As ONE Championship continues to develop globally, many followers surprise if they will watch the fights stay.
ONE Championship has gained immense reputation over the previous few years. Based by Chatri Sityodtong in 2011, the promotion has grown to incorporate protection in over 150 international locations worldwide.
And whereas the promotion’s been applauded for constantly placing on nice reveals, followers observed that the fights didn’t look like stay. Properly earlier than the pandemic, all the fights have been stay. Nevertheless, because the world grappled with COVID-19, issues modified.
ONE Championship occasions initially of 2020 have been all stay, although that meant that almost all occasions occurred throughout the early hours within the United States. However because the pandemic started to unfold globally and international locations began to tighten restrictions, ONE Championship utilized a unique technique.
The promotion canceled all of their reveals between March and June of 2020. They returned on the finish of June with two reveals in China that have been stay however closed to viewers attendance. They continued with extra occasions in July, primarily placing on reveals in international locations that had not but closed their borders.
When will ONE Championship return to airing stay occasions?
ONE Championship started taping two or three occasions concurrently in Vietnam after which Singapore on the finish of July, with solely the primary occasion airing stay. Nevertheless, just a few occasions in different international locations, with much less stringent pandemic restrictions, aired stay.
With Singapore as their residence base and one of many governments imposing probably the most restrictive pandemic methods, ONE Championship persevering with to pre-record occasions was inevitable. Singapore has one of many lowest casualty charges of the pandemic, with solely 36 reported deaths because of COVID-19. Due to this fact, the promotion needed to effectively reap the benefits of when overseas fighters have been allowed in for fights.
A return to stay occasions could also be on the horizon. As leaders in Singapore transfer away from a “zero COVID-19” technique to a “dwelling with COVID-19” technique, restrictions are altering and subsiding. The replace to the city-state’s coverage ought to lead to a return to stay occasions from ONE Championship quickly.