ONE Championship has the greatest collection of World Champions, as 118 titleholders are signed to the talent-stacked roster. But lately, it appears as if the promotion’s elite strikers have been in the spotlight.
Ever since the launch of ONE Super Series in April, World Champions from Muay Thai, Kun Khmer, kickboxing, and other various stand-up disciplines have been competing in the striking-only contests to see who the best practitioner truly is.
As we prepare for an epic 2019, let’s take a quick glimpse at some of the World Champion strikers who are part of this sensational roster.
The Muay Thai World Champions
Smokin' Jo Nattawut turned up the heat to overcome George Mann in a unanimous decision victory!Watch the full event LIVE & FREE on the ONE Super App http://bit.ly/ONESuperApp | TV: Check local listings for global broadcast
Posted by ONE Championship on Friday, November 9, 2018
ONE Super Series is packed to the gills with the best Muay Thai competitors on the planet, and nearly every match-up features a World Champion.
From France’s three-time Max Muay Thai World Champion Fabrice “The Funky Drummer” Delannon and England’s eight-time Muay Thai World Champion Liam “The Hitman” Harrison to China’s Top King Muay Thai World Champion Han Zi Hao, the most talented Muay Thai exponents from around the globe have converged in ONE Super Series.
As you would expect from the birthplace of Muay Thai, Thailand has the largest concentration of Muay Thai World Champions under the ONE banner.
There are legendary names including two-time Muay Thai World Champion Sagetdao “Deadly Star” Petpayathai and four-time World Champion Nong-O Gaiyanghadao from Evolve, as well as Petchyindee Academy’s pair of Muay Thai World Champions in Petchmorrakot and Sorgraw. Also, two-division Lion Fight Muay Thai World Champion “Smokin’” Jo Nattawut plies his trade in The Home Of Martial Arts.
In addition to those legendary names, ONE Super Series also features the brightest young stars from “the art of eight limbs” including two-time Omnoi Stadium Muay Thai World Champion Rodtang Jitmuangnon.
The Kickboxing World Champions
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Posted by ONE Championship on Monday, November 19, 2018
Muay Thai may be heavily represented in ONE Super Series, but the global super league has also attracted the world’s best in kickboxing.
This past year, multiple bonafide kickboxing superstars made their presence felt in the world’s largest martial arts organization, like 11-time Kickboxing World Champion Andy Souwer, four-time Kickboxing World Champion Andre “The Giant” Meunier, and three-time Kickboxing World Champions Sergej Maslobojev and Florent Kaouachi.
Fans were also treated to thrilling match-ups from the likes of two-time SuperKombat Heavyweight World Champion Tarik Khbabez, A1WCC Kickboxing World Champion Ibrahim “Mr. Cool” El Bouni, Kickboxing World Champion Nieky “The Natural” Holzken, the inaugural ONE Kickboxing Atomweight World Champion Kai Ting Chuang, and the reigning titleholder Stamp Fairtex.
Of course, ONE can boast the presence of the greatest kickboxer on the planet, Giorgio “The Doctor” Petrosyan, whose level of technical excellence and precision sets the standard by which all other strikers are judged.
Lethwei, Karate, And Kun Khmer World Champions
In a spirited stand-up affair, Ye Thway Ne earns the unanimous decision nod over Mite Yine!Watch the full event LIVE & FREE on the ONE Super App http://bit.ly/ONESuperApp | TV: Check local listings for global broadcast
Posted by ONE Championship on Friday, October 26, 2018
The Gold Belt signifies the highest level of champion in lethwei, Myanmar’s national striking martial art, and there is a healthy representation of Gold Belt Lethwei World Champions who are participating in mixed martial arts competition.
In fact, there are three such luminaries in The Home Of Martial Arts. There are two-time Gold Belt Lethwei World Champions Ye Thway Ne and Mite Yine, who coincidentally competed against each other at ONE: PURSUIT OF GREATNESS. The trio is rounded out by one-time Gold Belt winner Tha Pyay Nyo.
Cambodia’s martial art of Kun Khmer has also been displayed on the global stage, as Kun Khmer World Champion Khim Dima competes in mixed martial arts, while Sok Thy — a Bayon and PNN Stadium Flyweight Champion — is known for his recent bouts with three-time Muay Thai World Champion Lerdsila Phuket Top Team.
Additionally, the traditional world of karate is represented by World Champions from opposite sides of the globe. Japan’s Hiroki Akimoto is a Kyokushin Karate World Champion, and one of the promotion’s newest signings, America’s “Super” Sage Northcutt, has won 77 World Youth Karate Championships.
Multi-Discipline World Champions
Alain 'The Panther' Ngalani is a human highlight reel!Bangkok | 6 October | 5:30PM | LIVE and FREE on the ONE Super App: http://bit.ly/ONESuperApp | TV: Check local listings for global broadcast | Tickets: http://bit.ly/oneheroes18
Posted by ONE Championship on Thursday, September 27, 2018
ONE is blessed to have a host of elite-level athletes who have garnered world-class honors in multiple stand-up martial arts.
Hong Kong-based Cameroonian Alain “The Panther” Ngalani’s spectacular striking and muscular physique has made him one of the most recognizable figures in the organization, and his career achievements include being a four-time Muay Thai and Kickboxing World Champion.
However, he is not the only multi-discipline striking ace in the company.
Australian star Daniel “The Rock” Dawson is a genuine rarity who offers a triple threat. In an already incredible career, he has claimed four Kickboxing World Titles, three Muay Thai World Titles, and one Boxing World Title.
The legendary Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex also falls into the multi-discipline category, having also won World Championships in kickboxing and Muay Thai.
Finally, Brazil’s Cosmo “Good Boy” Alexandre arrived in ONE Super Series having already captured four Muay Thai World Championships and three Kickboxing World Titles.