ONE Championship makes debut in Japan

More Sports Mar 31, 2019

ONE Championship makes debut in Japan

by Jason Coskrey

Before coming down the ramp for her fight, Mei Yamaguchi, in a nod to her surroundings at Ryogoku Kokugikan, did a brief shiko (where a sumo wrestler lifts his leg high and straight before stamping it down on the ground). Then, she made her way ...

One Championship raises U.S. profile

More Sports Dec 19, 2018

One Championship raises U.S. profile

by Jason Coskrey

One Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong expects the company's recently-announced deal with U.S. broadcaster Turner Sports will go a long way toward raising the martial arts organization's profile in the U.S. He just doesn't think it stops there. "I think the Turner Sports deal is a major, ...

Media-savvy One Championship attracting fighters

More Sports Dec 12, 2018

Media-savvy One Championship attracting fighters

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Martial arts promotion One Championship is perhaps one of the most rapidly-growing sports properties in the world and hopes one day to become the biggest sports property on the planet past the NFL. In order to achieve the lofty goal, the Singapore-based promotion has its ...

More Sports Oct 16, 2018

Former UFC champ Eddie Alvarez joins One Championship

Former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez has signed with One Championship, the growing Asia-based mixed martial arts promotion. One Championship announced its highest-profile free agent signing to date Monday night. The 34-year-old Alvarez (29-6) is a respected veteran who has held the 155-pound (70.3-kg) title in ...

One Championship makes big plans for Japan

More Sports Aug 23, 2018

One Championship makes big plans for Japan

by Jason Coskrey

No one will ever accuse Chatri Sityodtong, the chairman of martial arts organization ONE Championship, of shying away from a fight. The half-Japanese Sityodtong has a grand vision for his promotion, a vision that includes ONE spreading the gospel of Asian martial arts around the ...

ONE Championship making waves on martial arts scene

More Sports Jun 6, 2018

ONE Championship making waves on martial arts scene

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Atomweight champion Angela "Unstoppable" Lee and Japanese veteran Mei Yamaguchi fought another closely contested main event before a sellout crowd of 12,000 during a ONE Championship at Singapore Indoor Stadium. At the end of the fight, the winner was the same as two years previously, ...