Nowadays, everyone loves to dress up and cosplay – even our athletes.
From time to time, ONE Championship’s martial arts heroes will put on a costume and mimic a famous character’s look and signature movements.
When done correctly, it will make for a captivating entrance in the arena and a compelling social media post.
Fortunately, our athletes usually nail it. Take a quick glimpse at some of the best cosplays that our world-class martial artists have executed.
Itsuki Hirata As Android 18
Rising Japanese star Itsuki “Strong Heart Fighter” Hirata may have been in the headlines for her recent TKO victory over Nyrene “Neutron Bomb” Crowley at ONE: WARRIOR’S CODE, but she also gained some Internet notoriety for her portrayal of Android 18 from Dragon Ball.
Pieter Buist As Goku
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Pieter “The Archangel” Buist has to be feeling invincible right now. The Dutchman is riding an eight-bout win streak, which includes his most recent split-decision victory over former ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang. In fact, some could say he has reached ‘Super Saiyan’ levels like his Dragon Ball Super buddy, Goku.
Shannon Wiratchai As One-Punch Man
Thai mixed martial arts pioneer Shannon “OneShin” Wiratchai likes to have fun, especially during training camp. In his most recent camp, he decided to spice things up and dressed up as One-Punch Man for an afternoon.
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Yoshitaka Naito As Nobita
Every single time former ONE Strawweight World Champion Yoshitaka Naito enters the arena for a mixed martial arts bout, he dresses up like Nobita from Doraemon. Between his costume and his demeanor, you could say the Japanese athlete is the spitting image of the anime character.
Rika Ishige As Harley Quinn
Thai atomweight star Rika “Tiny Doll” Ishige is famous for her cosplays and with Harley Quinn: Birds Of Prey now in theaters, it’s only appropriate to highlight one of her most unforgettable imitations yet.
Petchdam Petchyindee Academy As The Joker
It is difficult to say Harley Quinn without mentioning the Joker in the very same breath. Fortunately, “The Baby Shark” Petchdam Petchyindee Academy can fill that void. The Thai walked to the Circle dressed as the “Clown Prince Of Crime” for his inaugural ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Title bout in May 2019. Ultimately, he won the gold that night.