RUF 39 to Feature ‘Road To ONE’ Heavyweight Tournament on March 13

Tournament Champion Receives US$100,000+ Contract to Compete in ONE Championship

February 18, 2021 – Singapore: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), today announced that United States-based mixed martial arts organization Ringside Unified Fighting (RUF Nation) will host a “Road To ONE” heavyweight tournament beginning at RUF 39 on March 13.

The tournament will feature 16 promising heavyweight talents, with the champion receiving a US$100,000+ contract to compete in ONE Championship.

RUF 39 will be broadcast on B/R Live, which also airs ONE Championship’s events in the U.S.

Rich Franklin, Vice President of ONE Championship, stated: “One of our most important goals at ONE Championship has been to give athletes the biggest global platform to showcase their skills. We’re more than excited for this tournament to commence, and to discover the world’s next heavyweight superstar.”

Dr. Joel Lopez, President of RUF Nation, stated: “I’m ecstatic for the opportunity ONE Championship has given us at RUF Nation to partner on a ‘Road To ONE’ tournament. RUF is poised with the ideal stage for recruitment, and the response from applicants has been overwhelming so far. I believe this tournament will produce some of the best undiscovered talent in the U.S. to add to ONE’s roster.”

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RUF Nation’s “Road To ONE” tournament will deliver martial arts fans all the action they crave as it will and feature some of the best up-and-coming heavyweight talents from the U.S. Bouts will be confirmed and announced at a later date.

In addition, RUF Nation will hold more “Road To ONE” tournaments in different weight classes later this year, and each of those tournament champions will also receive a US$100,000+ contract to compete in ONE Championship.

About ONE Championship™
ONE Championship (ONE) is the largest global sports media property in Asian history. Headquartered in Singapore, ONE is the world’s largest martial arts organization, hosting bouts across all styles of martial arts such as mixed martial arts, Muay Thai, kickboxing, and more. ONE hosts the biggest sports entertainment events across Asia, featuring some of the world’s best martial artists and World Champions on the largest global media broadcast in Asia. In addition to its digital platforms, ONE Championship broadcasts across 150+ countries with some of the largest global free-to-air and digital broadcasters, including Star Sports, Tencent, TV5, Astro, ClaroSports, Startimes, Fox Sports, Thairath TV, Turner Sports, Skynet, Mediacorp, Great Sports, Mediaset Italia, ProSiebenSat.1, Dubai Sports, and more.


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