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ONE Championship's Anatoly Malykhin: The Heavyweight to Beat, Claims Chatri Sityodtong

Chatri rates Anatoly Malykhin the best heavyweight fighter
Anatoly Malykhin

In the realm of heavyweight MMA, debates surrounding the most formidable fighters often ignite fervent discussions. ONE Championship's Anatoly Malykhin, freshly crowned with his third world title at ONE 166, has sparked such debates, with Chatri Sityodtong boldly proclaiming him as the heavyweight to beat.

With an illustrious record and an undeniable display of prowess, Malykhin's dominance in the ONE Championship arena has solidified his status as a force to be reckoned with. His latest triumph over Reinier de Ridder further cements his reputation as one of the best heavyweights in the sport.

In a recent post-fight press conference, ONE Championship head honcho Chatri Sityodtong didn't mince words when expressing his confidence in Malykhin's abilities. 

"There’s no question Anatoly is the greatest Heavyweight on the planet, full stop," Sityodtong asserted, touting Malykhin's remarkable finish rate and formidable wrestling skills.

Sityodtong went on to elaborate on Malykhin's capabilities, boldly stating, 

"He has a 100 percent finish rate, one-punch KO power, he would take Francis Ngannou down and smash him. He’s an elite wrestler." 

Such assertions paint a vivid picture of the confidence Sityodtong has in Malykhin's potential to dominate even the likes of Ngannou.

While opinions may vary on whether Malykhin's prowess extends beyond the ONE Championship sphere, there's no denying the intrigue surrounding a potential matchup between Malykhin and Ngannou. As the MMA world eagerly awaits such showdowns, Malykhin remains focused on his continued success in the ring, with his sights set on new challenges and achievements.


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