatar, Mongolia
TeamTeam Tungaa (2004–present)
Sengoku Training Players (2010–2011)
TrainerArai Junichi
Rank2nd dan black belt in Judo
Black belt in Kyokushin Karate
Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active2004–present
Kickboxing record
By knockout3
By knockout1
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout3
By submission5
By decision6
By knockout3
By submission2
By decision1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Narantungalag has fought the likes of Masato, Buakaw Banchamek, and Albert Kraus in K-1 kickboxing.


He first began Judo as a child, before moving to kyokushin as a teenager. He began training mixed martial arts, kickboxing, and Brazilian jiujitsu when he moved to Japan.

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Narantungalag had a slow start to his mixed martial arts career, losing his first two professional bouts to UFC veteran Norifumi Yamamoto in 2004, and Toshikazu Iseno in 2006, via KO and unanimous decision respectively.[2][3] Following this though, he would go on a four fight winning streak, and also won the Mongolian MMA Championship Tournament in 2010, defeating both Burenzorig Batmunkh and Otgonbaatar Nergui via submission.[4] After the impressive victories, Narantungalag signed with upstart promotion Sengoku Raiden Championship.

World Victory RoadEdit

After signing with the promotion, Narantungalag faced Pride FC and UFC veteran Akihiro Gono at WVR: Sengoku Raiden Championships 14 on August 22, 2010.[5] He won the fight by unanimous decision.[6]

In his second fight with the promotion, Narantungalag faced Kazunori Yokota at WVR: Soul of Fight in the promotion's final event on December 30, 2010.[7] He won the fight via first-round knockout, bringing his winning streak to six in a row.[8]

Legend Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Narantungalag faced Adrian Pang at Legend FC 6 on October 30, 2011, for the LFC Lightweight Championship.[9] He won the fight via split decision.[10]

In his first title defense within the promotion, Narantungalag faced Korean prospect Yui Chul Nam at Legend FC 8 on March 30, 2012.[11] He successfully retained the championship, winning the fight via second round guillotine choke.[12]

For his next fight in the promotion, Narantungalag faced Koji Ando at Legend FC 11 on April 27, 2013.[13] He would lose the championship bout in the third round, after suffering a broken ankle.[14]

ONE ChampionshipEdit

In April 2014, Narantungalag signed with Singapore based promotion ONE Championship. He made his debut against the former ONE Featherweight Champion, Honorio Banario at ONE FC: Honor and Glory on May 30, 2014.[15] After three rounds, Narantungalag would win the fight via unanimous decision, handing Banario his third straight loss.[16]

Narantungalag faced Koji Oishi for the ONE Featherweight Championship at ONE FC 19: Reign of Champions on August 29, 2014.[17] He won the fight by unanimous decision to become the new ONE Featherweight champion.[18]

Narantungalag was set to defend his title for the first time against Eric Kelly at ONE FC 23.[19] ONE FC & Kelly's management team could not see eye-to-eye and the negotiations fell through.[20] Narantungalag was then set to defend his title against the undefeated Russian Marat Gafurov at ONE FC 31[21] but visa trouble but a halt to that and Gafurov then fought Martin Nguyen for the ONE interim Featherweight Championship .

Narantungalag and Gafurov finally met at ONE FC 34 to unify the ONE Featherweight Championship.[22] He lost via rear-naked choke in the fourth round.[23]

In his first fight of 2016, Narantungalag was set to face former ONE Lightweight Champion Kotetsu Boku at ONE 42.[24] He won via Von Flue choke in the third round.[25]

He returned in July of the same year to KO Eric Kelly[26], before losing to Gafurov in their rematch in November.

Following a forced hiatus due to injury, Jadambaa returned in 2018 and picked up back-to-back victories over Edward Kelly and Kazuki Tokudome.

These victories earned him another shot at the world title against Martin Nguyen at ONE: Roots of Honor.

