Ben Tynan is coming off another big win at Lumpinee Stadium and has two victories from his two ONE Championship fights. The charismatic heavyweight wants a shot at the belt and isn’t shy about letting the world know.

Speaking after his win over Duke Didier at ONE Fight Night 20 he declared that reigning heavyweight champion Anatoly Malykhin was in his sights

“I’m 100% coming for him. Whether this win is enough or whether I might have to put another fight or two on my resume, considering he is the champion, I’m coming for him.”

Line them up

Malykhin won the ONE Championship middleweight title this year. He already holds the heavyweight and light heavyweight belts but seeing the Russian drop down two divisions did not impress Tynan.

Tynan feels that Malykhin is too small to compete with an opponent of his size and stature,

“He’s a middleweight. Let’s be real.”

Malykhin will presumably need time to pile on the pounds and return to heavyweight, assuming that he doesn’t decide to defend one of his other two belts first. So Tynan does not plan to sit around waiting for the champion and is happy to run through as many contenders as ONE Championship can find,

“Send anyone you want. Line them up if you have to. I’ll knock them all down.”


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He managed to knock Didier down with an elbow before finishing him with ground and pound. Tynan sounded happy with the performance which earned him a $50,000 USD bonus,

“It was a pretty damn good performance. I’m satisfied. I don’t think I got hit. I took him out in a clean fashion and got to show off some of my striking. So, I’m super happy about that.”

He is hoping to get the call to compete at ONE 167. That event us set for Denver on September 7th and Tynan thinks a lot of fans would come to support him,

“I would love to get on that Denver card. That would be awesome. I’ve got a lot of family and friends who’ve been really wanting to come support me, who can’t really make the trip out here to Thailand, so to get noisy up in Denver would be a lot of fun.”

Tynan is a lot of fun and is emerging as a fan favourite. He has his eyes on the heavyweight belt but it sounds like the 30 year old would settle for a spot on the upcoming 168 card in Denver.