On May 25th, ONE Championship President Chatri Sityodtong announced on Twitter a new promotion titled Road to ONE: Europe, a grand prix tournament featuring 32 heavyweight kickboxers composed of fighters from Europe. The event brings together the best heavyweight fighters from Turkey, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, and several other European countries.
BREAKING NEWS: I am thrilled to announce Road to ONE: Europe, a tournament grand prix with 32 of Europe's best heavyweight strikers with events in the Netherlands, Germany, Serbia, Spain, Turkey, and other countries. Stay tuned for details! #WeAreONE
— Chatri Sityodtong (@yodchatri) May 25, 2021
Road to One: Europe Bout Locations
Details for upcoming locations for Road to ONE bouts are still in the works, but so far we know the first eight bouts feature a four-man bracket to determine who advances to the quarterfinal rounds.
The first event was held in Prague, Czech Republic, on April 24th. Kickboxing legend Tomas Hron won the event.
Winner Earns ONE Championship Contract
The athletes who advance to the quarterfinals then advance to the semifinals and final round. The winner of the final bout earns a contract with ONE Championship.
Watch Road to ONE on local European channels or stream live on the ONE Super App.
Carlo Di Blasi Statement
Carlo Di Blasi, President of ONE Championship Italy, stated: “We are pleased to announce ‘Road to ONE: Europe,’ and we are excited to soon crown a heavyweight kickboxing champion who will make it through to ONE Championship. ‘Road to ONE: Europe’ is an incredible opportunity to showcase the European fighting heritage and further expand ONE Championship’s global footprint. The tournament kicked off in Prague last April, and kickboxing legend Tomáš Hron made it through to the next round. We can’t wait to showcase even more amazing talent in the coming events.”
ONE Full Blast & Other ONE Championship Promotions
ONE: Full Blast completed on Friday, May 28, 2021. Muay Thai contender Saemapetch Fairtex defeated #3 ranked Kulabdam Sor. Jor. Piek Uthai in the main event.
Catch Full Blast II on June 11, 2021. This stacked card features a main event between Muay Thai World Champion Mongkolpetch Petchyindee Academy fighting Elias Mahmoudi.