27 September 2016 – Manila, Philippines: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), held an open workout for fans and media in attendance at the Music Hall at the Mall of Asia in Manila. Athletes in attendance included ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera, bantamweight standout Mark “Mugen” Striegl and Team Lakay warriors Eduard Folayang and Joshua Pacio. Accompanying the athletes was ONE Vice President Rich Franklin.
03 August 2017 – Macao, China: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), recently held a blockbuster kick-off press conference for ONE: KINGS & CONQUERORS at the Sicily Room at The Venetian Macao in Macao, China. In attendance was Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, Chatri Sityodtong as well as reigning and defending ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes of Brazil, and his opponent, world title challenger Andrew Leone of the United States.
14 September 2017 – Jakarta, Indonesia: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), held an open workout for competitors of ONE: TOTAL VICTORY at the Celebrity Fitness gym of FX Sudirman in Jakarta, Indonesia on Thursday, 14 September. The workout featured Filipino standout Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio, as well as homegrown talents such as “The Terminator” Sunoto, Stefer Rahardian and Adrian Matheis who showcased their martial arts techniques in front of fans and media.
The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), recently held an open workout for athletes competing at ONE: HERO’S DREAM. Held at the Myanmar Plaza on 31 October, the ONE: HERO’S DREAM Open Workout featured main event competitors, reigning ONE Middleweight World Champion “The Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang and Muay Thai heavyweight champion Alain “The Panther” Ngalani. Also in attendance were local martial arts stars Phoe Thaw and Saw Ba Oo who will be competing on the supporting card.
Total Capital Raised Now At US$100,000,000
20 July 2017 – Singapore: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), announced today that it has secured a significant equity investment led by Sequoia India (Sequoia) and Mission Holdings, bringing its total capital raised to US$100 million. New and existing investors also participated in this investment round. This equity investment will further solidify ONE's dominant market leadership position in the sports media industry in Asia and accelerate its global growth.
Manila, Philippines: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced that the company has renewed its partnership with ABS-CBN, the Philippines’ leading media and entertainment organization. The multimedia conglomerate, with a reach that spans the entire nation and millions of homes all around the globe, will have access to all ONE Championship content, including live events in the Philippines.
25 January 2017 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced its renewal of partnership with the largest mobile prepaid service provider in Malaysia, Tune Talk. Both companies have been closely working together since 2012, bringing Asian mixed martial arts to greater heights.
The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced that American grappling superstar, Garry “Lion Killer” Tonon, is set to make his professional debut in ONE Championship, having signed an exclusive contract with the organization. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion is a fixture in global grappling tournaments, and is widely-considered one of the best submission grapplers in history. His first bout under the ONE Championship banner has yet to be announced.
25 April 2017 – Singapore: Over the past three years, ONE Championship, the largest sports media property in Asian history, has seen incredible growth rates in both television viewership and social media engagement -- a testament to the rapid rise of the promotion in worldwide households and the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) as a whole.
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05 August 2016 – Macao, China: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), will be conducting a grappling tournament on Saturday, 13 August in Macao, China. The ONE GRAPPLING CHALLENGE MACAO is set to be held between 10am to 4pm in conjunction w
06 March 2017 – Manila, Philippines: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced its return to Manila on 21 April to hold its tenth event on Philippine shores. The 20,000-capacity SM Mall of Asia Arena will play host to ONE: KINGS OF DESTINY, which promises another evening of world-class mixed martial arts action that fans around the globe should not miss. Headlining the card will be ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang of the Philippines, who will defend his belt for the first time against Malaysia’s Ev “E.T.” Ting.
04 January 2017 – Bangkok, Thailand: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced its return to Bangkok on 11 March for another exciting evening of world-class mixed martial arts action. ONE: WARRIOR KINGDOM is set to electrify the Impact Arena once again with the absolute best in local and international mixed martial arts talent. Headlining the fight card is ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee who is set to defend her title against rising star Jenny Huang.
Jordan Mein is the latest fighter to experience a short-lived retirement from MMA competition.
After announcing in August 2015 that he was done with the sport at age 25, Mein (29-10 MMA, 3-2 UFC) is plotting a comeback to competition as soon as possible.
07 September 2016 – Yangon, Myanmar: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), returns to Myanmar for another exciting evening of world-class mixed martial arts action. ONE: STATE OF WARRIORS is set for Friday, 7 October at the state-of-the-art Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon.
Despite what you may think, Conor McGregor does have a puncher's chance against Floyd Mayweather.
"There are some things that can beat smartness and foresight? Awkwardness and stupidity can. The best swordsman in the world doesn't need to fear the second best swordsman in the world; no, the person for him to be afraid of is some ignorant antagonist who has never had a sword in his hand before; he doesn't do the thing he ought to do, and so the expert isn't prepared for him; he does the thing he ought not to do; and often it catches the expert out and ends him on the spot". - Mark Twain
Conor McGregor surpassed all expectations in his historic fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr.
In the end, Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. wasn't much of a circus. After months of ridicule from the so-called 'experts', UFC sensation Conor McGregor actually held his own against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the squared circle.
Robert Whittaker has avoided the circus, letting his fighting do the talking.
Verbal sparring sessions on social media are all well and good. It’s a chance to see professional fighters go toe-to-toe before they enter the cage and it gives us MMA journalists an easy article to write.
At some point, the talking gets tiring. Case and point, the entire top of the Middleweight division.
OSP threw his name into the hat when he heard Patrick Cummins was out of UFC 217, and now the light heavyweight contender is set to fight Corey Anderson at the November event.
MACAU has a special place in the heart of Filipino mixed martial arts fighter Joshua “The Passion” Pacio after being part of history when Asia’s largest sports media property ONE Championship debuted in the special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China last year. And now that he is set to fight back there, he said he is very much excited and looking forward to performing well anew.
Part of the under card for “ONE: Kings & Conquerors” happening at the Cotai Arena in The Venetian Macao on Aug. 5, Baguio City, Benguet native Pacio will take on Japanese newcomer Hayato Suzuki.
Paige VanZant talks about her decision to move up to 125-pounds.
Four years into her career fighting as a strawweight, Paige VanZant opted to move up to the newly established women’s 125-pound division. But apparently, it was necessary decision to make.
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