ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong Says Promotion is Targeting 104 Events Annually
By FCF Staff
ONE Championship continues to expand its presence, and recently the promotion’s CEO, Chatri Sityodtong, reported the company intends to hold over 100 events annually.
ONE recently held a conference call to promote its upcoming events, and the fact it has signed former Bellator and UFC champ, Eddie Alvarez. During the call, Sityodtong also reported the following, while discussing the Asian based promotion’s plans (quote via MMA Junkie):
“If you look at the number of events, we’re throwing 30 events next year, which is a record high for us,” Sityodtong said. “Over the next three years we plan to scale to 52 events and then eventually to 104 events. So, every Friday and Saturday across the entire continent of Asia. (There are) four billion people here.”
“If you look at 2019, we have major, major footprints we are literally at the very initial phases of either entering or have just entered. It’s China, it’s Korea, Japan, and India. You’re going to see some noise over there in 2019. Each of these countries is massive in terms of the fanbase, but also in terms of just the economy.”
ONE’s next event, “Pursuit of Greatness”, will take place on October 26th in Yangon, Myanmar.