ONE Championship has a little movement within its ONE athlete rankings following a packed October.
Marat Grigorian moved into the top-ranked spot in the featherweight kickboxing standings after ONE: First Strike. Grigorian picked up a stoppage victory over Andy Souwer to advance to the semi-finals of the ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix.
Grigorian moved past Giorgio Petrosyan, who dropped to #2, following the Italian's knockout loss to Superbon in the matchup for the inaugural ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Championship. The Thai star now awaits the winner of the tournament for his first title defense.
Also making a move in the featherweight kickboxing rankings, Chingiz Allazov leaped to the #4 spot following his sub-minute knockout over Samy Sana. Allazov moved ahead of Tayfun Ozcan, who dropped to #5 following a narrow decision loss to Sitthichai.
Stamp Fairtex also made moves in the rankings following her main event win at ONE: NextGen.
The Thai star put on a quality performance against Julie Mezabarba to advance to the ONE Atomweight World Grand Prix finals. The victory moved her ahead of Seo Hee Ham into the #2-ranked spot in the rankings.
Ritu Phogat, who won her semi-final contest against Jenelyn Olsim, remained at #4. However, with a showdown against Stamp looming for December, she will have her opportunity to move up before the end of the year while claiming a title shot against Angela Lee.
More movement should be expected. On Friday, November 12, Saemapetch Fairtex puts his #1 bantamweight Muay Thai ranking on the line against the debuting Rittewada Petchyindee Academy.
ONE: NextGen II airs across all Bleacher Report platforms at 8:30 a.m. EST/5:30 a.m. PST.
The BLISTERING Showdown Between Stamp And Julie Mezabarba 💥💪🔥Former two-sport queen Stamp Fairtex collided with Brazilian upstart Julie Mezabarba in an electric ONE Women's Atomweight World Grand Prix semifinal matchup...
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