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ONE Championship plots 24 events for 2022


It’s going to be a massive year for ONE Championship, as the company announced on Monday its official 2022 live event calendar.

After starting the year with ONE: Heavy Hitters and ONE: Only the Brave last month, the world’s largest martial arts organization will have 22 more events.

The 24 fight cards will be the most events the organization will have held in its decade-long run. It’s a by-product of a monumental 2021, which saw ONE’s debut on American primetime TV and its return to conducting live cards amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong promises to give fans more to keep the momentum going.

“We are thrilled to announce our 2022 live event calendar for ONE Championship. We have 24 blockbuster events scheduled so far, with more to come,” Sityodtong said.

“We will continue to showcase the absolute best in World Championship talent, martial arts skill, and entertainment value.”

If the following four cards indicate the year ahead, fans should buckle up for a ton of exciting action.

This 11 February, Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes will defend the ONE Bantamweight World Title against top contender John “Hands of Stone” Lineker at ONE: Bad Blood.

Two weeks after, it’s two-division World Champion Reinier “The Dutch Knight” de Ridder’s turn to defend the ONE Middleweight World Title versus current welterweight king, Kiamrian “Brazen” Abbasov, at ONE: Full Circle on February 25.

The year’s third month will also be a massive stretch for the organization, as it opens with ONE: Full Circle on March 11 with ONE Featherweight World Champion Thanh Le’s title defense opposite Garry “The Lion Killer” Tonon.

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Capping off the humongous first quarter for the organization is the stacked ONE X on March 26. This card will feature Filipina hotshot Denice “Lycan Queen” Zamboanga, who looks to vindicate herself against ”Arale Chan” Ham Seo Hee in their rematch.

Moreover, ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion ”Unstoppable” Angela Lee returns to the Circle to defend her title against former two-sport world champion and ONE Women’s Atomweight World Grand Prix winner Stamp Fairtex in the main event.

Also billed for that card is the highly anticipated hybrid Muay Thai-MMA showdown between the legendary Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson and ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion Rodtang “The Iron Man” Jitmuangnon.

ONE Featherweight World Champion Adriano “Mikinho” Moraes will also be in action that night when he takes on the #2-ranked flyweight Yuya “Little Piranha” Wakamatsu.

Cards after March are still in the works, but The Home of Martial Arts will continue to hold two events per month.

Catch these fights for free through the ONE Super App. 

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