Olympic swimmers Joseph Schooling of Singapore and Michael Phelps of the United States attended the inaugural “What’s Next in Global Sports” conference of ONE Championship at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore on May 17, 2018. During the conference, the esteemed participants discussed the driving factors behind Asia’s rise on the global sports stage.
“Partnering with ONE Championship represents exciting times,” Schooling stated. “I have always identified with the values of ONE Championship, and I think that is an important factor to any partnership.”
Schooling commended ONE Championship’s fruitful effort to change the landscape of sports and entertainment in Asia through martial arts. The Singaporean swimmer said, “I have always had a great time at ONE Championship’s live events.”
“Through careful and strategic developments, ONE Championship has grown immensely in just short span of time,” Schooling added. “They are offering their unique brand of authentic martial arts action to fans all across the globe.”
In 2016, Schooling became an Olympic gold medalist, defeating Phelps and setting a world record for the 100-meter butterfly event at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Currently, Schooling is a final year student at the University of Texas at Austin and a prominent member of the Texas Longhorns swimming team.
Recently, Schooling was appointed as an exclusive ambassador of ONE Championship. His appointment came a few days prior to “ONE: Unstoppable Dreams,” which will take place on May 18, 2018 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore.
“This historic event will be seen around the globe as it will be aired by the biggest television networks across Asia and the world,” ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong announced. “It will also be available for free through the ONE Super App. Witnessing a great display of martial arts action is now at your fingertips.”
“ONE: Unstoppable Dreams” will feature three world title clashes, including the headlining bout between reigning ONE Women’s Atomweight Champion Angela Lee of Singapore and Mei Yamaguchi of Japan. The co-main event will see Muay Thai legend Sam-A Gaiyanghadao of Thailand going up against Sergio Wielzen of Suriname and the Netherlands for the inaugural ONE Super Series Flyweight Muay Thai World Championship title while two-division champion Martin Nguyen of Australia and Vietnam will defend his featherweight crown for the very first time against Christian Lee of Singapore.
Christian is the younger brother of Angela. Here is a clip featuring the reigning ONE Women’s Atomweight Champion: