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ONE Championship Announces 3 Fights to kick-off ONE 166: Qatar

ONE Championship Announces 3 Fights to kick-off ONE 166: Qatar
In a major move that signifies its expanding global footprint, Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization, ONE Championship, has announced a trio of high-stakes matchups for its inaugural event in the Middle Eastern sports hub of Qatar. Dubbed ONE 166: Qatar, the event is set to take the stage at the Lusail Sports Arena on March 1, as confirmed by a recent post on the organization’s social media channels.

Reigning ONE Strawweight MMA World Champion Jarred “The Monkey God” Brooks is ready to make his first World Title defense, and it comes against a familiar rival. The American star will put his gold on the line against former strawweight MMA king and current #1-ranked contender Joshua “The Passion” Pacio in a must-see World Title rematch.

The heavyweight division will also see a former ONE Heavyweight MMA World Champion Arjan “Singh” Bhullar return to face fellow contender Amir Aliakbari in a high-stakes battle . Adding diversity to the combat showcase, Yemeni-Saudi Arabian sensation Osamah Almarwai who will lock horns with Brazilian star Cleber “Clandestino” Sousa in a pivotal flyweight submission grappling showdown.

Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, expressed his excitement about the organization’s Middle Eastern debut.
“The Middle East has some of the most passionate fans in the world, and we are thrilled to bring them an event of this magnitude,” said Sityodtong. “These matchups are just the beginning. We’re building a spectacular card that will feature our signature blend of martial arts disciplines.”


ONE 166: Qatar will not only cater to local fans but will also be broadcast across the Middle East on beIN Sports, allowing a wider audience to tune in to the high-octane action. The event is expected to draw significant international attention, further cementing Qatar’s position as a sports and entertainment hub.

As excitement builds, fans are invited to participate in the conversation about who should headline the historic event, with ticket sales already underway through Virgin Megastore and Q-Tickets.

As the countdown to March 1 begins, all eyes will be on ONE Championship as it prepares to deliver a groundbreaking event that promises to dazzle the world of martial arts.




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