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ONE Championship Makes Historic On-Ground Debut in Qatar with ONE 166: Qatar

LockerRoom Team
Calendar Icon31 December 2023

ONE Championship announced its groundbreaking on-ground debut in Qatar on March 1 at the Lusail Sports Arena with ONE 166: Qatar. The event is presented by Qatar Tourism, in partnership with Media City Qatar and Ooredoo, and promises an electrifying showcase of martial arts disciplines, including MMA, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, and Submission Grappling.

Featuring five ONE World Championship fights, the event aims to captivate fans with top-tier matchups across various martial arts disciplines. Further details about the event, including headline bouts, will be unveiled in the coming weeks.

Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, expressed his excitement about the return to the Middle East, stating, "We're building a spectacular card that is stacked from top to bottom, featuring World Championship fights across all of our martial arts disciplines. We can't wait to put on a show for the greatest fans on earth and would like to thank Qatar Tourism, Media City Qatar, and Ooredoo for teaming with us to make history."

Eng. Abdulaziz Ali Al Mawlawi, Chief Marketing and Promotion Officer at Qatar Tourism emphasized the significance of the partnership, saying, "This exciting addition to Qatar's world-class roster of events reinforces our commitment to bringing exceptional experiences that resonate with local and global audiences."

Sheikh Ali bin Abulla Al Thani, Chief Executive Officer at Media City Qatar, acknowledged the historic significance of the event, expressing commitment to sharing compelling stories of the world's most recognized athletes and solidifying Qatar's position as a regional hub for diverse and dynamic experiences in sports and entertainment.

ONE 166: Qatar will be broadcast in the Middle East on beIN Sports on March 1 at 3:30 pm AST. Additional details for the global broadcast, accessible in over 190 countries worldwide, will be released at a later date.


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