In an exciting announcement, ONE Championship revealed its intention to host four major events in the United States in 2024.
The Asia-based MMA promotion, led by CEO Chatri Sityodtong, expressed gratitude for the overwhelming support received from American fans during their debut event in May. Sityodtong conveyed his astonishment in a press release, stating, “The response from our fans in the U.S. was truly remarkable.”
Although specific dates and venues for these four events are yet to be finalized, Sityodtong highlighted the success of ONE Fight Night 10, which sold out at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado. He also mentioned that it marked the promotion’s highest viewership since partnering with Amazon Prime for streaming.
During this event, former UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson showcased an outstanding performance by defeating Adriano Moraes and reclaiming the ONE flyweight (135 pounds) title, seeking redemption after a previous knockout loss.
ONE Championship chose Colorado as the host state due in part to its athletic commission’s approval of their rule set, which allows knees to grounded opponents.
Sityodtong expressed his enthusiasm for the upcoming events, stating, “I am thrilled to announce that ONE Championship is coming back to the U.S. with four massive events in 2024. Our organization is home to the world’s greatest martial artists, and I am excited to once again showcase our exceptional world champions on American soil. To those fans who have not yet experienced a live ONE event, I assure you an unparalleled experience like no other.”
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about MMA events
What is ONE Championship’s plan for 2024?
ONE Championship is planning to host four major events in the United States in 2024, showcasing world-class martial artists and providing an exceptional live experience.
When did ONE Championship debut in the US?
ONE Championship made its debut in the United States in May.
What was the response to ONE Championship’s US debut?
The response from fans in the US to ONE Championship’s debut was remarkable, with CEO Chatri Sityodtong stating that he was “blown away” by the support received.
Where did ONE Fight Night 10 take place?
ONE Fight Night 10 took place at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado.
Who won the ONE flyweight title during ONE Fight Night 10?
Demetrious Johnson won the ONE flyweight (135 pounds) title by outpointing Adriano Moraes in ONE Fight Night 10.
Why did ONE Championship choose Colorado for its events?
ONE Championship selected Colorado because the state’s athletic commission approved its rule set, which allows for knees to grounded opponents.
What can fans expect from the upcoming events in the US?
Fans can anticipate an unparalleled experience, with ONE Championship showcasing its world champions and promising a live event like no other.