ONE CEO Chatri Sityodtong offers 1 Million (USD) to Winner of ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix.
Singapore – Friday, May 17, ONE: ENTER THE DRAGON goes down in front thousands of fans at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore, and millions of fans all over the world. In the main event, reigning ONE Lightweight World Champion and Japanese legend Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki takes on rising star Christian “The Warrior” Lee.
Apart from the awesome main event offer, the event will also see the quarter-final round of the highly-anticipated ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix, featuring eight of the world’s best in striking martial arts.
At the official kick-off press conference for ONE: ENTER THE DRAGON which took place on Tuesday, CEO of ONE Chatri Sityodtong made a huge announcement regarding the tournament. He had offered the winner of the elimination-style ladder a US $1 million cash prize.
“Eight of the world’s best strikers compete for US $1m in the single greatest kickboxing world grand Prix in history. Every single fight is World Champion vs World Champion. And it all begins this Friday, May 17 in Singapore,” Sityodtong announced on his official Facebook account shortly after the press conference.
The tournament, of course, features some very big names in the disciplines of kickboxing and Muay Thai, including guys like Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy, Samy Sana, and Smokin’ Jo Nattawut, alongside legends such as Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex and Giorgio “The Doctor” Petrosyan.
A quick look at the tournament brackets shows there is surely no shortage of talent, all vying for the top spot. And if coming out the winner of this prestigious contest and being known as the best striker in the world isn’t enough, then a fat paycheck should surely cover it.
ONE: ENTER THE DRAGON takes place this Friday night and also features an incredible co-main event between Dutch kickboxers Nieky “The Natural” Holzken and Regian “The Immortal” Eersel. The two are set to vie for the inaugural ONE Lightweight Kickboxing World Title.
Also on the card is American superstar “Super” Sage Northcutt, who makes his ONE Championship debut against Cosmo “Good Boy” Alexandre of Brazil.