Championships and AccomplishmentsEdit

  • Fight Matrix
    • 2010 Most Lopsided Upset of The Year vs. Akihiro Gono on August 22
  • Legend Fighting Championship
    • Legend FC Lightweight Championship (One time)
    • One successful title defense
  • Mongolian MMA Championship
    • 2010 MGL Mongolian MMA Championship Tournament Winner
  • ONE Championship
    • ONE Featherweight Championship (One time)

Kickboxing recordEdit

Professional kickboxing record

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
20 matches 14 wins 6 losses
By knockout 3 3
By submission 5 2
By decision 6 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 14–6 Martin Nguyen KO (Flying Knee) ONE Championship: Roots of Honor April 12, 2019 2 1:07 Manila, Philippines For the ONE Featherweight Championship
Win 14–5 Kazuki Tokudome Decision (unanimous) ONE Championship: Pursuit of Power July 13, 2018 3 5:00 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Win 13–5 Edward Kelly TKO (punch) ONE Championship: Pinnacle of Power June 23, 2018 2 4:58 Macau, SAR, China
Loss 12–5 Marat Gafurov Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) ONE Championship: Defending Honor November 11, 2016 1 4:51 Kallang, Singapore For the ONE Featherweight Championship
Win 12–4 Eric Kelly KO (punch) ONE Championship: Dynasty of Champions (Anhui) July 2, 2016 1 0:44 Anhui, China
Win 11–4 Kotetsu Boku Submission (von flue choke) ONE Championship: Ascent To Power May 6, 2016 3 1:27 Kallang, Singapore
Loss 10–4 Marat Gafurov Submission (rear naked choke) ONE FC: Dynasty of Champions (Beijing II) November 21, 2015 4 4:39 Beijing, China Lost the ONE Featherweight Championship.
Win 10–3 Koji Oishi Decision (unanimous) ONE FC: Reign of Champions August 29, 2014 5 5:00 Dubai, UAE Won the ONE Featherweight Championship.
Win 9–3 Honorio Banario Decision (unanimous) ONE FC: Honor and Glory May 30, 2014 3 5:00 Kallang, Singapore
Loss 8–3 Koji Ando TKO (ankle injury) Legend Fighting Championship 11 April 27, 2013 3 0:47 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Lost the Legend FC Lightweight Championship.
Win 8–2 Yui Chul Nam Submission (guillotine choke) Legend Fighting Championship 8 March 30, 2012 2 0:58 Hong Kong, SAR, China Defended the Legend FC Lightweight Championship.
Win 7–2 Adrian Pang Decision (split) Legend Fighting Championship 6 October 30, 2011 3 5:00 Macau, SAR, China Won the Legend FC Lightweight Championship.
Win 6–2 Kazunori Yokota KO (punch) World Victory Road Presents: Soul of Fight December 30, 2010 1 2:03 Tokyo, Japan
Win 5–2 Akihiro Gono Decision (unanimous) World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku Raiden Championships 14 August 22, 2010 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 4–2 Otgonbaatar Nergui Submission (rear-naked choke) MGL-1 - 2010 Mongolian MMA Championship March 12, 2010 1 3:57 Ulan Bator, Mongolia
Win 3–2 Burenzorig Batmunkh Submission (armbar) MGL-1 - 2010 Mongolian MMA Championship March 12, 2010 1 4:19 Ulan Bator, Mongolia
Win 2–2 Bernung Sakhomsin Submission (armbar) AOW 13: Rising Force July 18, 2009 1 2:28 Beijing, China
Win 1–2 Wataru Miki Decision (unanimous) Imperial September 19, 2007 3 5:00 Ulan Bator, Mongolia
Loss 0–2 Toshikazu Iseno Decision (unanimous) Kokoro: Kill Or Be Killed August 15, 2006 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Loss 0–1 Norifumi Yamamoto KO (punch) K-1 World MAX 2004 Champions' Challenge October 13, 2004 1 1:55 Tokyo, Japan

