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ONE Championship Sets Groundwork For 2016

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ONE Championship announced plans recently for the next 14 events in 2016, including stops in three new territories.

Ten other events are set to be held in China during the calendar year, meaning a total of 24 will take place next year.

“As we wrap up 2015, I’m very pleased that it has been a great year for ONE Championship in terms of growth as we continue to expand at an incredibly rapid pace,” ONE CEO Victor Cui said. “We look forward to bringing our signature brand of world-class MMA action into more cities in Asia come 2016.

“With our success in Asia and the Middle East, we are thrilled to announce that we will be entering three new markets next year, namely Thailand, Vietnam and Hong Kong. These are amazing cities with a massive following of martial arts fans and next year, these fans will get to experience ONE Championship’s superlative MMA events live!

“We will also return to our favorite cities in Asia – Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila and Singapore – with even greater shows and blockbuster fight cards that will ignite stadiums and get fans demanding for more!”

Check out the planned schedule of events below:

Jan. 23: Changsa Stadium, Changsa, China

Jan. 29: Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Feb. 20: Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia

March 18: Thuwanna Indoor Stadium, Yangon, Myanmar

April 15: Mall Of Asia Arena, Manila, Philippines

May 6: Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore

May 27: Impact Arena, Bangkok, Thailand

June 17: Pho Phu Stadium, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

July 1: Asia-World Expo, Hong Kong

Aug. 5: NTU Sports Centre, Taipei, Taiwan

Sept. 2: Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Oct. 22: Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia

Nov. 11: Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore

Dec. 2: Mall of Asia Arena, Manila, Philippines

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