The Group of Eight (G8) is a forum for the governments of eight of the world’s largest economies. It is one of the single most powerful meetings held anywhere around the world. It’s made up of the movers and shakers in our world’s economy. Just like the G8, Asian MMA will be having a meeting of the minds that might just change the landscape of the industry forever.
It’s called the ONE Asia Summit and it will see the who’s who of the Asian MMA scene congregate for the first time ever to discuss the biggest issues that matter in our industry. The summit is set for the 1st and 2nd of June 2012. All the majors players in the ONE FC Network will be present for the summit, such as the URCC, ROAD FC, DREAM, Evolve MMA, Phuket Top Team, Muayfit, Juggernaut FC, thatmmashop and the list goes on and on. On top of that, ONE FC’s media partners (ESPN StarSports, MNC, etc) and sponsors (Sony, Schick, Energizer, etc) will be present as well.
This year has been huge for ONE FC and the ONE FC Network. With the announcement of it’s 10 year partnership with ESPN Star Sports, sponsorships from the biggest mainstream companies around and with ONE FC’s constantly growing popularity, one cannot deny that ONE Fighting Championship truly is the premier organization in Asia. We’ve also been told from a very reliable source that it’s pretty much confirmed that ESPN is now a share holder and has part ownership of ONE FC. How crazy is that?
No one can deny that ONE FC and the ONE FC Network is a Powerhouse in the world of MMA that cannot be stopped.
Here’s the official press release from ONE FC:
ONE Fighting Championship™ to host Asia’s Largest MMA Summit in History
10 April 2012 – Singapore: ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC) announced today that it will host the ONE Asia MMA Summit 2012 from 1-3 June 2012. This invitation-only summit will be the largest in history for the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) in Asia. 150 of the most influential people in Asian MMA are invited for an all-expense paid trip to Singapore at the luxurious S$8 billion Marina Bay Sands, the world’s most expensive resort and casino, to join forces for the benefit of Asian MMA. The region’s leaders from the biggest MMA promotions, the most prominent MMA gyms, the largest global sponsors, the top media companies and government partners, will all be in attendance. Attendees will have an exclusive opportunity to listen to panels of experts from every corner of the Asian MMA industry, discuss the rapid development of MMA in Asia and collaborate to enjoy the benefits of the ONE FC Network.
The two-day agenda for ONE Asia MMA Summit 2012 will feature presentations by industry leaders, TV broadcasters, international sponsors, leading gym owners, MMA media, and international MMA stars.
CEO and Owner of ONE Fighting Championship™ Victor Cui said, “In the last six months we have completely changed the game for the sport of mixed martial arts in Asia. This is a result of the synergistic efforts within the ONE FC Network and the outstanding support from the network’s exclusive partners. My vision is to create the best MMA network in Asia by choosing strategic partnerships made up of only the best promotions, gyms, sponsors, and media companies in the region. The ONE Asia MMA Summit 2012 is an opportunity for us to come together to share ideas, harness the phenomenal growth of MMA in Asia and create opportunities for all.”
Additionally, in view of the skyrocketing demand for ONE FC events and the recent success of the sold-out ONE FC: War of the Lions event in Singapore, ONE Fighting Championship™ has made the decision to upgrade the size of the venue for its upcoming event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The historic 8,000-seater Stadium Negara has now been chosen as the new venue for ONE FC: Destiny of Warriors. The new, confirmed date for the upcoming event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is 23 June 2012. For more updates, log on to www.ONEFC.com