ONE Championship And U-NEXT Announce Exclusive Partnership To Broadcast Live ONE Events In Japan


U-NEXT, a video streaming service operated by USEN-NEXT GROUP, has announced an official broadcast partnership with ONE Championship, the world’s largest martial arts organization, to provide exclusive live and on-demand access to ONE’s blockbuster events to fans in Japan.

ONE Championship features world-class martial arts action across several combat sports disciplines including mixed martial arts (MMA), Muay Thai, kickboxing, and submission grappling.

With flyweight kickboxing megastar Takeru, former ONE Lightweight MMA World Champion Shinya Aoki, former ONE Bantamweight Kickboxing World Champion Hiroki Akimoto, atomweight MMA contenders Itsuki Hirata and Ayaka Miura, and many more, U-NEXT will showcase the very best martial artists from not only Japan, but all across the globe.

Programming will be available with both English and Japanese commentary.

Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, stated: “ONE is honored to kick off this partnership with U-NEXT, one of Japan’s hottest platforms for live sports content. Bringing ONE back to Tokyo last month allowed us to once again feel the deep-rooted passion for martial arts in the region. Through this partnership with U-NEXT, we can’t wait to continue delivering world-class martial arts action to all of our fans in Japan.”

Tenshin Tsutsumi, President and CEO of U-NEXT, stated: “We are delighted to announce that the world’s largest martial arts organization, ONE Championship, with millions of passionate fans in over 190 countries worldwide, is now our exclusive partner in Japan. U-NEXT strives to provide our beloved Japanese athletes a global platform to showcase their skills and share their incredible stories. ONE Championship is known for its thrilling live events, and the organization features a plethora of Japanese martial artists who compete on the world stage. We are committed to closely collaborating with ONE and bringing our heroes close to the fans. Please stay tuned for more exciting developments.”

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