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ONE Championship announce best MMA and ONE Super Series athletes of 2021

Of
the
four
fighters
picking
up
the
accolades,
first
on
the
list
was
South
Korean
megastar
Ok
Rae
Yoon,
who
scooped
up
the
2021
MMA
Male
Fighter
of
the
Year.

The
30-year-old
athlete
arrived
with
a
respectable
13-3
record
and
quickly
settled
in
at
the
world’s
largest
martial
arts
organization
with
a
dominant
display
against
former
ONE
Featherweight
World
Champion
Marat
“Cobra”
Gafurov
at
ONE
on
TNT
III,
which
premiered
in
April.

In
the
same
month,
the
Team
MAD
representative
added
another
feather
on
his
cap
by
defeating
four-time
MMA
world
champion
Eddie
“The
Underground
King”
Alvarez
via
unanimous
decision.

Those
wins
earned
him
a
shot
at
ONE
Lightweight
World
Champion
Christian
“The
Warrior”
Lee
at
ONE:
REVOLUTION
last
September.
Ok
made
most
of
his
chances
in
a
tightly-contested
25-minute
war
at
the
Singapore
Indoor
Stadium
to
become
the
eighth
lightweight
world
champion
in
the
promotion.

Meanwhile,
former
two-sport
world
champion
Stamp
Fairtex
claimed
the
2021
MMA
Female
Fighter
of
the
Year
honors.

She
entered
2021
with
a
perfect
5-0
slate.
But
in
February,
Ukrainian
submission
specialist
Alyona
Rassohyna
ended
her
undefeated
run
at
ONE:
UNBREAKABLE
III.

That
setback
proved
to
be
the
turning
point
of
her
year.
After
working
on
her
all-around
game
for
seven
months,
the
Thai
striking
specialist
upset
Rassohyna
in
the
ONE
Women’s
Atomweight
World
Grand
Prix
semifinal.

Stamp
went
past
Julie
Mezabarba
in
the
semis
before
triumphing
against
Ritu
“The
Indian
Tigress”
Phogat
in
the
tournament’s
final
to
earn
her
opportunity
against
“Unstoppable”
Angela
Lee
for
the
ONE
Women’s
Atomweight
World
Title
in
2022.

Janet
“JT”
Todd,
the
fighter
who
dethroned
Stamp
off
her
ONE
Atomweight
Kickboxing
World
Title
last
year,
took
home
the
2021
Female
ONE
Super
Series
Striker
of
the
Year
award.

Focusing
on
Muay
Thai
this
year
earned
the
American
kickboxer
back-to-back
wins
against
Alma
Juniku
and
Anne
“Ninja
Line”
Hogstad.

Finally,
Superbon
was
named
the
2021
Male
ONE
Super
Series
Striker
of
the
Year.

The
31-year-old
Phatthalung
native’s
memorable
debut
at
ONE:
NO
SURRENDER
last
July
2020
against
Sitthichai
“Killer
Kid”
Sitsongpeenong
set
him
up
for
a
highly
anticipated
clash
against
kickboxing
GOAT
Giorgio
“The
Doctor”
Petrosyan
at
ONE:
FIRST
STRIKE
in
October
this
year.

Superbon
used
his
right
kick
to
control
the
match
from
the
beginning
and
send
Petrosyan
crashing
on
the
canvas
20
seconds
into
round
two.

The
knockout
made
him
the
inaugural
ONE
Featherweight
Kickboxing
World
Champion.

Source:
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Release

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