ONE Fight Night 17 was the first for the promotion to feature all Muay Thai bouts. It took place from Bangkok, Thailand and aired live during primetime in the United States.
The reigning light heavyweight kickboxing champion, Kryklia added a second title in convincing fashion. The Ukrainian superstar wasted no time asserting dominance in the first round, showcasing his strength by dropping Roberts with a powerful right straight.
Although Roberts managed to beat the count by displaying impressive resilience, “The Viking” was unprepared for what awaited him in the second round. Kryklia methodically walked down the Australian, landing a right hand before flooring his opponent with a precise left hook.
In the co-main event, Jo Nattawut scored a decision victory over Luke Lessei.
Other winners included Jacob Smith, Denis Puric and Mohamed Younes Rabah.
ONE Results: Video Highlights
ONE Results: ONE Fight Night 17
Roman Kryklia defeats Alex Roberts via KO (left hook) at 0:25 of round two to claim the ONE Heavyweight Muay Thai World Title
Jo Nattawut defeats Luke Lessei via unanimous decision (Muay Thai – featherweight)
Mohamed Younes Rabah defeats Saemapetch Fairtex via KO (punch combo) at 2:29 of round one (Muay Thai – catchweight 151.75 lbs)
Dmitry Menshikov defeats Mouhcine Chafi via KO (punch combo) at 1:59 of round one (Muay Thai – lightweight)
Jacob Smith defeats Walter Goncalves via KO (knee to the body) at 2:54 of round one (Muay Thai – flyweight)
Johan Ghazali defeats Edgar Tabares via KO (punch combo) at 0:36 of round one (Muay Thai – catchweight 141 lbs)
Denis Puric defeats Nguyen Tran Duy Nhat via KO (left hook) at 1:35 of round two (Muay Thai – catchweight 139.75 lbs)
Ellis Badr Barboza defeats Thongpoon PK Saenchai via KO (body shot) at 2:21 of round three (Muay Thai – catchweight 132.5 lbs)