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Chatri Sityodtong: ONE Championship events in Europe will happen

Giorgio Petrosyan, Chatri Sityodtong, Samy Sana (©ONE Championship)

Giorgio Petrosyan, Chatri Sityodtong, Samy Sana (©ONE Championship)

From 2011 to 2019, ONE Championship held 120 live events including those under ONE Warrior Series and ONE Hero Series. All of the venues were in Asia and among the favorite countries were Singapore, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines.

It does not mean though that ONE Championship is limiting itself in Asia. The Singapore-based martial arts organization is looking forward to expanding to other continents including Europe and North America.

“Does ONE Championship have plans to hold events in Europe in the future?” I asked ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong on February 21, 2020. He simply replied, “Yes, definitely.”

 

While waiting for the first European ONE Championship event, let us do some survey. In which country should this inaugural combat sports event happen?

 

ONE Championship is home to several European mixed martial artists and kickboxers. Who do you want to see in the main event of the inaugural European ONE Championship event?

 

Get to know more about these European ONE Championship athletes here:

 

Andrei “Mister KO” Stoica

  • country: Romania
  • team: Stoica Brothers Fight Academy
  • sport: kickboxing, Muay Thai
  • division: light heavyweight
  • height: 188 cm

 

Iuri Lapicus

  • country: Moldova and Italy
  • team: Team Petrosyan
  • sport: MMA
  • division: lightweight
  • height: 180 cm

 

Pieter “The Archangel” Buist

  • country: Netherlands
  • team: Combat Brothers
  • sport: MMA
  • division: lightweight
  • height: 190 cm

 

Samy “AK47” Sana

  • country: France / Algeria
  • team: Phenix Muay Thai Paris / Venum Training Camp Thailand
  • sport: kickboxing, Muay Thai
  • division: featherweight
  • height: 190 cm

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#sparringday🥊🐍 @venum @onechampionship

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Zebaztian “The Bandit” Kadestam

  • country: Sweden
  • team: Legacy Gym / Pancrase Gym Sweden
  • sport: MMA
  • division: welterweight
  • height: 180 cm

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#tbt Takes 2 to 💃 Thanks for the dance @agilanthani

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