ONE Championship Fights of the Year

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ONE Championship Fights of the Year for 2021 (MMA and Super Series)

The ONE Championship Fights of the Year has been decided upon for 2021.

The best bout distinctions were given out by the promotion for both their mixed martial arts and Super Series ranks.

ONE Championship Fights of the Year

Timofey Nastyukhin vs Dagi Arslanaliev II got the nod for the best MMA fight of 2021 that transpired inside the ONE Circle.

The consensus best ONE Championship bout of the year transpired on the last month of the calendar year. This high-octane lightweight sequel went down at ONE: Winter Warriors on December 3rd.

Both combatants had come with a stoked sense of vigor and each showcased a real multiplicity of skills during a true war. Each fighter has a top-notch resume in the division and have been in positions like contending for the lightweight title as well as being a grand prix finalist.

Arslanaliev had won their initial contest via first-round stoppage in September 2018. This time, Dagi Arslanaliev got it done in the rematch early during the final frame of the fight.

This was Arslanaliev’s return from a two-plus-year competitive dormancy. But you never would have guessed it watching that classic he just put on.

Best ONE Super Series fights of 2021

In the Super Series ranks, Rodtang vs Danial Williams stood out among dozens of stellar Kickboxing and Muay Thai contests throughout the year that just passed.

The two threw down in April at ONE on TNT I in a Muay Thai clash. Williams was a former WMC Muay Thai titleholder making his debut inside the ONE Circle. He gave a great account of himself against the reigning ONE flyweight Muay Thai champion in Rodtang.

That being said, The Iron Man was leading the dance noticeably enough to secure the win across all three judges’ scorecards.

Rodtang Jitmuangnon came out of this prizefight having earned the unanimous decision victory. He maintains his double-digit unbeaten run on the ONE Super Series circuit.

Rodtang is readying to fight Demetrious Johnson in a hybrid rules bout at ONE X. The lone issue as of his writing is when the ten-year anniversary show for the promotion is set to take place.

It was initially set to go down on December 5th but rising COVID case numbers in Singapore derailed that. An early 2022 nebulous timeline has been mapped out for the new ONE X show date.

What are your feelings on these ONE Championship Fights of the Year in 2021?

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