ONE Championship and Sky Sports have announced a partnership across the network’s broadcast and digital platforms that will begin in 2024 with ONE Fight Night 18 on Saturday, January 14, at 1 a.m. GMT local time.
The event, which is headlined by ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Champion Superlek Kiatmoo9 defending his gold against Elias Mahmoudi, will get the new partnership started with a bang. “For years, our UK fans have been clamoring for ONE to be broadcast on one of the region’s major networks.
Today, I’m excited to announce a new partnership with Sky Sports, the premier broadcaster for live sports in the UK and one of the most well-known sports networks in the world. This deal marks an important milestone for the celebration of martial arts and the continued expansion of ONE Championship’s global footprint,” ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong said in the press release.
The announcement marks a new day for martial arts fans in Britain and Ireland. With a rich history in combat sports, the nations will now be able to see ONE’s full slate of martial arts offerings throughout the region beginning in 2024.
“We’re pleased to partner with ONE Championship to bring their full range of martial arts to Sky Sports for the first time. We hope to bring new fans to the world class competitive formats on our channels, as well as reach new audiences for Sky,” Sky Sports Director of Multi Sports Helen Falkus said.
ONE Fight Night 18: Superlek vs. Mahmoudi airs live on Saturday, January 14, at 1 a.m. GMT.