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ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong: It’s been a crazy 10 years

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Chatri Sityodtong, 50, of Singapore and Victor Cui, 50, of Canada founded ONE Championship on July 14, 2011. The martial arts organization is based in Singapore.

Sityodtong is currently the chairman and chief executive officer of ONE Championship. After leaving the organization in January 2022, Cui became the president and CEO of the Edmonton Elks in the Canadian Football League.

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“ONE: X” in Singapore

To celebrate ONE Championship’s 10th year anniversary, the organization will hold “ONE: X” at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore on March 26, 2022. The press conference was held at the same venue on March 23, 2022.

During the press conference, ONE Championship revealed a newly designed world title belt along with a line of premium products from TUMI, one of the world’s leading premium lifestyle and luxury performance brands. Sityodtong attended the event.

“It has been a crazy 10 years,” Sityodtong said. “When I look back at the journey, all the highs and lows, I could never have imagined this. I truly believe we have the greatest World Championship roster of any organization in the world.”

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Rodtang, Chatri Sityodtong, Demetrious Johnson (©ONE Championship)
Rodtang, Chatri Sityodtong, Demetrious Johnson (©ONE Championship)

Chatri Sidyodtong: This is just Day 1

Featuring 11 mixed martial arts fights, three Muay Thai matches, three kickboxing contests, two submission grappling contests and one hybrid MMA-Muay Thai fight, “ONE X” will be an event the whole world will talk about for years to come, according to Sityodtong. He said it will be the single greatest martial arts event ever pulled off in history.

“As a lifelong martial artist, this has been a very deeply personal journey,” Sityodtong said. “It’s one filled with gratitude for my team, for our athletes, for our fans, our partners, our broadcasters, our brands, everybody who has been a part of this incredible journey, past and present but as I always tell my team, this is just day one, literally the very beginning of the ONE story.”

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Angela Lee vs Stamp, Demetrious Johnson vs Rodtang

ONE Atomweight World Champion Angela “Unstoppable” Lee, 25, of Singapore and 2021 ONE Atomweight Grand Prix Champion Nanthawan “Stamp” Panthong, 24, of Pattaya, Thailand will headline “ONE: X.” The latter will challenge the former.

In the co-main event of the evening, Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson, 35, of Parkland, Washington, United States will face “Rodtang” Tinnakorn Srisawat, 24, of Bangkok, Thailand. They will compete in two Muay Thai rounds and two MMA rounds.

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