17 Facts About ONE Championship


ONE Championship is a Singaporean combat sports promotion.

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Chatri Sityodtong stated his reasons for founding ONE Championship was that he believed that martial arts was Asia's "cultural treasure", yet there was no Pan-Asian promotion to unite the continent.

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On 31 March 2012, ONE Championship FC held its first female fight during War of the Lions at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

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Shortly after, Eddie Bravo announced that he had been contacted by ONE Championship to take part in a similar grappling super fight against Kazushi Sakuraba.

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In May 2021, ONE Championship announced that Gordon Ryan was due to debut in ONE Championship in a grappling match with Shinya Aoki to be held in August of that year.

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In what would be their first boxing match to be promoted, ONE Championship collaborated with Nakornloung Promotion to put the matchup together with Iran Diaz.

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Since then, ONE Championship has not held more Lethwei fights, but CEO Chatri Sityodtong has expressed his love for the art and wanting to recruit Lethwei Champion Dave Leduc into the organization.

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In November 2018, ONE Championship announced a partnership with Dentsu, Razer, and Singtel to launch its new esports series in 2019.

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ONE Championship Esports was then officially introduced later that year with Carlos Alimurung as its CEO.

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In 2017, ONE entered into a partnership with World Lethwei Championship parties agreed on sending athletes to fight in each other's organization.

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On 13 February 2020, ONE announced the launch of the "Infinity" series, events consisting of at least three championship fights and a minimum of 12 world champions.

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In June 2021, ONE Championship announced a new partnership with Tinder to matchmake gamers to each other.

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ONE made its PPV debut at ONE Fighting Championship: Rise of Kings via iN DEMAND, Avail-TVN, DirecTV and Dish.

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Since May 2018, ONE Championship events have been broadcast live and free on both their dedicated apps and YouTube channel in select locations.

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ONE Championship uses the Global Martial Arts Rule Set, which "blends a combination of Best Practices from Asian and Non-Asian Rules".

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Cash bonus known as the "ONE Warrior bonus" was introduced on 9 July 2014 and implemented for the first time at ONE Fighting Championship: War of Dragons on 11 July 2014.

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Rankings for the ONE Championship's fighters are both recorded and updated when information has been obtained from the ONE Championship's website.

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