ONE Championship announces two Manila dates for 2017

MANILA, Philippines - Asian MMA leader ONE Championship has released its 18-event schedule for 2017, which includes two stops in Manila and a few new markets.

ONE will host events at the Mall of Asia Arena on April 21 and November 10 - both Fridays - according to a company statement. No word has been included about who will headline either card.

ONE also hosted an event at MOA Arena in April of this year, titled "Global Rivals", which was headlined by welterweight champion Ben Askren prevailing over Nikolay Aleksakhin by decision in a catchweight fight. Their second event this past weekend saw their heavyweight champion Brandon Vera finish off Japan's Hideki Sekine in the first round.

The rest of the schedule sees ONE return to its established markets in Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Yangon, Myanmar, plus Cotai Arena at The Venetian in Macau, where they first held a show this year.

The release states that “new markets Vietnam and Japan are also in the works as well as multiple destinations in mainland China including Shenzhen, Shanghai, and Beijing.”

Below is the full schedule as released by ONE:

Jakarta, Indonesia

Jakarta Convention Center

Saturday, January 14

 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Stadium Negara

Friday, February 10

 

Bangkok, Thailand

Impact Arena

Saturday, March 11

 

Manila, Philippines

Mall of Asia Arena

Friday, April 21

 

Singapore

Singapore Indoor Stadium

Friday, May 26

 

Beijing, China

Le Sports Center

Friday, June 30

 

Yangon, Myanmar

Thuwunna Indoor Stadium

Friday, July 14

 

Macau, China

Cotai Arena

Saturday, August 12

 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Stadium Negara

Friday, August 18

 

Jakarta, Indonesia

Jakarta Convention Center

Saturday, September 16

 

Shenzhen, China

Bao An Stadium

Saturday, October 21

 

Da Nang, Vietnam

Tien Son Sport Center

Friday, October 27

 

Yangon, Myanmar

Thuwunna Indoor Stadium

Friday, November 3

 

Manila, Philippines

Mall of Asia Arena

Friday, November 10

 

Singapore

Singapore Indoor Stadium

Friday, November 24

 

Beijing, China

Le Sports Center

Saturday, December 2

 

Bangkok, Thailand

Impact Arena

Saturday, December 9

 

Shanghai, China

Mercedes Benz Center

Tuesday, December 12 

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