The tournament presented 18 face-offs from 36 fighters from over 20 institutions in Vietnam.

This is also the first official MMA tournament to be held in Vietnam after the martial art was legalized in the country in February.

According to the organizers, the championship was not the ultimate priority in this tournament as it was held to bolster the spirit of the Vietnamese martial arts community during the coronavirus epidemic.

The majority of fighters who participated in Bai Danh Chien 4 will receive a prize for their performance on the ring.

Bui Truong Sinh (red) and Dinh Van Huong (blue) are seen fighting in the first amateur MMA match in Vietnam. Photo: Hoang Tung / Tuoi Tre

Bui Truong Sinh (red) and Dinh Van Huong (blue) are seen fighting in the first amateur MMA match in Vietnam. Photo: Hoang Tung / Tuoi Tre

In the 63-kilogram section of the MMA category, Tran Ngoc Luong – a pioneering figure of Vietnamese MMA, vanquished Dinh Van Can, a Sanshou master from central Quang Ngai Province, via knockout.

In the MMA 54-kilogram section, fighter Pham Ngoc Canh earned the spotlight after scoring a knockout victory over Phan Thanh Nhan, national Vovinam gold medalist and multiple-time Muay Thai champion.

Fighters Bui Truong Sinh (red) and Dinh Van Huong (blue) brawl in the first amateur MMA match in Vietnam. Video: Hoang Tung / Tuoi Tre

Meanwhile, the group for kickboxers under 54 kilograms saw a sweeping victory by reigning Muay Thai and kickboxing champion Huynh Hoang Phi over challenger Do Huy Hoang, the gold medalist in the Vietnam National Youth Muay Thai Championship.

In the 67-kilogram section for Muay Thai, fighter Tran Quoc Tuan also claimed victory via a points decision after three intense rounds versus Nguyen Chau Dat, four-time national Muay Thai champion.

A points decision also led to a surprise triumph for To Phi Vinh over Le Van Hien in the 58-kilogram boxing section of the tournament.

The event was attended by 1,000 live spectators as well as online audiences who watched via live streaming.

A fight in the martial arts tournament Bai Danh Chien 4 is seen in this photo. Photo: Hoang Tung / Tuoi Tre

This image shows a fight in the martial arts tournament Bai Danh Chien 4 in Ho Chi Minh City, December 13, 2020. Photo: Hoang Tung / Tuoi Tre

Director Charlie Nguyen (middle) and actor Thai Hoa (right) are seen in the front row seats of Bai Danh Chien 4. Photo: Hoang Tung / Tuoi Tre

Director Charlie Nguyen (middle) and actor Thai Hoa (right) are seen in the front row seats of Bai Danh Chien 4 in Ho Chi Minh City, December 13, 2020. Photo: Hoang Tung / Tuoi Tre

Bui Truong Sinh (red) and Dinh Van Huong (blue) are seen fighting in the first amateur MMA match in Vietnam. Photo: Hoang Tung / Tuoi Tre

Bui Truong Sinh (red) and Dinh Van Huong (blue) are seen fighting in the first amateur MMA match in Vietnam. Photo: Hoang Tung / Tuoi Tre

Bui Truong Sinh (red) and Dinh Van Huong (blue) are seen fighting in the first amateur MMA match in Vietnam. Photo: Hoang Tung / Tuoi Tre

Bui Truong Sinh (red) and Dinh Van Huong (blue) are seen fighting in the first amateur MMA match in Vietnam. Photo: Hoang Tung / Tuoi Tre

Bui Truong Sinh (red) is declared winner in his match with Dinh Van Huong (blue). Photo: Hoang Tung / Tuoi Tre

Bui Truong Sinh (R) is declared the winner in his match with Dinh Van Huong (L). Photo: Hoang Tung / Tuoi Tre

Huynh Hoang Phi (blue) and Do Huy Hoang (red) brawl in a kickboxing match in Bai Danh Chien 4 tournament. Photo: Hoang Tung / Tuoi Tre

Huynh Hoang Phi (blue) and Do Huy Hoang (red) brawl in a kickboxing match in the Bai Danh Chien 4 tournament in Ho Chi Minh City, December 13, 2020. Photo: Hoang Tung / Tuoi Tre

Huynh Hoang Phi (blue) salutes the audience after claiming victory over Do Huy Hoang (red). Photo: Hoang Tung / Tuoi Tre

Huynh Hoang Phi (blue) salutes the audience after claiming victory over Do Huy Hoang (red). Photo: Hoang Tung / Tuoi Tre

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