It is clear that ONE Championship realizes, when trying to run the most powerful MMA organization in the world, accessibility is everything.
ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong has increased accessibility for his product by signing a deal with premier broadcaster Sky Sports, which will be in charge of the company’s broadcast distribution in the UK and Ireland.
Sky Sports and ONE Championship have today announced an exclusive partnership to air ONE events in the UK and Ireland 🙌
ONE is the world's largest martial arts organization, showcasing fights in a range of martial arts including MMA, Muay Thai, Kickboxing and more 👊
— Sky Sports (@SkySports) December 12, 2023
With standout UK fighters on the roster such as two-sport champion Jonathan Haggerty and Muay Thai powerhouse Liam Harrison, demand for ONE Championship in the region has steadily grown. Now with a substantial amount of traction, this was an excellent time to get involved with a major UK based broadcast company.
“For years, our UK fans have been clamoring for ONE to be broadcast on one of the region’s major networks. This deal marks an important milestone for the celebration of martial arts and the continued expansion of ONE Championship’s global footprint.”
-ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong
The first of many ONE events to be broadcast by Sky Sports will be ONE Fight Night 18 on January 13, 2024. Flyweight kickboxing world champion Superlek Kiatmoo9 will square off with Algeria’s Elias Mahmoudi in the headlining bout at the world-famous Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok