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