ONE CHAMPIONSHIP: A TRIUMPHANT RETURN
29 June 2020 – Singapore: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), today officially confirmed the resumption of its flagship event schedule, beginning with ONE: NO SURRENDER in Bangkok, Thailand, on 31 July. ONE: NO SURRENDER marks the promotion’s expanded return to closed-door, audience-free live events. The first three major bouts are confirmed and feature an array of blockbuster ONE Super Seriesshowdowns. Mixed martial arts bouts will be announced shortly.
The event will be broadcast live around the world across 150+ countries. Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, stated: “After returning with the successful ONE Hero Series 13 and 14 events in China last weekend, ONE Championship will now kick off our flagship event schedule with ONE: NO SURRENDER on July 31 in Bangkok, Thailand.
The world is suffering from the worst global crisis in a hundred years. Most national borders remain closed in Asia, and this has posed unique logistical and operational challenges. However, our superstar team at ONE Championship continues to work hard to deliver fans the authentic martial arts experiences they crave.
Our athletes are ready to showcase their skills and tell their stories." Two ONE Super Series World Championship bouts have been confirmed for ONE: NO SURRENDER, with reigning ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion Rodtang “The Iron Man” Jitmuangnonputting his World Title on the line against former ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Champion Petchdam “The Baby Shark” Petchyindee Academy.
This contest for Rodtang's One Championship world title is the third meeting between the two, with the score standing at one win apiece.
In a battle for the ONE Featherweight Muay Thai World Championship, reigning champion Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy is scheduled to face perhaps his biggest challenge yet in “The Boxing Computer” Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex.
The experience and physical stamina of You will be key for him to overcome the destructive monster that is Petchmorakot. This one is the most intriguing of the three matchups announced so far.
Also, in a ONE Super Series Kickboxing Super-Bout, striking superstars Superbon Banchamek and “The Killer Kid” Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong will battle for the first time in the ONE Championship ring. This will be the third meeting between these two superstars, with each carrying a victory into this contest.
ONE: NO SURRENDER, PARTIAL CARD*Bangkok, ThailandFriday, 31:
JulyONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Championship:
Rodtang Jitmuangnon vs Petchdam Petchyindee AcademyMuay Thai: 61.2kg
ONE Featherweight Muay Thai World Championship
Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy vs Yodsanklai IWE FairtexMuay Thai: 70.3kg
ONE Super Series Kickboxing Super-Bout:
Superbon Banchamek vs Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong - Kickboxing: 70.3kg
Additional details and bout information for ONE: NO SURRENDER to come with many more scintillating matchups in the works.