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Jadamba-Narantungalag-11375
  2. ^ Staff (October 13, 2004). "K-1 - World Max 2004 Results". sherdog.com.
  3. ^ Staff (August 15, 2006). "Kokoro - Kill Or Be Killed Results". sherdog.com.
  4. ^ Staff (March 12, 2010). "MGL-1 - 2010 Mongolian MMA Championship Results". sherdog.com.
  5. ^ Richard Mann (July 21, 2010). "Akihiro Gono to make lightweight debut at SRC 14". prommanow.com.
  6. ^ Staff (August 22, 2010). "Sengoku 14: Jadamba Narantungalag vs. Akihiro Gono". tapology.com.
  7. ^ Staff (December 2, 2010). "Jadamba Narantungalag vs. Kazunori Yokota added to "Sengoku: Soul of Fight"". mmajunkie.com.
  8. ^ Marcos Villegas (December 30, 2010). "Sengoku "Soul of Fight" Results". fighthubtv.com.
  9. ^ Anton Tabuena (September 12, 2011). "Asian MMA Update: Jadamba vs. Pang on Legend FC, Folayang Recovering, Plus ONE FC & DARE News". bloodyelbow.com.
  10. ^ Robert Sargent (October 30, 2011). "Legend Fighting Championship 6 Play-By-Play & Results". mmarising.com.
  11. ^ Staff (March 23, 2012). "Nam Yui Chul Seeks To Dethrone Lightweight Champion Jadamba". legendfc.com.
  12. ^ Staff (March 30, 2012). "Jadamba Keeps Lightweight Belt at Legend FC 8". mmaweekly.com.
  13. ^ Anton Tabuena (March 30, 2013). "Asian MMA: Jadamba Narantungalag vs. Koji Ando among 3 title fights set for Legend FC 11". bloodyelbow.com.
  14. ^ Lee Li (April 27, 2013). "Legend FC 11 Live Results". mma-in-asia.com.
  15. ^ Lee Li (April 29, 2014). "ONE FC adds Jadamba vs Banario, Ng vs Latoel, Pucci vs Overall to Singapore event". mma-in-asia.com.
  16. ^ Staff (May 30, 2014). "Honorio Banario Loses To Mongolia's Jadamba Narantungalag In ONE FC: Honor And Glory". cordilleransun.com.
  17. ^ MMAJunkie.com Staff (August 6, 2014). "ONE FC 19 lineup set with three title fights, including Oishi vs. Narantungalag". mmajunkie.com.
  18. ^ Nissi Icasiano (August 30, 2014). "ONE FC: Aoki submits Shalorus to retain lightweight crown". rappler.com.
  19. ^ "JIgorot Fighter Eric Kelly To Fight Jadamba Narantungalag For The One FC Featherweight Belt". cordilleransun.com. October 22, 2014.
  20. ^ Nissi Icasiano (December 4, 2015). "ONE FC boss explains Eric Kelly's exclusion from 'Warrior's Way'". rappler.com.
  21. ^ MMAJunkie.com Staff (August 26, 2015). "Jadamba Narantungalag's featherweight title on line at ONE Championship 31". mmajunkie.com.
  22. ^ Maria Kristina Maralit (October 14, 2015). "ONE Championship: Jadamba vs Gufarov faceoff in featherweight unification bout". sportsrageous.com.
  23. ^ FCF Staff (November 21, 2015). "ONE 33: Marat Gafurov Unifies Featherweight Title, Kairat Akhmetov Takes Flyweight Belt". fcfighter.com.
  24. ^ "Jadambaa vs Boku, a clash between two former world champions". themalaymailonline.com. May 2, 2016.
  25. ^ James Edwards (May 8, 2016). "Angela Lee wins ONE's inaugural Women's Atomweight World Championship". mirror.co.uk.
  26. ^ Goyder, James (2016-07-02). "Jadambaa knocks out Eric Kelly in the first round at Dynasty of Champions Hefei". The Fight Nation. Retrieved 2019-03-21.

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