ONE Championship’s rapid expansion looks to continue with a slew of recent announcements in Tokyo. The headline news was that the promotion will be putting on 30 events in 2019 including two in Japan and one in South Korea.
The Tokyo event is booked for March 31st and will feature several of ONE Championship’s biggest stars. Ralph and Renzo Gracie, Garry Tonon, Giorgio Petrosyan, Nong-O Gaiyanghadao, Mei Yamaguchi, Ken Hasegawa, Yoshitaka Naito and Shinya Aoki are all penciled in for the card.
ONE Championship will return to Tokyo on October 11th and will also hold events in Jakarta, Manila, Bangkok, Singapore, Yangon, Beijing, Macau, Kuala Lumpur, Guangzhou, Ho Chi Minh, Shanghai and Seoul in addition to the six which are yet to be announced.
“Japan has a rich martial arts culture and history, and ONE Championship has been planning for a very long time to bring our authentic martial arts experience right here to the fans, deep in the heart of Asia,” said Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship.
“Our mission at ONE Championship is sacred, we want to unleash martial arts superheroes unto the world -- world-class athletes who ignite passion and hope, and who help weave martial arts into the very fabric of human life. By sharing their stories with the world, ONE Championship aims to change the lives of many through the beauty of sport and discipline.”
ONE Championship 2019 Calendar of Events
Jakarta, Indonesia, 19th January
Manila, Philippines, 25th January
Bangkok, Thailand, 16th February
Singapore, 22nd February
Yangon, Myanmar, 8th March
Tokyo, Japan, 31st March
Manila, Philippines, 5th April
Jakarta, Indonesia, 4th May
Bangkok, Thailand, 11th May
Singapore, 17th May
Beijing, China, 7th June
Macau, China, 15th June
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 28th June
Guangzhou, China, 20th July
Manila, Philippines, 2nd August
Bangkok, Thailand, 17th August
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, 6th September
Tokyo, Japan, 11th October
Jakarta, Indonesia, 26th October
Shanghai, China, 9th November
Singapore, 22nd November
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 6th December
Manila, Philippines, 13th December
Seoul, South Korea, 20th December