ONE Championship hopes to continue the hot run it finds itself early Saturday when it holds its event at Singapore Indoor Stadium. The main event finds the promotions kickboxing welterweight title on the line as Hiroki Akimoto defends his title against Petchtanong Petchfergus.
Akimoto has won five straight fights, all by decision going back to 2019. In his most recent bout, he claimed the welterweight title by defeating Capitan Petchyindee to earn the bantamweight kickboxing championship. The Japanese champion will take on the Thai fighter as he looks to make his first title defense. Petchtanong came away with a win in his last bout but had lost two prior to securing that win.
The co-main event is the finals of the heavyweight Grand Prix with Roman Kryklia squaring off against Iraj Azizpour. Kryklia earned his place in the finale by stopping Guto Inocente in the first round of their semifinal bout with Azizpour earning a decision win over Bruno Chaves. This will be the third meeting between the two men, both have a win over the other so this is the ultimate grudge match which will make for a great co-main event.
MMA Sucka will have live coverage for ONE 163: Akimoto vs. Petchtanong. The full card will be available on Amazon Prime Video with the preliminary card starting at 5 am ET/2 am PT, followed by the main card at 7:30 am ET/4:30 am PT.
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ONE 163 Results
Petchtanong Petchfergus def. Hiroki Akimoto via Split Decision to win the ONE Kickboxing Welterweight Championship
Roman Kryklia def. Iraj Azizpour via TKO at 1:28 of Round 2 to win the ONE Kickboxing Heavyweight Grand Prix
Saygid Izagakhmaev def. Shinya Aoki via TKO (Punches) at 2:26 of Round 1
Aung La N Sang def. Yushin Okami via TKO (Punches) at 1:42 of Round 1
Kwon Won II def. Mark Abelardo via TKO (Punches) at 3:44 of Round 3
Woo Sung Hoon def. Yuya Wakamatsu via TKO (Punches) at 2:46 of Round 1
Ahmed Mujtaba def. Abraao Amorim via Submission (triangle choke) at 4:32 of Round 1
Muay Thai Bout: Asahi Shinagawa def. Rui Botelho via Split Decision
Kickboxing Bout: Ahmed Krnjic def. Bruno Chaves via Unanimous Decision
Submission Grappling Bout: Bianca Basilio def. Milena Kaori via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 0:42 of Round 1
Kirikk Gorobets def. Bruno Pucci via Unanimous Decision