The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), delivered a thrilling night of action last Saturday, 6 October at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand. ONE: KINGDOM OF HEROES played host to a series of compelling martial arts contests, headlined by a world-class boxing showdown between The Ring Magazine and two-time WBC Super Flyweight World Champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and the challenger Iran “MagnifiKO” Diaz from Mexico.
According to data from Nielsen, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, ONE: KINGDOM OF HEROES posted excellent viewership numbers, drawing over 25 million viewers, while setting a record-breaking peak TV ratings share of 58.5% in Thailand, and registering similarly strong numbers across the region in Asia.
ONE: KINGDOM OF HEROES featured some of the best martial arts world champions across 14 action-packed bouts featuring a wide spectrum of offerings which included Muay Thai, kickboxing, mixed martial arts, and world championship boxing.
To date, ONE Championship has garnered a staggering 30 billion impressions on social media as of September 2018. Video views reached 4.2 billion on an annualized basis, and are expected to continue to accelerate.
ONE Championship returns on Friday, 26 October, when martial arts superstar “The Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang returns home to Yangon, Myanmar to headline ONE: PURSUIT OF GREATNESS set for the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium. Aung La N Sang will put his ONE Middleweight World Championship on the line against Mohammad Karaki of Lebanon.
ONE CHAMPIONSHIP SIGNS EDDIE ALVAREZ
16 October 2018 – Singapore: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced that the promotion has signed former mixed martial arts lightweight world champion “The Underground King” Eddie Alvarez to a multiple bout contract. Alvarez joins a stacked ONE Championship roster, which is the most talent-rich martial arts roster in the industry including world champions from mixed martial arts, Muay Thai, kickboxing, boxing, and the like.
Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, stated: “I am thrilled to announce that multiple-time world champion Eddie Alvarez will be joining ONE Championship on a multiple-bout contract. Eddie is one of the world’s best martial artists in the world, and is no doubt a tremendous addition to the ONE roster. The ONE Championship roster is incredibly deep with talents such as Shinya Aoki, Eduard Folayang, and Amir Khan, among others. I am excited to have Eddie in that mix and to see some amazing matchups and performances. This is no doubt one of the biggest athlete signings in the history of ONE Championship.”
Known as “The Underground King”, former multiple-time world champion Eddie Alvarez of the United States is a mixed martial arts legend who has competed for the world’s top mixed martial arts promotions. The experience he has gathered over a stellar 15 year professional career so far is beyond impressive, with wins over some of the biggest names in the sport. Alvarez’ most notable victories have come against the likes of Roger Huerta, Shinya Aoki, Gilbert Melendez, Anthony Pettis, Rafael Dos Anjos, and most recently Justin Gaethje. Recognized for his well-rounded skills and unwavering will to win, Alvarez now joins the ONE Championship lightweight division looking to continue his legendary career in the world’s largest martial arts organization.