As the global pandemic continues, ONE Championship keeps the health and safety of its athletes as their highest priority. Unfortunately, that has resulted in the postponement of ONE’s 10th-anniversary show, ONE: X.
ONE: X Postponed
“Due to the record high viral outbreak in Singapore, ONE: X will now take place early next year instead of December 5. The Singapore Government continues to do an extraordinary job in managing the situation for the country,” wrote ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong on Facebook.
“I am full of gratitude and appreciation for its incredible leadership and excellence. Please note that our regular shows for November and December are expected to continue as per usual. It is a tricky time for everyone in Singapore, but I am confident that we will all get through these times by working together with compassion, resilience, creativity, and patience.”
The three previously announced bouts for ONE: X are all still planned for the event when it takes place in 2022.
At the top of the bill was a special attraction between two of the most electric flyweights in the world. ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion Rodtang Jitmuangnon will meet pound-for-pound legend Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson in a mixed rules contest. The first round will begin in Muay Thai before alternating to mixed martial arts rules in the second round.
The following two contests were both highly anticipated World Championship bouts.
ONE Featherweight World Champion Thanh Le has lit up ONE with a string of knockouts, and he will bring that power striking game into the Circle with him opposite one of the most dangerous grapplers in the world, Garry Tonon.
The two Brazilian athletes have long been fan favorites, but now they collide against one another for the first time. The matchup could be an early contender for the 2022 Match of the Year.
“ONE: X is not only a celebration of our tenth year anniversary, but it is also going to be the biggest event in our history. DJ vs. Rodtang, Fernandes vs. Lineker, and Le vs. Tonon are just a few of the fights on this mega card. I cannot wait to unveil what else we have in store for fans with ONE: X,” said Sityodtong.
ONE: X is already set to be an outstanding event with three amazing bouts announced. The additional card to come will only bolster its standing and make it an early must-see in the new year.