ONE Championship Muay Thai fighter Fariya Aminipour tragically lost his life in Phuket, as confirmed by his gym in Thailand.
The gym, Tiger Muay Thai, reported that the 23-year-old’s death was the result of a “tragic accident” involving his bike.
Through a social media statement, the gym honoured Aminipour, recognizing him as an “extremely talented” fighter who will be deeply missed and forever remembered by everyone.
The Instagram tribute noted, “At only 23 years old, lion-hearted Fariyar had already accomplished so much and was well on track to achieving his dream of becoming a ONE world champion. Gone far, far too soon due to a tragic accident.”
Aminipour was rising in the ranks of Muay Thai, with five appearances in the ONE Friday Fights series at Lumpinee Stadium last year. He claimed victory in four of these matches, defeating several notable opponents.
His notable wins included defeating Hiroki Suzuki, the Rebels super featherweight champion, at ONE Friday Fights 4, and securing a victory over Ferrari Fairtex at ONE Friday Fights 13.
During ONE Friday Fights 22, he emerged victorious against Rambolek Chor Ajalaboon, a former champion at Thailand’s Channel 7 Stadium, similar to Ferrari.
His last win of the year occurred at ONE Friday Fights 27, where Aminipour triumphed over Pongsiri PKSaenchaigym, a former Lumpinee Stadium champion.
In his final fight of the year at ONE Friday Fights 46, Aminipour faced Kulabdam Sor Jor Piek Uthai, a previous fighter of the year, but was defeated in the second round.