After five months of being shelved due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ONE Championship is officially back at it.
The Home Of Martial Arts are set to return with their flagship show on 31 July with ONE: NO SURRENDER in Thailand.
It will be the first time a flagship event will be held since ONE: KING OF THE JUNGLE last 28 February also in Thailand. This comes on the heels of their successful staging of the ONE Hero Series in China last week,
“After a successful ONE Hero Series 13 and 14 in China last weekend, ONE Championship will now kick off our flagship event schedule with ONE: No Surrender on 31 July in Thailand,” ONE CEO and Chairman Chatri Sityodtong said.
The event will remain behind closed doors to limit the chances of the virus spreading further. Sityodtong also announced ONE Dark Series, 12 extra pre-taped matches for viewers all over the globe aside from the live broadcast.
“No Surrender will be a closed-door, audience-free stadium event fo a live global broadcast,” Sityodtong explained.
“We will also be holding 12 extra fights on that day for the newly-launched ONE Dark Series, a taped first-air product for our broadcast partners and fans around the world.”
Details of the events and the match card will soon follow as the team is still finalizing the card.
Holding it in Thailand also makes a lot of sense as it has been swift in containing the virus, and it is also home to five World Champions in Muay Thai and Kickboxing.
ONE Women’s Atomweight number one contender Denice “The Menace Fairtex” Zamboanga is also still stuck in Thailand and it would not be surprising to see her in the card as well.
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