What were the best kickboxing fights of 2022? Who had the best kickboxing battles this year? Kickboxing has had a marquee 2022 filled with incredible bouts. The list of the top ten kickboxing fights can be found below. This list includes matches from K-1, RISE, GLORY Kickboxing, and ONE Championship. Videos are included for each fight.
Top Ten Kickboxing Fights of 2022
10. Tenshin Nasukawa vs Takeru Segawa
It would be hard to tell the story of kickboxing in 2022 without THE MATCH between Tenshin Nasukawa and Takeru Segawa. The two cold-war rivals who never battled finally met. The two refused to back down and they put on a show for the sold-out Tokyo Dome.
9. Marat Grigorian vs Tayfun Ozcan
In ONE Championship’s stacked 155 lbs weight class, Marat Grigorian and Tayfun Ozcan went to war against one another. The two fighters traded combinations of furious punches and kicks against each other.
8. Chingiz Allazov vs Sitthichai
Chingiz Allazov was happy to battle Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong in the finals of the ONE Featherweight Grand Prix. The two traded heavy leather. The winner will next face the reigning ONE Kickboxing World Champion Superbon Singha Mawynn at ONE on Prime Video 6.
7. Taiju Shiratori vs YA-MAN
YA-MAN is rightly earning a reputation for being one of the most exciting kickboxers in the world today. In the bloody battle, between Taiju Shiratori and YA-MAN, both men threw brutal strikes against each other, and neither backed down.
6. Regian Eersel vs Arian Sadikovic
It was an all-out war between Regian Eersel and Arian Sadikovic. The two skilled kickboxers battled for the ONE lightweight world championship title. Each man had to dig deep just to survive as they traded thunderous shots.
5. Akihiro Kaneko vs Masashi Kumura
Akihiro Kaneko and Masashi Kumura both refused to back down in the finals of the 2022 K-1 Super Bantamweight World Grand Prix. It was a bloody war which nearly ended in a draw.
4. Zhang Peimian vs Jonathan Di Bella
In a war against the Chinese kickboxing phenom, the Canadian-Italian Jonathan Di Bella never stopped coming forward. It was a kickboxing masterclass as they exchanged lightning-fast strikes with the ONE Strawweight Kickboxing World Championship on the line.
3. Sergej Masloboyej vs Tarik Khbabez
For the vacant GLORY Light Heavyweight World Championship, Sergej Masloboyej and Tarik Khbabeztested tested each other’s chins. The two fighters marched from one end of the ring to the other trading a series of combination strikes.
2. Masahiko Suzuki vs Seiki Ueyama
This kickboxing fight had an unbelievable pace set. The two, Masahiko Suzuki and Seiki Ueyama started throwing punches in bunches and never stopped. The bout even went to a draw so an extension round was added. Neither fighter showed any quit in them.
1. Capitan Petchyindee vs Hiroki Akimoto – Fight of the Year
Capitan Petchyindee vs Hiroki Akimoto is one of the greatest battles in kickboxing history. It was a classic war between a Muay Thai-based fighter against a Karate-based fighter. The two warriors exchanged rapid punches, kicks, and knees against each other with the ONE Bantamweight Kickboxing World Title on the line.
Honorable Mentions and More Fights:
Ryotaro vs Takuya T-98
Stoyan Koprivlenski v Guerric Billet
Masahiko Suzuki vs Akihiro Kaneko
Tyjani Beztati vs. Stoyan Koprivlenski
Gunji Taitio vs Wang Junguang
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