As a martial arts enthusiast, one of the most thrilling events to witness has always been ONE Championship’s ONE Friday Fights, which takes place every week at the world-famous Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok. However, according to the chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong, the 22nd iteration that took place just a week ago was something genuinely remarkable.
The Thai-Japanese entrepreneur is aware that ONE Friday Fights 22, which took place in the historic arena, was the best event that has ever taken place there based on what he saw with his own two eyes.
Sityodtong was asked about this topic by the South China Morning Post, and he responded as follows:
“There was a frenzy going on throughout the stadium. The confrontations were tense, and, as you may know, there’s a proverb that goes something like this: “It takes a whole village to raise a child.” “I know that sounds like a huge exaggeration, but if you ask anybody who’s in the stadium or watched on TV, I promise you that we have broken records.” “I know that sounds like a huge exaggeration.”
Watch the interview in the following video:
This is due to the fact that the program was packed from beginning to end, featuring exciting fights that were filled with strong action and drama.
Anatoly ‘Sladkiy’ Malykhin of Russia and Arjan ‘Singh’ Bhullar of India squared off in the main event to determine who would become the undisputed ONE heavyweight world champion. The fight was widely awaited by fans throughout the world. It took almost two years to finally have this battle after it was postponed so many times. But everything started to fall into place in Bangkok.
A new ONE interim strawweight Muay Thai world champion was crowned in the form of Thailand’s very own Prajanchai PK Saenchai during the co-main event. Prajanchai PK Saenchai was victorious in his bout against the famous Sam-A Gaiyanghadao to claim the title.
In addition, ONE flyweight kickboxing world champion Superlek Kiatmoo9 competed in a match against Nabil Anane, a young wonder who is 6 feet 2 inches tall.
It goes without saying that it was an all-star cast, and that the environment really was “electric.”
Fans in the United States and Canada who are interested in watching ONE Friday Fights 22 can do so by watching the event’s replay on the official YouTube channel for ONE Championship.