ONE Championship And Sky Sports Announce Exclusive Partnership To Broadcast Live ONE Events In The UK And Ireland
ONE Championship (ONE), the world’s largest martial arts organization, today announced an exclusive partnership with Sky Sports, Europe’s leading sports broadcaster, to air ONE events and ancillary programming on Sky’s broadcast and digital platforms across the United Kingdom and Ireland.
The partnership will kick off with ONE Fight Night 18: Superlek vs. Mahmoudi, which will air live on Saturday, January 13, at 1 a.m. GMT.
Sky Sports provides its customers with an unrivalled volume of Premier League and EFL, alongside Formula 1, cricket, golf, rugby league, tennis and much more.
ONE is a top five global sports property for digital viewership and engagement, according to Nielsen. ONE’s events represent the full spectrum of martial arts, with world-class athletes representing over 80 countries competing across MMA, Muay Thai, kickboxing, submission grappling, and other disciplines.
Chatri Sityodtong, ONE Championship Chairman and CEO, said: “For years, our UK fans have been clamoring for ONE to be broadcast on one of the region’s major networks. Today, I’m excited to announce a new partnership with Sky Sports, the premier broadcaster for live sports in the UK and one of the most well-known sports networks in the world. This deal marks an important milestone for the celebration of martial arts and the continued expansion of ONE Championship’s global footprint.”
Helen Falkus, Sky Sports Director of Multi Sports said: “We’re pleased to partner with ONE Championship to bring their full range of martial arts to Sky Sports for the first time. We hope to bring new fans to the world class competitive formats on our channels, as well as reach new audiences for Sky.”