This Friday, live from the famous Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, ONE Championship is set to deliver another high octane event for combat sports fans around the world.
The event will air live on Amazon Prime Video for the North American audience, and will feature eight Muay Thai bouts.
The evening will culminate in a battle for the Heavyweight Muay Thai World Championship between current Ukrainian ONE Light Heavyweight Kickboxing titleholder Roman Kryklia and Australian WBC Muay Thai Champion Alex “The Viking” Roberts.
Kryklia is currently 5-0 with the organization, with 4 victories by stoppage since making his debut in 2019. In his first fight with ONE, he was tested by squaring off with Glory Kickboxing legend Tarik Khbabez. Kryklia passed the test with flying colors and stopped Khbabez in the second round with powerful strikes, becoming the Inaugural ONE Light Heavyweight Kickboxing Champion.
In addition to defending his title multiple times since 2019, Kryklia also came out on top in the ONE Heavyweight Kickboxing Grand Prix in 2022, securing a second ONE belt for his collection.
Making his ONE debut and challenging for the inaugural heavyweight title simultaneously is a steep challenge for any competitor, but Roberts is at the point in his career that he will need to raise the bar in each showing, and that starts with facing Kryklia. Back in October, the 34-year-old secured a judges’ decision to earn the WBC Heavyweight Muay Thai world title. Now he hopes to earn a second world title.
ONE Fight Night 17: Kryklia vs. Roberts will air live on Amazon Prime Video in the U.S. and Canada this Friday (12/8) at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.
ONE Fight Night 17 Full Card:
- Main Event: Roman Kryklia vs. Alex Roberts – ONE Heavyweight Muay Thai Title
- Jo Nattawut vs. Luke Lessei – 155-pounds
- Saemapetch Fairtex vs. Mohamed Younes Rabah – 150-Pounds
- Dmitry Menshikov vs. Mouhcine Chafi – 170-Pounds
- Walter Goncalves vs. Jacob Smith
- Edgar Tabares vs. Johan Ghazali – 135-Pounds
- Nguyen Tran Duy Nhat vs. Denis Puric – 135-Pounds
- Thongpoon PK Saenchai vs. Ellis Badr Barboza – 120-Pounds