14 March 2018 – Shanghai, China: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), recently held a press conference at the SMG Building in Shanghai, China to announce a partnership with Great Sports Media, the holding company of Shanghai Media Group Inc. The partnership will commence at “ONE: Battle for the Heavens,” which takes place on May 26, 2018 at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center.
“ONE Championship is proud to announce its partnership with Great Sports Media to bring fans the unique action of world class martial arts to the Chinese audience,” ONE Championship CEO International Victor Cui stated. “Martial arts is on the rise globally and ONE Championship is the home of martial arts.”
“ONE: Battle for the Heavens” will be headlined by reigning ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan of China and Laura “La Gladiadora” Balin of Argentina. This will be the promotional debut of the Argentinian challenger.
“Xiong Jing Nan is an incredible martial arts champion and we are extremely proud of her accomplishments,” Cui said. According to the ONE Championship CEO International, “ONE: Battle for the Heavens” is going to be “a spectacular evening that fans will not soon forget.”
Cui declared that ONE Championship will “continue delivering an authentic martial arts experience to fans all throughout China.” Great Sports Media General Manager Weng Weimin also said that with the recent fast growth of combat sports in popularity, ONE Championship has “a bright future” in China.
According to Weng, ONE Championship and Great Sports Media share the same culture and values. He stated, “We hope though joint efforts to introduce this sport to a wider Chinese audience, makes them fall in love with ONE more.”
Great Sports Media is one of China’s largest sports broadcasters. Under the Great Sports Media platform, all live ONE Championship events will be broadcast by Great Sports alongside a weekly magazine show.
Ticket information for ONE: BATTLE FOR THE HEAVENS is available at www.onefc.com.