One Championship capital goes past $250m with Series D investment

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The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE) has announced today (Monday) that it has closed a US$166 million Series D financing round led by Sequoia Capital.

New investors, including Temasek, Greenoaks Capital and other leading institutional investors, also participated in the round.

With the latest $166 million funding, ONE Championship now has a total capital base that exceeds US$250 million, ONE has stated in a Press release.

This equity investment further solidifies ONE’s dominant market leadership position in the sports media industry in Asia.

The promotion has added boxing and kickboxing matches to its busy slate of MMA shows in recent months, including a title defense by WBC super flyweight boxing champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai last weekend in Bangkok. The promotion also plans to add competition soon in sanda and wushu, two Chinese martial arts.

One Championship will debut in Japan and Vietnam in 2019.

The Home of Martial Arts, ONE Championship is the largest global sports media property in Asian history. Headquartered in Singapore, ONE Championship is the world’s largest martial arts organization, hosting bouts across all styles of martial arts such as Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Karate, Kung Fu, Silat, Sanda, Lethwei, Mixed Martial Arts, Tae Kwon Do, Submission Grappling, and more.

The world’s most exciting martial arts organization hosts the largest sports entertainment events across Asia, featuring some of the world’s best martial artists and world champions, all signed to exclusive contracts, on the largest media broadcast in Asia. In addition to its digital platforms, ONE Championship broadcasts to over 1.7 billion potential viewers across 138 countries around the world with some of the largest global broadcasters, including Fox Sports, ABS-CBN, Astro, ClaroSports, Bandsports, Startimes, Premier Sports, Thairath TV, Skynet, Mediacorp, OSN, and more.