Asia’s largest combined martial arts promotion, One Championship, will return behind closed doorways in Thailand subsequent month after a five-month break attributable to Covid-19, officers mentioned yesterday.

One, which promotes playing cards throughout the area in combined martial arts, Muay Thai and kickboxing, final placed on a significant present on the finish of February.

The Singapore-based firm has since cancelled a number of occasions and slashed 20 per cent of workers, though it has additionally revealed a US$70 million (S$97.6m) funding enhance from institutional buyers.

With virus outbreaks slowing in lots of elements of Asia, One mentioned it will restart with an occasion with out followers in Bangkok on July 31.

“Most nationwide borders stay closed in Asia, and this has posed distinctive logistical and operational challenges,” One’s CEO Chatri Sityodtong mentioned.

The primary three main bouts of the “One: No Give up” occasion have been confirmed. – AFP