As Asia’s largest mixed martial arts (MMA) organization, ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC) announced today additional strategic partnerships in establishing the country of Singapore as the Asian Headquarters for the sport of mixed martial arts. The recently announced 10-year media partnership between ONE Fighting Championship™ and ESPN STAR Sports is the largest MMA media deal in Asian history. Also, an additional 17 partners across Asia have joined the ONE FC Network including Phuket Top Team, Fairtex, Spider Academy, Ultimate MMA, Fight G, Burnshell, Pak Fight Club, Syena BJJ, Merican Muay Thai, Streetfight Malaysia, and several others. Additionally, ONE Fighting Championship™ has formed other key strategic partnerships in Singapore.
Ms. Thien Kwee Eng, Executive Director, Lifestyle Programme Office, Economic Development Board, said, “We are glad that ONE FC has chosen Singapore as its headquarters location in Asia and will use Singapore as the base to create, manage and distribute content though partnerships with broadcasters like ESPN STAR Sports. It affirms Singapore’s attractiveness as a launch pad and business hub to access the region’s growth potential.”
CEO and Owner of ONE Fighting Championship™ Mr. Victor Cui said, “Today marks another key milestone in ONE FC’s position as Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization. These strategic partnerships will serve to accelerate the opportunity for us to tap on the resources of extensive networks and strong business support services for our expansion efforts across the region. And of course, the ONE FC-ESPN STAR Sports Partnership will create tremendous opportunities for all parties in the ONE FC Network in the decade to come.”
ONE Fighting Championship™ is the largest series of MMA events taking place across all of the major cities in Asia and it features the best professional fighters from Asia on the largest pan-Asian media broadcast reach. The exclusive ONE FC Network is the largest partnership network in Asia with the largest MMA event organizations, largest MMA gyms, and largest MMA schools. The ONE FC Network includes DREAM, DEEP, URCC, CFC, ROAD FC, and other top MMA organizations.
ONE Fighting Championship™ also announced its third event scheduled for 31 March, 2012 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. The much anticipated line-up will showcase a main event of international Light Heavyweight Champion Renato “Babalu” Sobral vs Kickboxing World Champion Melvin Manhoef along with a co-main event of DEEP Champion Masakazu Imanari vs undefeated URCC Champion Kevin Belingon. The fight card will also showcase the debut fight of Singapore’s first professional female MMA fighter, Nicole Chua.
The main card of ONE FC will be streamed live PPV globally on the ONE FC website. The under card of ONE FC will be streamed on Facebook for free. Tickets for the show in Singapore are now on sale via www.SISTIC.com.
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