MMA: One Championship to hold two live events in Singapore in December; tickets are $188

Singaporean fighter Amir Khan will return for a bout during the Collision Course event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Dec 18. PHOTO: ONE CHAMPIONSHIP

SINGAPORE - Mixed martial arts (MMA) organisation One Championship on Monday (Nov 23) announced it would stage two live events at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in December.

Big Bang will be held on Dec 4 and while Collision Course will take place on Dec 18. Both will feature up to 250 paid spectators in attendance.

The announcement comes on the back of One's successful Inside The Matrix event on Oct 30, which was the first live sport event to feature spectators since the coronavirus pandemic. Tickets cost $148 each and there were 250 fans present.

These shows are part of a pilot project the Government hopes will help identify a model that can be widely implemented so that more large-scale events can resume safely in Singapore.

For Inside the Matrix, spectators were required to undergo an Antigen Rapid Test (ART) at one of 10 designated clinics on the same day, and produce a valid negative ART certificate before they were allowed into the venue.

ARTs return results in under half an hour, compared to the gold-standard polymerase chain reaction test which takes a few hours. Both procedures are similar in nature.

One said on Monday spectators must take the ART and produce a valid negative certificate for both upcoming events. Tickets are priced at $188 each and available at

Big Bang is headlined by a One light heavyweight kickboxing world championship bout where Roman Kryklia of Ukraine defends his title against Dutch-Turkish rival Murat Aygun.

Five other bouts are scheduled on the card, including an MMA clash between flyweight title contenders Kairat Akhmetov of Kazakhstan and Danny Kingad of the Philippines.

Collision Course also features six bouts and is headlined by a title defence as well.

Thailand's Nong-O Gaiyanghadao will defend his One bantamweight muay thai world championship against compatriot Rodlek PK.Saenchai Muaythaigym.

Singaporean fighter Amir Khan also returns in a lightweight MMA clash with South Korea's Park Dae Sung, while another lightweight fight will see former champion Marat Gafurov of Russia take on undefeated American Lowen Tynanes.

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