ONE Championship announces 1st show in Japan for March 2019

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Japanese MMA was once led by the internationally popular Pride promotion, but it was purchased and essentially absorbed by the UFC in 2007. The UFC has staged occasional second-tier events in Japan, most recently in September 2017.After starting in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, ONE debuted in China in late 2014 and moved into Thailand in 2016. Sityodtong has said he aspires to hold shows eventually in India, along with every significant market in Asia.ONE will debut in Vietnam on Sept. 6, 2019, with a show in Ho Chi Minh City. The promotion’s first show in South Korea is scheduled for Seoul on Dec. 20, 2019.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal TOKYO — ONE Championship will stage its first live event in Japan next year, extending the Asia-based mixed martial arts promotion’s reach into one of the sport’s ancestral homes.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Run for the Troops’ in full swing The debut show will be held March 31, 2019, in Tokyo, ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong announced Thursday.Sityodtong also unveiled dates and locations of 24 of the 30 events on ONE’s 2019 schedule. The promotion will hold two events in Japan, along with its debut events in South Korea and Vietnam.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ONE has gradually expanded its reach across Asia over the past seven years from its base in Singapore. Its 21-event schedule in 2018 stretches from Myanmar to China.Sityodtong has been eager to get ONE’s shows into Japan, where several major MMA organizations have risen and fallen in recent years in the nation’s crowded sports marketplace. MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View commentslast_img

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