ONE Championship Sells Out First U.S. Event; Filipino Athletes Express Elation

ONE Championship Sells Out First U.S. Event; Filipino Athletes Express Elation

ONE Championship Sells Out First U.S. Event; Filipino Athletes Express Elation

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Tickets to ONE Championship’s maiden on-ground event in the United States this May 5th at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado are officially sold out

The news first broke over the weekend, and it was officially confirmed by Chatri Sityodtong—the Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship—during the broadcast of the recently-concluded ONE Fight Night 8 in Singapore.

This development has been met with delight by several Filipino talents, including two-time ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang who will be flying out of his own pocket just to see it live.

“As the remaining active pioneer on the roster, I’m so happy for ONE. This company has come a long way from just being a regional promotion. Now, the whole world sees ONE as a global combat sports juggernaut alongside other major organizations,” he said.

“This is undoubtedly an important milestone in ONE history. I believe there’s more to come after this,” Folayang added.

The person verified to sit beside Folayang at Circle-side is none other than former ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua “The Passion” Pacio.

“It will be a privilege to be there and watch it live. I may not be slated on the card to compete, but I will still have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be part of history. I’m looking forward to enjoying the festivities during fight week,” Pacio stated.

Both Folayang and Pacio will be heading stateside for training in April, and they are expected to stay there until the first week of May.

Meanwhile, ex-ranked strawweight contender Jeremy “The Jaguar” Miado will be tuning in from his home in Bangkok, Thailand, where he is currently based.

“I was really hoping to be part of the first U.S. event, but that's fine. Everything happens for a reason. What I can promise is that I'll be watching it. There are a lot of great fights lined up for May 5, including the main event. I cannot miss that,” Miado mentioned.

ONE Fight Night 10 is headlined by a trilogy fight between Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson and Adriano “Mikhino” Moraes for the coveted ONE Flyweight World Championship.

Joining the marquee attraction are two more World Title contests, with Rodtang Jitmuangnon defending his ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Championship against Edgar Tabares and Mikey Musumeci putting his ONE Flyweight Submission Grappling World Championship on the line versus Osamah Almarwai.

The fight card will also feature the long-awaited return of “Super” Sage Northcutt and the U.S. debuts of Roberto Soldic and Stamp Fairtex.

Filipino fight fans will get to enjoy the action on May 6 at 8:00 AM at, as well as at One Sports and One Sports+ on Philippine television.