Singapore-based MMA organization ONE Championship released their schedule for 2016 today.

A cursory glance shows the company making a focus on China, with at least 3 of the 14 events scheduled for Hong Kong, Changsa and Taiwan.

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ONE will host ten (10) additional events in China in 2016, which will be announced separately in the future. The company chalks up its focus to “significantly increased demand.”

“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,” ONE CEO Victor Cui said.

“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,” Cui added. “We look forward to bringing our signature brand of world-class MMA action into more cities in Asia come 2016.”

The 2016 schedule begins on the 23rd of January:

 

 

23 JANUARY : CHANGSA STADIUM, CHANGSA, CHINA 
29 JANUARY : STADIUM NEGARA, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
20 FEBRUARY : ISTORA SENAYAN, JAKARTA, INDONESIA
18 MARCH : THUWANNA INDOOR STADIUM, YANGON, MYANMAR
15 APRIL : MALLS OF ASIA ARENA, MANILA, PHILIPPINES
06 MAY : SINGAPORE INDOOR STADIUM, SINGAPORE
27 MAY : IMPACT ARENA, BANGKOK, THAILAND
17 JUNE : PHO PHU STADIUM, HO CHI MIN CITY, VIETNAM
01 JULY : ASIA-WORLD EXPO, HONG KONG, CHINA
05 AUGUST : NTU SPORTS CENTRE, TAIPEI, TAIWAN
02 SEPTEMBER : STADIUM NEGARA, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
22 OCTOBER : ISTORA SENAYAN, JAKARTA, INDONESIA
11 NOVEMBER : SINGAPORE INDOOR STADIUM, SINGAPORE
02 DECEMBER : MALLS OF ASIA ARENA, MANILA, PHILIPPINES 

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  ONE Championship releases 2016 schedule, signals intentions to focus on China