We’re big fans of One Championship here at FQ, and we’ve put together a list of our five favourite fighters. If you haven’t already heard of them then make sure you keep an eye one them – you won’t regret it!
Jonathan ‘The General’ Haggerty is a UK based Muay Thai phenom. We’ve followed his career for a while and were very excited to see him signed to One. He impressed on his debut and was given a title shot against the legendary Sam-A, who he beat in a dominant decision win. Showing that he came to take on the best he called out Rodtang Jitmuangnon as his first title defence, though he unfortunately lost both his title and the rematch to Rodtang. Haggerty is a strong contender in a dangerous division, and we’re excited to see what comes next for him in One Championship.
Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson
Generally considered one of the best mixed martial artists of all time Mighty Mouse is a fairly obvious choice for this list. Dominant in the UFC with the record for title defenses Johnson held the flyweight title from its creation in 2012 until his loss to Henry Cejudo in 2018, though that decision was extremely close and many fans felt it could have gone DJ’s way. He made the move to One Championship in a trade with Ben Askren, and fought his way to the title in their Flyweight Grand Prix competition. With lighter weight classes garnering much more attention in One than they ever did during Might Mouses UFC reign we’re looking forward to his continued dominance and the recognition as a fantastic martial artist that he deserves.
Petchmorakot is a Thai fighter and the current One Championship Featherweight Muay Thai World Champion. He grew up in poverty and his family struggled to get by, so he began training and fighting Muay Thai at nine years old to earn money. Quickly proving himself a rising talent he quickly ran out of opponents on local circuits and was scouted by Petchyindee Academy, moving to Bangkok to train and fight from their gym. He’s won Lumpinee Stadium Championships in two weight classes and a WMC world title and has had 200 fights at just 26. He’s put on some serious shows during his time with One, and became the organisations first ever One Featherweight Muay Thai Title.
Stamp Fairtex is a One Championship Superstar. She began training Muay Thai at her dads gym when she was five in order to stand up to bullies at her school. A year later she won her first fight with a 30 second KO. She went on to rack up 80+ fights, winning stadium championships and northern Thailand Championships in 2 divisions. At 18 she moved to Pattaya by herself to pursue the dream of becoming a full time fighter. She won the One Championship Atomweight Kickboxing title in her organisation debut, and the One Championship Atomweight Muay Thai title in her second fight with One, becoming the first two sport world champ in One. Having started BJJ when she moved to Pattaya she’s now got her eyes set on the One Atomweight MMA title and is currently 5-0 in MMA on her way to the strap.
Superbon is another Thai phenom, ranked third in the world in kickboxing by Combat Press. He’s collected a bunch of IFMA gold medals, and a cabinet full of titles in numerous organisations. Fighting out of the legendary Banchamek Gym (think Buakaw Banchamek if you haven’t heard of it) he’s faced top competition in Thailand and around the world over 145 fights, and won his debut in One via unanimous decision over Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong, going 2-1 in their trilogy of fights. A serious kickboxing talent we’re excited to see him take on the best in One Championship.
Did your favorite One Championship fighter make our list? Who did we miss out? Let us know in the comments!