Manila to host two ONE Championship events in the first half of 2020
ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 04, 2019 05:32 PM
ONE Championship has packed the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Philippines on multiple occasions over the last few years (Photo courtesy of ONE Championship)
Coming off another landmark year in 2019, Asian martial arts powerhouse ONE Championship looks to put on even more events in 2020, including two stops in Manila, Philippines in the first half of the year.
The Philippines has been a regular stop for ONE Championship in the last few years, with the promotion regularly holding four events in Manila, with each event being a sell-out card headlined by big-time fights.
ONE Championship looks to continue the trend in the coming year as they head to Manila twice within the first five months of the year, with the first event on January 31st and the second on May 29th.
Apart from Manila, ONE will be setting up shop in usual locations such as Bangkok, Thailand, Singapore, Jakarta, Indonesia, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
ONE will also be heading back to Tokyo, Japan on April 5th and to Ho Chih Minh, Vietnam on March 20th, as well as to Macau, China on May 15th.
“2019 was a pivotal year for ONE Championship. In addition to increasing our reach and deepening our engagement in our core markets across Asia, we held our first events in Japan and Vietnam. ONE Championship also established its initial broadcast presence in the United States and India with live broadcasts and delayed re-runs. For 2020, our goal is to push the boundaries and expand our reach, frequency, and engagement across all core geographies," said ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong.
“For the coming year, ONE Championship intends to hold a minimum of 50 events, including those from ONE Championship, ONE Hero Series, ONE Warrior Series, and ONE Esports. More announcements will be coming shortly for the 2020 calendar. In addition, if all goes according to plan, we hope to throw our first events in the United States, India, and Korea in 2020. While nothing is 100% confirmed yet for US and India, serious initial discussions have been underway. Also, with the success of ONE Hero Series China, we will now launch ONE Hero Series Philippines, our local league in the Philippines, in 2020 to widen our search for the next global martial arts superstar," he added.
Check out the initial list of events for the first half of 2020 below:
Friday, 10 January
Friday, 31 January
Friday, 7 February
Friday, 28 February
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Friday, 20 March
Saturday, 28 March
Sunday, 5 April
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Friday, 24 April
Friday, 15 May
Friday, 29 May
Friday, 5 June
Seoul, South Korea
Friday, 19 June
*More events will be added shortly to the 1H 2020 calendar.