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COVID-19: ONE Championship to host only closed-door events till May 29

LockerRoom Team
12 March 2020

ONE Championship has taken another major drastic step to tackle the Covid-19 scare as the promotion has announced that it will only hold closed-door events till May 29, 2020.

The announcement was made by CEO Chatri Sityodtong who noted on his Facebook page that the safety of everyone involved is a high priority for the promotion. You can see the statement from Sityodtong below.

BREAKING NEWS: My team and I have decided to turn all events for ONE Championship into closed-door, audience-free events effective immediately. Bar none, the safety of our fans, athletes, staff, partners, and the public is the highest priority for ONE Championship. All scheduled ONE events with live audiences will now be suspended until at least May 29, 2020 due to the extraordinary COVID-19 global situation.

For the millions of fans at home around the world, the show will go on from the comfort and safety of your living room. Our global broadcast shows behind closed doors will commence with an initial schedule of April 17, April 24, May 1, and May 8 respectively all in Singapore. Bout cards will be announced shortly for these broadcast-only shows, and additional dates will be added in the near future. Also, ONE Infinity Series, the world apex of martial arts events, is now slated to kick off on May 29, 2020 in Manila, Philippines with ONE Infinity 1 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

We are operating in truly extraordinary times, but my team and I remain committed to providing you the best sports and entertainment action available anywhere on global broadcast today. ONE Championship will continue to thrill you with the greatest martial artists on the planet and inspire you with their incredible stories. This virus might be on the attack right now, but I believe in the power of the human spirit. LET'S GOOOOO!!! #WeAreONE

COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus has had a huge impact on the sporting world so far with many sports events being called off due to the same. Last day, NBA announced the suspension of their season while Spanish La Liga also has announced that the games will be suspended.

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