One FC on Monday announced the launch of the One Asia Amateur MMA Series, which the company said will provide a platform for mixed martial artists to develop their skills against other top amateurs.
According to a One FC press release, the amateur MMA series will feature amateur events held across Asia. This series is part of ONE FC’s continued emphasis on growing the sport in Asia and will be held in partnership with One FC network partners to provide opportunities for the exclusive gym partners within the network, as well as create a developmental league for the organization to groom amateur fighters and monitor their progress.
“This is the largest amateur MMA series in Asia that brings together every major gym, partner, and current amateur events as part of the One FC network,” said One FC CEO Victor Cui. “This is game-changing for MMA in Asia as One FC continues to build on our 90 percent market share and by leading the amateur MMA development by holding amateur events in major cities across Asia and regularly at once a month. This is big – very big, and I’m excited to be building this Asia-wide amateur series because we have already received tremendous support from our sponsors, partners and gyms on this initiative.”
The One FC amateur series, according to the release, was initially conceived at the 2013 One Asia MMA Summit earlier this year, which brought together the industry’s biggest power players for a weekend of discussion and idea-sharing.