WATCH: Kung fu expert challenges BJJ black belt/UFC veteran, regrets it immediately

In the world of martial arts, there is always a debate on which style reigns supreme. Kung-fu masters, in particular, are known for their dedication to their craft, and they are never short of trying to prove that their martial art can compete with modern combat sports.

While many have tried, not many have succeeded, but this doesn’t stop new faces from stepping up to the challenge.

Recently, a video went viral featuring a kung-fu master named Khai Tran, who challenged former UFC veteran Nam Phan. Khai Tran visited the Nam Phan MMA Academy in Garden Grove, California, to take on the veteran.

The challenge was a 4×2 minute round stand-up-only match with UFC rules. This meant that unified MMA rules applied meaning there was no eyepokes, groin shots and biting. While Nam Phan wore MMA gloves, Khai Tran looked confident with his bare hands.

As the bell rang, the significantly bigger and muscular Khai Tran relentlessly pressured the smaller Nam Phan. However, instead of dealing fire with fire, Nam Phan cleverly and patiently hit back whenever he saw an opening.

Throughout the first round, Nam Phan kept up the war of attrition and waited for the perfect shot. He finally got the shot he was waiting for as he dropped Khai Tran early in the second round.

Despite taking significant damage, the bigger Kung Fu master rose to his feet, albeit with wobbly legs. To his credit, he still wanted to continue.

However, Nam Phan wasted no time in launching a barrage of attacks before delivering a final 1-2 punch that knocked Khai Tran out cold.

Nam Phan is a Vietnamese MMA veteran who competed professionally from 2001 to 2017. Throughout his decorated career, he competed in various promotions such as the UFC, Bellator, Strikeforce, and Pancrase. He even won the featherweight King of Pancrase title in 2015.

Currently, Nam Phan holds the 3rd-degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, making him the highest-ranked Vietnamese BJJ practitioner in the world.