ONE Championship prospect Fariyar Aminipour dies aged 23 after motorcycle accident

Fariyar Aminipour, a talented Iranian fighter who has seen a meteoric rise in ONE Championship over the past year, has died aged 23.

The professional Muay Thai fighter fought only three weeks ago at ONE Friday Fights 46, where he lost by TKO.

According to local media, the gifted prospect died after being involved in a motorcycle accident.

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Police revealed that Aminipour had been riding the motorbike when the 23-year-old fighter lost control and crashed.

“It is with very heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Fariyar Aminipou,” his gym, Tiger Muay Thai, wrote on Instagram.

“Since joining our team in late 2022 with only amateur fighting experience, the extremely talented Fariyar skyrocketed in the professional Muay Thai world, defeating huge names of the sport on ONE Lumpinee events and becoming a top-10 ranked fighter.

“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, Fariyar will be missed greatly and will remain in all of our thoughts.”

Fariyar Aminipour was a talented prospect who fought five times in 2023. Credit: Instagram/FariyarAminipour

The talented fighter surged into ONE Championship, fighting a huge five times only his preliminary year competing in the combat sports promotion.

Even more impressive was that the Iranian had won four of those five fights.

Tributes flowed as the MMA community and Aminipour’s training partners mourned the young talent.

“Far too soon,” one commented.

“My brother, my heart was broken,” another said.

UFC lightweight Rafael Fiziev, also a fellow training partner of the late Aminipour, posted an emoji of a broken heart.

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