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Top 10 Female Kickboxers of 2022

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Who are the top ten female kickboxers of 2022? Who had the best year in kickboxing and who is the female fighter of the year? Kickboxing had a marquee 2021 with some amazing bouts this year. The list of the Top 10 female Kickboxers of 2022 can be found below. K-1, GLORY Kickboxing, Krush, RISE, and Enfusion, all held marquee female kickboxing bouts.

Top 10 Female Kickboxers of 2022

10. Suzuki Mariya

Suzuki Mariya successfully had three calendar wins over 2022 in HEAT, Krush, and K-1. After struggling in her early career, three consecutive victories is an impressive recovery for this Japanese-born athlete.

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9. Nina Van Dalum

Nina Van Dalum was able to impress audiences and make a name for herself this year. The Dutch-born athlete was able to defeat both Miranda Zondervan and Hélène Connart to capture the Enfusion Women’s Flyweight Championship.

8. Misaki Morita

Japan’s Misaki Morita has put together an impressive six-fight win streak in kickboxing with the most recent two being in 2022. After consecutive victories, she will be fighting for the RISE Queen Atomweight Championship on December 25 against Koyuki Miyazaki.

7. Koyuki Miyazaki

The RISE Atomweight Champion Koyuki Miyazaki was victorious in three bouts this year, including title defenses. She will be fighting against Misaki Morita on December 25 in a kickboxing title showdown.

6. Miyuu Sugawara

The Krush Women’s Atomweight Champion Miyuu Sugawara had a mixed year. She started strong with two consecutive victories, lost in the K-1 tournament final against Thailand’s Phayahong Ayothayafightgym, and recovered with a knockout win against Chan Lee.

5. Jorina Baars

With a record of 47-2, Jorina Baars is one of the most accomplished female kickboxers in history. In 2022, she was able to win and defend the Enfusion Women’s Featherweight Championship.

4. Sarel De Jong

The Enfusion Bantamweight World Champion “The Hunter” Sarel De Jong had a frenetic 2022. The Dutch athlete has won three bouts, defended her throne, and still has more scheduled before the end of this year. She will fight in Dubai on December 16.

3. Kana Morimoto

The K-1 Flyweight Champion Kana Morimoto added even more wins to her impressive legacy this year. First, she defeated Ran and followed this up with a title defense defeating Souris Manfredi with a head kick knockout. Kana has one more bout scheduled before the end of the year on December 03.

2. Tiffany Van Soest

American Tiffany Van Soest had an outstanding 2022. She was able to defend her GLORY Kickboxing Super Bantamweight Title in two bouts. “Timebomb” impressively defeated the RISE Flyweight Champion Manazo Kobayashi by way of TKO.

1. Phayahong

Thailand’s Phayahong Ayothayafightgym had an incredible year in 2022. At just the age of 19, she won the K-1 Grand Prix to capture the inaugural K-1 Women’s Atomweight Championship. She defeated MIO and Miyuu Sugawara to earn this illustrious world title. She followed this up with two wins in Muay Thai. Phayahong has now held world titles in both Muay Thai and kickboxing and only just turned 20 years old. She has a record of 68-13. Keep an eye on this Thai-born athlete.

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Timothy Wheaton is a combat sports writer who covers MMA, Kickboxing, and Muay Thai. He has been an avid follower of these sports since 2005. Tim is a host alongside Frazer Krohn on the MMA Sucka Podcast.

With MMA Sucka, Tim has contributed interviews, articles, and podcasts. He has also represented MMA Sucka in person at live Bellator and GLORY Kickboxing events.

Tim also works with a host of other media sites such as Calf Kick Sports, Sportskeeda MMA, Low Kick MMA, Vecht Sport Info, Fighters First, and Beyond Kickboxing. Tim is is the authority on kickboxing and MMA journalist who has covered K-1, PRIDE FC, UFC, GLORY Kickboxing, Bellator, ONE Championship, and plenty more.

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