20 February 2018 – Yangon, Myanmar: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™️ (ONE), has just announced a partnership with telecommunications giant Telenor Myanmar. The partnership will commence at “ONE: Quest for Gold,” which is scheduled for February 23, 2018 at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar.
“ONE: Quest for Gold” will feature ONE Middleweight World Champion Aung La N Sang of Myanmar. Dubbed the Burmese Python, the hometown hero will take on Brazil’s Alexandre Machado for the vacant ONE Light Heavyweight World Championship.
“Technology plays a major role in the success of ONE Championship as a company,” ONE Championship Chief Commercial Officer Jack Lim stated. “And we always strive to provide fans with a unique, world-class digital experience that they cannot find elsewhere.”
“The showcase of Asia’s authentic and rich martial arts history is made possible through the technological advancement in today’s society,” Lim added. “This partnership with Telenor Myanmar is but another step in the right direction towards making world-class martial arts accessible to everyone in Asia, especially in Myanmar where martial arts has completely taken off in popularity over recent years.”
Telenor Myanmar Corporate Communications Senior Manager Alex Nyi Nyi Aung also said the people behind the telecommunications giant are excited to have the partnership with ONE Championship. The partnership will allow them to offer another best experience to all the people of Myanmar as part of their commitment, he said.
“We recently has set a new Guinness World Record by forming the largest human image of Myanmar map to contribute to building the nation’s pride with the collaboration of general public,” Alex said. “Through this partnership with ONE Championship Telenor Myanmar is again proud to present our national hero Aung La N Sang who is the one and only first ever world champion in support of his world champion journey, and strengthening the nation’s pride.
Telenor is committed to be there for its customers and all the people of Myanmar in contributing to making history, the Telenor Myanmar Corporate Communications Senior Manager added. On the other hand, as Asia’s largest global sports media property, ONE Championship is a celebration of Asia’s greatest cultural treasure, martial arts.
ONE Championship engages millions of people across Asia by building local martial arts superheroes, telling their inspirational stories of perseverance and triumph through martial arts, which has been home in Asia for the past 5,000 years. The partnership with the Telenor Group ensures ONE Championship is in pole position to deliver the most exciting rendition of authentic Asian martial arts to fans in Myanmar.
“ONE: Quest for Gold” marks a significant milestone in the current ONE Middleweight World Champion’s glorious reign as a world champion martial artist. The recent press conference for the MMA event in Myanmar was hosted by former MMA fighter Mitch “The Dragon” Chilson.
Meanwhile, here is a short clip featuring the reigning ONE Middleweight World Champion: