Sat, 5 March 2016

One Championship to Bring Mixed Martial Arts to Thailand in May 2016

One Championship has unveiled plans to expand its mixed martial arts action to Thailand for the first time.

 Scheduled to take place at Impact Arena in Nonthaburi just outside Bangkok on 27 May 2016, One: Kingdom of Champions will feature former multiple-time Lumpinee champion and reigning One Strawweight World Champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke.

Dejdamrong, the first Thai national in history to claim a world championship in MMA, said, “I have waited a long time for this. Coming home to Thailand and performing in front of my people has always been my greatest dream. Now, it’s become a reality. I vow to protect the title and bring the belt back home to Bangkok again as champion. It is an honor and a privilege to receive this opportunity.”

Thailand has a rich history martial arts, being the birthplace of Muay Thai. Also known as “The Art of Eight Limbs”, Muay Thai utilizes the eight major contact points of the body in hand to hand combat. It is one of MMA’s most widely-used disciplines and its origins can be traced back to 16th century Thailand.

President of One Championship Thailand, Kamol ‘Sukie’ Sukosol Clapp, said, “The Kingdom of Thailand has an undeniably rich martial arts history, and I am personally excited to bring One Championship, the world’s most exciting MMA promotion and Asia’s largest sports media property, to fans in the country who have been patiently waiting for years. One of our greatest champions, Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke, cannot wait to return home and defend his belt in front of a hometown crowd.”

 Thai bands Bodyslam and Big Ass will provide musical entertainment during the event.

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