The two first ONE’s Fighters of the Year have been announced, awarding Tawanchai PK. Saenchai and Roman Kryklia in their respective categories.
Thai sensation Tawanchai scooped ONE’s 2022 Muay Thai Fighter of the Year, after his 3 victories (2 KO’s), including an unforgettable one in October when he defeated Petchmorakot, who had sat on the throne of the ONE Featherweight category for three years. Tawanchai, a technically gifted fighter, overpassed other honorable Muay Thai fighters such as Superlek, Jitmuangnon, Gaiyanghadao and Sundell.
Roman Kryklia was also announced as ONE’s 2022 Kickboxing Athlete of the Year. The Ukrainian superstar was able to defend his ONE Light Heavyweight Kickboxing World Title and won the ONE Heavyweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix Championship this year. Returning from a 14-month layoff, Kryklia showed no signs of weakness and is now considered favorite to claim the inaugural ONE Heavyweight Kickboxing Title.