The stories of five fighters who decided to retire from the UN stage in 2022 have been etched into UN history as legends.
In 2022, many events took place on the ONE cycle. Be it a rising star who was born or become a new ONE World Champion, including the farewell ring of the legendary fighter we will take to recognize these 5 fighters for all the fans to record in their memories
1. Dejdamrong S. Amnuaysirichok
“Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke”, the owner of the nickname “Aita Du”, a legendary Muay Thai champion who is open to a new challenge by going through the path of mixed martial arts (MMA), can make history as the first and only Thai Person who accomplished Reigns ONE World Champion in MMA
Although he later lost the championship and left the ring to take up the role of a boxing teacher at Evolve for many years But the fighter’s fire in his heart prompted him to return to the ring at the age of 42 earlier this year. by being able to collect winning points beautifully But in the next fight, “Dejdamrong” missed a shot from his opponent.
So Dejdamrong-John-Mehdi-Cosmo-Brandon decided to announce his retirement at the age of 43 after running on the path of a fighter for more than 30 years.
2. John Wayne Parr
“John Wayne Parr” is another Muay Thai legend who has been through the world stage. And having shown his first fight with ONE in 2021 at the age of 44 against “Niki Holsken”, although he was knocked out, but “John” did not give up, deciding to enter the last fight before saying goodbye to the circle By facing “Eduard Folayang”, which is counted as the 100th fight in a professional fighter
Although he was unable to win in his farewell fight, “John” held on to the prestige of a legend, after the fight he gracefully announced the end of his life as a canvas fighter last March.
3. Mehdi Sathut
“Mehdi Sathut”, owner of many world champions, debuted with ONE in June 2018. By facing the best in the bantamweight (145 lbs.), including “Nong-O Gaiyanghadao “, he later had the opportunity to challenge the ONE Bantamweight Kickboxing World Championship with “Cappitan Petchyindee Academy”, the champion at that time to overthrow the throne unsuccessfully But he fights in a way that wins the hearts of the audience.
In October, “Mehdi” had the opportunity to return to the Muay Thai ring again and managed to knock out “Esa Ten Pow” from the first round, earning a bonus of 50,000 US dollars (almost 1.8 million baht) before announcing his retirement from The ring ended beautifully the path of a fighter at the age of 39.
4. Cosmo Alexandre
“Cosmo Alexandre” world champion degree, Muay Thai and Kickboxing He also mastered a variety of fighting skills. With his powerful weapons and aggressive fighting style, he has won the hearts of many UN sports fans.
The last night, Cosmo returned to fight against the rules of Muay Thai in the ONE FIGHT NIGHT 4 fight in November, where he knocked out “Quan Cervantes”, satisfying the fans in the second round, along with announcing his retirement from the circle a great victory at the age of 40
5. Brandon Vera
Brandon Vera made his ONE debut in 2014. Since then, he has been sensational in four first round fights and won the ONE World Heavyweight title.Weight (265 lbs.) was successful and reigned for up to 6 years before losing the championship to “Arjan Bullard” in May ’64.
At ONE 164 on December 3, Brandon returned to the ring in front of Filipino sports fans in his hometown after losing to Amir Aliakbari He announced his retirement from ONE, but his performance as a former ONE World Champion will continue to impress fans around the world for a long time.