ONE Championship Confirms Two More 2016 Cards in Macau and Bangkok

ONE Championship officials on Wednesday confirmed two more cards that for 2016. On Aug. 13, the promotion heads to Macau for the first time. The other new addition to the schedule is a show in Bangkok on Dec. 17.

Venetian MacauNext month’s event will be at the 15,000 capacity Cotai Arena. The venue is situated in the bowls of the Venetian Resort & Casino and has played host to a couple of Manny Pacquiao fights in recent years.

The UFC also held three events at the Cotai Arena between 2012 and 2014, but has not returned in nearly two years. Boxing promoter Top Rank has also held multiple shows in the venue, featuring the likes of Zou Shiming and Rex Tso, as well as Manny Pacquiao.

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In December, ONE Championship returns to the 12,000 capacity Impact Arena in Bangkok for the second time this year. The event there in May featured Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke, as well as appearances by two of Thailand’s biggest bands.

ONE Championship currently has seven events booked between now and the end of the year. In addition to the above events Asia’s biggest MMA promotion will also be heading to Jakarta on Aug. 27, Kuala Lumpur on Sept. 2, Yangon on Oct. 7, Singapore on Nov. 11, and Manila on Dec. 2.

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