The latest edition of ONE Championship’s Friday Fights series is here, and this time it’s an event that early risers in the United States won’t want to miss.
Taking place at the famed Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand, known as “The Mecca of Muay Thai,” the event will feature some well-known names and up-and-coming talents in the world of striking. However, what sets this event apart is the major mixed martial arts showdown that will also take place.
For MMA fans, the highlight of the event will be the highly anticipated heavyweight title unification bout between reigning champion Arjan Bhullar and interim heavyweight champion Anatoly Malykhin. With Bhullar making his return after a year and the unstoppable Russian opponent he’s facing, this matchup promises to be action-packed and worth waking up early for.
.@AnatolyMalykhin has some fighting words Can "Sladkiy" claim the undisputed throne in his ONE Heavyweight World Championship unification bout against Arjan Bhullar at ONE Friday Fights 22? #ONEFridayFights22
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But that’s not all, as there will be another title up for grabs. In the absence of champion Joseph Lasiri, former divisional titleholders Prajanchai P.K.Saenchai and veteran Sam-A Gaiyanghadao will compete for the interim ONE strawweight Muay Thai belt.
In addition to these exciting matchups, there will also be battles featuring ONE Flyweight Kickboxing Champion Superlek Kiatmoo9 facing off against 19-year-old debutant Nabil Anane, and former Glory champion Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong defending his #2-ranked ONE featherweight Muay Thai contender position against Eddie Abasolo from the United States.
For those looking forward to the event, here’s a look at the full card and broadcast details. Stay tuned for live results and highlights!
ONE Friday Fights 22 Full Card (YouTube, 8:30 a.m. ET/5:30 a.m. PT)
- Interim Strawweight Muay Thai Championship: Prajanchai P.K.Saenchai vs. Sam-A Gaiyanghadao
- Flyweight Muay Thai: Superlek Kiatmoo9 vs. Nabil Anane
- Catchweight (142lbs) Muay Thai: Saeksan Or. Kwanmuang vs. Nathan Bendon
- Bantamweight Muay Thai: Muangthai P.K.Saenchai vs. Nico Carrillo
- Heavyweight MMA Championship: Arjan Bhullar (C) vs. Anatoly Malykhin (IC)
- Featherweight Muay Thai: Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong vs. Eddie Abasolo
- Bantamweight Muay Thai: Rambolek Chor.Ajalaboon vs. Fariya Aminipour
- Catchweight (132lbs) Muay Thai: Gingsanglek Tor.Laksong vs. Kongthoranee Sor.Sommai
- Catchweight (119lbs) Muay Thai: Jomhod AutoMuayThai vs. Akram Hamidi
- Catchweight (119lbs) Muay Thai: Thongpoon P.K.Saenchai vs. Yangdam
- Middleweight MMA: Fan Rong vs. Shamil Erdogan