23 Facts About ONE FC


Chatri Sityodtong stated his reasons for founding ONE FC 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 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 FC to take part in a similar grappling super fight against Kazushi Sakuraba.

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

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On February 12,2018, ONE FC Championship announced the establishment of the ONE FC Super Series, which would feature kickboxing and Muay Thai bouts.

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

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On July 18,2015, before its partnership with WLC, ONE FC held the first Lethwei fight in its history at the occasion of ONE FC Championship: Kingdom of Warriors in Yangon, Myanmar.

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On June 30,2017, ONE FC held another Lethwei match at ONE FC Championship: Light of a Nation, a contest between Thway Thit Win Hlaing and Soe Htet Oo.

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Since then, ONE FC 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 FC announced a partnership with Dentsu, Razer, and Singtel to launch its new esports series in 2019.

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

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

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In January 2019, ONE FC entered into a partnership with Shooto, according to which Shooto champions would be given a contract with ONE FC Championship.

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On February 18,2021, ONE FC partnered with American promotion Ringside United Fighting.

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On May 6,2022, ONE FC partnered with Thailand-based Fairtex Fight Promotion.

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On 13 February 2020, ONE FC 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 FC announced a new partnership with Tinder to matchmake gamers to each other.

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

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

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In November 2020, ONE FC announced a partnership with Facebook to distribute ONE FC Championship content on Facebook Watch and IGTV.

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On September 29,2022, ONE FC announced an exclusive multi-year partnership with beIN Sports to broadcast live ONE FC Championship events across the Middle East and North Africa for the first time.

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

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