ONE Championship, Channel 7 HD, and Tero Entertainment Team Up for Historic ‘ONE Lumpinee’ Partnership
ONE Championship™ (ONE) the world’s largest martial arts organization, today announced a partnership with Channel 7 HD, Thailand’s largest free-to-air television network, and Tero Entertainment. The partnership will usher in a new chapter of Muay Thai history with “ONE Lumpinee” weekly live events at the iconic Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok every Friday night.
ONE Lumpinee will feature the best local and international martial artists competing in ONE’s Muay Thai, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts divisions under ONE’s Global Rule Sets. The events will also boast ONE’s world-class production quality and a set design that will transform Lumpinee Boxing Stadium into the new home of Muay Thai in the modern era.
Channel 7 HD’s ONE Lumpinee broadcasts will air at 8:30 p.m. local time and broadcast live to more than 150 countries around the world, beginning with “ONE Lumpinee 1” on January 20. The first card will feature the ONE debut of Seksan Or. Kwanmuang vs. Tyson Harrison in a catchweight Muay Thai bout, while the second card will be headlined by Nong-O Gaiyanghadao vs. Alaverdi Ramazanov in a ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Title fight.
ONE Championship’s monthly “ONE Fight Night” events will also be featured on Channel 7 HD, starting with “ONE Fight Night 6” on January 14. This event features several of ONE’s biggest global stars from Thailand, including reigning Muay Thai World Champions Superbon Singha Mawynn and Rodtang Jitmuangnon, as well as former two-sport World Champion Stamp Fairtex.
Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, stated: “It’s an honor to announce that Channel 7, Thailand’s largest broadcaster, and Tero Entertainment will be the new home for live broadcasts of ONE Championship in Thailand beginning in 2023. This collaboration will allow Thai fans to watch the world’s best martial arts action live in primetime, including the historic ONE Lumpinee events and our monthly ONE Fight Night cards. Muay Thai has been an integral part of my life, and I’m proud to share the beauty and skill of the sport to the world through ONE.”
Pattanapong Nuphan, Acting Managing Director of Channel 7 HD, stated: “At Channel 7 HD, we aim to deliver the best sporting content to our viewers and we’re thrilled that ONE Championship is planning to hold weekly events live at Lumpinee Boxing Stadium. We’re absolutely delighted that these truly world-class ONE Lumpinee events will be broadcast live on Channel 7 HD.”
Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, Minister of Tourism and Sports of Thailand, stated: “Thailand is rightfully proud of its Muay Thai heritage, and the world is now embracing the sport. The ONE Lumpinee events will be watched by millions of people around the world, further growing the popularity of Thai martial arts and bringing pride to the country. I’m confident that ONE Lumpinee will be a great success and will be an unmissable attraction both for the Thai people and for tourists visiting Thailand.”
Brian Marcar, Managing Director of Tero Entertainment, stated: “Sport is what I love, and I’ve been developing sport in Thailand with a focus on Muay Thai, the ultimate martial arts form with a uniquely Thai identity. I want the Muay Thai industry to grow together with Thailand’s tourism economy and offer our new generation of athletes the opportunity to show their skills on the world’s biggest stage and reach the highest levels of success. I’d like to thank all of our partners for supporting ONE Lumpinee and look forward to showcasing the best of Thailand’s cultural heritage to the world.”
ONE Championship and Channel 7 HD announced their partnership at a press conference held at Channel 7 HD’s Studio 8 in Bangkok. Many high-profile athletes and celebrities were in attendance, including Nong-O, Superbon, Rodtang, and Stamp, as well as Channel 7 HD stars Big M Krittarit, Grace Patsita, and Amp Pheerawas, among others.