ONE Championship has officially confirmed the resumption of its flagship event schedule beginning with “ONE: No Surrender” in Bangkok, Thailand on July 31, 2020. It marks the promotion’s expanded return to closed-door, audience-free live events.
The first three major bouts confirmed to be in the “ONE: No Surrender” fight card feature an array of blockbuster ONE Super Series showdowns. Mixed martial arts bouts will be announced shortly.
“ONE: No Surrender” will be broadcast live around the world across more than 150 countries. ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong stated, “After returning with the successful ONE Hero Series 13 and 14 events in China last weekend, ONE Championship will now kick off our flagship event schedule with ONE: NO SURRENDER on July 31 in Bangkok, Thailand.”
“The world is suffering from the worst global crisis in a hundred years,” Chatri continued. “Most national borders remain closed in Asia and this has posed unique logistical and operational challenges.”
“However, our superstar team at ONE Championship continues to work hard to deliver fans the authentic martial arts experiences they crave,” the ONE Championship CEO added. “Our athletes are ready to showcase their skills and tell their stories.”
Two ONE Super Series World Championship bouts have been confirmed for “ONE: No Surrender.” Reigning ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion Rodtang “The Iron Man” Jitmuangnon will put his world title on the line against former ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Champion Petchdam “The Baby Shark” Petchyindee Academy.
In a battle for the ONE Featherweight Muay Thai World Championship, reigning champion Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy is scheduled to face perhaps his biggest challenge yet in “The Boxing Computer” Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex. Also, in a ONE Super Series Kickboxing Super-Bout, striking superstars Superbon Banchamek and “The Killer Kid” Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong will battle for the first time in the ONE Championship ring.
- Event: “ONE: No Surrender”
- Venue: Bangkok, Thailand
- Date: July 31, 2020
- Rodtang Jitmuangnon (C) vs Petchdam Petchyindee Academy
Muay Thai: 61.2kg ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Championship
- Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy (C) vs Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex
Muay Thai: 70.3kg ONE Featherweight Muay Thai World Championship
- Superbon Banchamek vs Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong
Kickboxing: 70.3kg ONE Super Series Kickboxing Super-Bout
Additional details and bout information for “ONE: No Surrender” will be released in the next days. ONE Championship’s most recent flagship event before its new coronavirus (COVID-19) break was “ONE: King of the Jungle,” closed-door, audience-free live event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore on February 28, 2020.