ONE Championship set to hold four events in Manila in 2019
Santino Honasan on Aug 23, 2018 04:57 PM
The Mall of Asia Arena in Manila has been a favorite destination for ONE Championship. (Photo courtesy of ONE Championship)
ONE Championship will continue to bring their exciting brand of mixed martial arts action to the Philippines with four events lined up in Manila in 2019.
At their groundbreaking press conference in Tokyo, ONE Championship announced the first 24 of an expected 30 events in 2019, which includes four stops in Manila on January 25th, April 5th, August 2nd, and December 13th.
While no venue has been specified, it's likely that these ONE Championship cards will take place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, where ONE Championship has been holding their events in Manila for the last seven years.
2018 was just as busy for ONE Championship in terms of bringing events to Manila, as 2019 will be the second year in a row that the ONE cage will set up shop in the Metro four times.
Already with three jam-packed events in the books this year, ONE Championship will be putting on one more show in Manila this November.
“I am thrilled to announce the first 24 of 30 events of our busy 2019 schedule at ONE Championship." ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong said duing the presser. "In addition to the first 24 live events planned for all sports fans in Asia, there will be at least 6 ONE Warrior Series events that will continue to showcase the absolute best in martial arts, delivered by our martial arts superheroes. 2018 isn’t over yet and we still have a lot of great stuff planned but 2019 is already shaping up to be an amazing year for us.”
Aside from stops in Manila, ONE Championship is also planning on taking their brand of martial arts excitement to Jakarta, Bangkok, Singapore, Yangon, Macau, Guangzhou, and Seoul, among other usual destinations.
ONE Championship also announced that they will be heading to Japan for the first time, with two events in Tokyo planned for 2019.