ONE Championship exec: ONE X event will make history

Saturday’s blockbuster ONE X event was originally slated to celebrate the Asian fighting promotion’s 10th anniversary, but as it draws closer, ONE CEO Chatri Sityodtong says he hopes the incredible lineup of 20 fights will have an even greater meaning.

“It’s the biggest event in ONE’s history, and you know, if you look at what we’re trying to achieve here, no global organization has ever tried to do an all-day festival from 1pm to 11 p.m. with the highest of the world’s top champion athletes in mixed martial arts, Muay Thai, kickboxing and submission grappling – essentially all major arts in combat sports and at the highest level – and with a broadcast massive, 154 countries around the world,” Sityodtong told the Underground.

Saturday’s event is broadcast live from the Singapore Indoor Stadium and features title fights in MMA, kickboxing and Muay Thai. There are also a pair of submission wrestling bouts on the card, in addition to a single mixed rules bout between former UFC champion Demetrious Johnson and Thai phenom Rodtang Jitmuangnon.

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