ONE Championship has thriving future!

COVID-19 has shaken the world and weakened the global economy. On Monday, Asia's largest sports media property, ONE Championship, announced it had raised $70 million in new funding from investors to secure its future.

"I am full of gratitude for this strong vote of confidence amidst the worst global economic crisis in 100 years," professed Hua Fung Teh, group president of ONE Championship.


ONE, backed in part by venture capitalist firm Sequoia Capital, did not disclose the names of the investors who infused the organization with new capital. The organization stated they now have $346 million in total capital on-hand as they began streamlining operations, which included a 20% global headcount reduction.

Hua said, "With nine figures of cash on the balance sheet and a streamlined organization, ONE Championship looks forward to continuing to delight our fans around the world with more heroes and new experiences for many years to come."

During its last round of funding, ONE was given a valuation of over $1 billion.

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ONE can be seen in the U.S. through Turner Sports. The company inked a three-year broadcast deal in 2018 through Turner's major platforms TNT and B/R Live. The organization will look to monetize its global fanbase as it continues to grow.

As governments and border restrictions are beginning to be relaxed, the martial arts company is making plans on returning to action with a strong slate of bouts for 2020. The new funding will ensure the company's future during a global crisis to bring martial arts into fan's living rooms.

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The UFC returned to American network television for the first time in more than two years Saturday on ABC while former featherweight champion Max Holloway returned to his winning ways following two straight losses, earning a unanimous decision over Calvin Kattar in Abu Dhabi. Holloway showed he still has plenty left as a fighter dominating Kattar from the opening bell of the main event with a mix of punches and low kicks.

It appeared as if the former champion might stop his opponent in the fourth round landing a series of vicious body blows followed by hard elbows to the head as a bloodied Kattar sagged against the fence. But Kattar somehow survived managing to keep himself upright through the fifth stanza as well, only to lose a lopsided decision. After dropping his title to Alexander Volkanovski and then losing a controversial rematch, Holloway may have put himself in position for one more crack at the championship following Saturday's impressive performance.

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ONE Championship kicked off their 2021 campaign in Singapore on Friday, January 22, with ONE: Unbreakable.

The six-bout card featured five finishes including in the main event as Capitan Petchyindee Academy ousted Alaverdi Ramazanov for the ONE Bantamweight Kickboxing World Championship.

See how all of the action went down in The Lion City with this recap of ONE: Unbreakable.

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