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MMA: One Fighting Championship to stage 10 events a year across China

One FC has staged events across Asia, but will start hosting regular events in mainland China from this year, rising to 10 events a year from 2015. Photo: One FC.

One FC has staged events across Asia, but will start hosting regular events in mainland China from this year, rising to 10 events annually from 2015. Photo: One FC.

June 21, 2014: One Fighting Championship (One FC) has announced that it will stage 10 events a year across China after striking a partnership with event promoter AMC Live Group.

 

Marking the mixed martial arts organisation’s entry into the world’s most populous nation, the agreement begins with four events this year and then features events in 10 different cities annually.

 

UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship), a competitor in the MMA marketplace, has staged several events in Macau, but not yet in mainland China.

 

Victor Cui, CEO of One FC, said: “This monumental agreement will redefine the sport of mixed martial arts forever. One Fighting Championship will become the first world-class mixed martial arts organisation ever to hold an event in mainland China.

 

“China is the birthplace of martial arts like Sanda, Wushu and Kung Fu and there is a rich martial arts tradition. One FC will be available to over one billion people in China alone and will bring adrenaline-pumping mixed martial arts action to 10 different cities across the country a year. The landscape of mixed martial arts will be changed forever as China welcomes One FC.”

 

Adrian Leong, CEO of AMC Live Group, added: “We have a world-class stable of entertainment acts and are happy to add the most exciting sporting event in Asia, One Fighting Championship, to that illustrious group. We are very excited at the potential of mixed martial arts in China and believe that it will be a huge success, given the track record of One FC.”

 

AMC Live Group was established in 2009 and has organised concerts and tours for international superstars such as Elton John, Faye Wong, Eason Chan, Jay Chou and Stefanie Sun.

 

Source: One FC (www.onefc.com); Editing by SportAsia

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