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The Lighter Side Of Kickboxing Superstar Ilias Ennahachi

Feb 19, 2021

When he steps inside the Circle, Ilias Ennahachi is all business. But there’s another side to the ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Champion.

The Dutch-Moroccan sensation, who will defend his belt against “The Kicking Machine” Superlek Kiatmoo9 at ONE: FISTS OF FURY on 26 February, is also a jokester who likes to see the lighter side of life.

Even though the Utrecht native is busy preparing for his battle at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, he’s also finding time to stay upbeat and entertain fans on social media.

Showing Off His Dance Moves

Here, Ennahachi and his training partner celebrate what must have been a successful session — what else is worth swinging your sweaty t-shirt above your head?

His Angry Face

We’re not convinced, champ.



Fast And Furious

Okay, so it’s neither fast nor furious, but it is hilarious. Ennahachi and his friends gave it their all to win this race on their undersized vehicles.

Born To Shine

Ennahachi likes to make sure that his coach, Said El Badaoui, is always on point — even if that means shining his dome!

King Of The Kicks

Before he found his passion in martial arts, Ennahachi was an avid soccer player. That doesn’t mean he’s lost all of those skills, however, as he still has plenty to flaunt.

Always Time For A Smile

When you love your job, why not smile? The reigning ONE World Champion simply cannot wipe it off his face, even as he prepares for tough sparring rounds in the gym.

Ennahachi’s smile is contagious, and his crazy antics have endeared him to fans. That’s because we all enjoy watching an athlete who likes to have fun but never misses a beat on fight night.

On that note, the reigning king’s contest against rising challenger Superlek has all the makings of a classic, so make sure you watch live on 26 February.

Read more: 5 Reasons We’re Excited To Watch ONE: FISTS OF FURY

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