ONE Championship Announces Another Grand Prix • MMA News
Final month, ONE Championship introduced a pair of Grand Prix tournaments that includes former UFC champions Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez for each the promotion’s flyweight and light-weight divisions respectively. Final week, ONE Championship introduced one other Grand Prix event, ONE Tremendous Sequence, which will probably be beneath kickboxing guidelines within the featherweight division. All eight rivals within the event has been a champion of their profession.
President of ONE Championship, Chatri Sityodtong, made the announcement through Twitter:
I am thrilled to announce the 2019 ONE Tremendous Sequence Featherweight World Grand Prix with Eight of the best strikers on the planet! On this event, each single combat is World Champion vs World Champion. BOOM!!! #WeAreONE pic.twitter.com/QKZtUw7K2j
— Chatri Sityodtong (@yodchatri) December 27, 2018
“I’m thrilled to announce the 2019 ONE Super Series Featherweight World Grand Prix with 8 of the greatest strikers on the planet! In this tournament, every single fight is World Champion vs World Champion. BOOM!!! #WeAreONE”
This announcement brings an finish to an eventful finish of the 12 months for ONE Championship, which started with the primary publicized commerce within the historical past of combined martial arts when Demetrious Johnson was traded to the group for former ONE Championship welterweight champion Ben Askren. The promotion would then go on to make two further main signings: Eddie Alvarez and Sage Northcutt, each of whom have a large fan base in the USA. The corporate then made a blockbuster tv take care of Turner Sports activities, which is able to probably function the introduced Grand Prix tournaments, the newest of which will probably be a striker’s delight.
The lineup for the kickboxing event options:
Andy Souwer (160-21-1), 13-time champion
Yodsanklai Fairtex (201-71-Four), Eight-time champion
Dzhabar Askerov (107-35-2), 7-time champion
Phetmorakot Petchyindee Academy (157-34-2), 5-time champion
Giorgio Petrosyan (98-2-2), Four-time champion
Samy Sana (103-Eight-Three) Three-time champion
Smokin’ Jo Nattawut (66-6-2), Three-time world champion
Charlie Peters (45-14, Muay Thai), Three-time world champion
Will you be tuning in to look at the ONE Tremendous Sequence kickboxing event?