ONE Championship formalized its partnership with Global Association of Mixed Martial Arts (GAMMA) as the organization continues its efforts in pushing the sport of mixed martial arts into the Olympics.
ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong made the announcement on Tuesday, 16 April – as The Home Of Martial Arts is set to invest time and resources for the sport not only professionally, but also on the amateur level.
“I am excited to announce that ONE Championship has partnered with the Global Association of Mixed Martial Arts (GAMMA), the independent governing body for the sport of mixed martial arts worldwide, with a seven-figure, multiyear partnership to elevate the sport of mixed martial arts and prepare it for entry into the Olympics,” said Sityodtong
“ONE Championship and GAMMA share the authentic martial arts values of integrity, humility, honor, respect, courage, discipline, and compassion in the same spirit of the Olympics,” he added.
GAMMA is a non-profit organization that was founded last year by the whos who of mixed martial arts all over the world. Headed by Alex Engelhardt, they have memberships of national federations from over 60 countries.
Sityodtong said that the partnership was a no-brainer, considering his similarities with the president.
“Like me, Alex is also a lifelong martial artist. In the coming days, weeks, months, and year, I encourage martial artists of all backgrounds around the world to unite together to elevate the sport of mixed martial arts together,” Sityodtong shared.
On November, the Gamma Amateur World Championship will be held in Singapore, alongside what is expected to be a blockbuster card for ONE Championship.
“I am personally thrilled to invest in the sport of mixed martial arts at the amateur level, and grow the entire sport in the right way.”