Martial arts fans will have to wait a bit longer to experience ONE X, ONE Championship’s 10-year anniversary event featuring a hybrid rules megafight and two World Title showdowns.
On Wednesday, ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong announced that ONE X will be moved from 5 December to the beginning of 2022.
“Due to the record high viral (COVID-19) outbreak in Singapore, ONE X will now take place early next year instead of December 5,” Sityodtong wrote in a Facebook post.
“The Singapore Government continues to do an extraordinary job in managing the situation for the country. I am full of gratitude and appreciation for its incredible leadership and excellence.
“Please note that our regular shows for November and December are expected to continue as per usual. It is a tricky time for everyone in Singapore, but I am confident that we will all get through these times by working together with compassion, resilience, creativity, and patience. Majulah Singapura!”
The main event of ONE X will still feature the special rules super-fight between ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion Rodtang “The Iron Man” Jitmuangnon and 12-time Mixed Martial Arts World Champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson.
Moreover, the two previously announced World Title fights will remain on the landmark card.
In those matchups, ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes aims to protect his throne against #1-ranked contender John “Hands of Stone” Lineker, while newly crowned ONE Featherweight World Champion Thanh Le defends his belt for the first time against #3-ranked contender Garry “The Lion Killer” Tonon.
Despite Wednesday’s news, Sityodtong hinted there’s plenty more to be added to the spectacle that will celebrate ONE’s decade-long stretch.
“I cannot wait to unveil what else we have in store for fans with ONE X,” he wrote. “Stay tuned for more exciting news!”
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