ONE FC is a Mixed Martial Arts promotion based in Singapore. Since it began in 2011 it has raised more that $100 million. This number is soon to soar however as there are reports that a “major equity investment” from venture capital firm Sequoia India and investment firm Mission Holdings will propel Asia’s largest MMA organization to even greater heights. With this investment in the bank One Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong claims that the promotion is planning on holding between 24 and 30 events in 2018.
Volume is not the only expansion however, One Championship’s events will take place in Japan, South Korea and India aswell as further growth into China.
Sityodtong says they are only scratching the surface of the promotions potential however. And he reason for this success, gearing the promotion specifically towards the taste of the Asian audience
“The UFC has done a wonderful job in the Western hemisphere and deserve their success, but they focus primarily on the fighting, on the violence, on controversy, on disrespect,” Sityodtong said. “You know, Conor McGregor, in your face, F-this, F-that. We’ve chosen to focus on Asian values, and that kind of stuff just doesn’t fly. One Championship is a true celebration of martial arts, which is Asia’s greatest cultural treasure, and we want to honor the Asian values of humility, kindness, integrity, strength and discipline. So it’s a very different approach.”
The next time you can catch a ONE FC event is “Conquest of Kings,” on July 29 at GOR Kertajaya Arena in East Java, Indonesia.