Chatri Sityodtong Provides a Major Update – ONE Championship to Award $50,000 Bonuses at Every Event

Published 01/13/2022, 9:00 AM EST
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ONE Championship founder and chairman Chatri Sityodtong had a major update regarding the events.

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ONE Championship is one of the biggest combat sports promotions in the world. It offers something that other promotions don’t, and that is variety. They have fights in kickboxing, Muay Thai and MMA, and it is one reason combat sports fans like to tune in. It has some of the best fighters in the world amongst the roster and their events always produce quality fights.

Now, great performances by the fighters will be rewarded. In a recent appearance on The MMA Hour, Sityodtong gave a massive update on the performance bonuses. He talked about giving out bonuses based on performances and gameness.

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He said, “We’ve always given out $50,000 bonuses, but it wasn’t every event. It was if there were spectacular performances. We’ve been giving out for the last several years. But this year is the first year in which we will give out every single show, several of these $50,000 bonuses. Our main criteria is performance of course, but gameness.”

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“Gameness, we define as fighting every second of the fight to finish. Even a loser, someone who loses, can win. We gave this bonus, Timofey Nastyukhin who knocked out Eddie Alvarez. He fought Dagi Arslanaliev just a few weeks ago and man, you got to watch this fight. It was insane. No one expected it to be this crazy, and it was a crazy crazy barn burner. And Dagi ended up knocking out Timofey and I decided that both of them get $50,000.”

ONE Championship will award a minimum of one bonus and a maximum of five based on the performances, according to South China Morning Post.

ONE: X set for March 26 – Chatri Sityodtong

Originally slated to take place on December 5, 2021, to celebrate ONE Championship’s 10th anniversary, ONE: X is now going to take place on a new date. After getting postponed because of COVID-19, ONE Champion founder Chatri Sityodtong in a recent interview announced that the event will take place on March 26.

During an interview with Ariel Helwani, he broke the news and said, “We have a lot of more confidence in what’s happening. So, March 26, ONE: X goes down, so that crazy fight between DJ (Demetrious Johnson) and Rodtang.”

The event will feature a massive fight between one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time Demetrious Johnson and Rodtang Jitmuangnon. The fight will be a special rules fight. It will have four rounds, where the first and the third round will be under Muay Thai rules.

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And the second and fourth-round under MMA rules. Rodtang is an elite-level striker and will look to get the job done in the Muay Thai rounds. However, ‘Mighty Mouse‘ is an MMA legend and will look to dominate in the rounds favoring him.

2022 seems to be going in the right direction for ONE Championship. Their first event of the year ONE: HEAVY HITTERS will take place on January 14, 2022. They will look to make a firm statement with the event and build from there.

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Arunaditya Aima

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Arunaditya is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Multimedia Journalism from IIJNM, Arunaditya aspires to be an important voice in the world of MMA and interview the likes of Jon Jones, Conor McGregor, Amanda Nunes, and other such superstars of the sport. He has followed the sport for over a decade and is an ardent fan of Georges St-Pierre, who he believes is the greatest of all time.

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