HUGE NEWS— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) January 27, 2021
"ONE on TNT" kicks off on April 7 with four weeks of STACKED events featuring Adriano Moraes vs. Demetrious Johnson, Eddie Alvarez vs. Iuri Lapicus, Christian Lee vs. Timofey Nastyukhin, Aung La N Sang vs. Vitaly Bigdash III, and more! #ONEonTNT #ONEChampionship pic.twitter.com/XexgKuEkLR
One Championship is expanding its relationship with TNT.
Each week from April 7 to April 28, One Championship will air three main card fights on TNT in the United States at 10 p.m. ET. The preliminary draw can be streamed on the Bleacher Report App and B/R Live from 9 p.m. ET to 10 p.m. ET.
“We are absolutely thrilled to kick off 2021 with the announcement of our first season of ‘ONE on TNT’,” said One CEO Chatri Sityodtong. “We look forward to introducing our unique brand of martial arts to the U.S. on prime time. American fans can expect something fresh, new and completely different from anything that is currently available in the U.S. As always, we will feature some of the greatest world champions across various martial arts alongside a few familiar, legendary names.”
“One on TNT 1” will also see former UFC and Bellator champ Eddie Alvarez square off against Iuri Lapicus in the co-main event, while reigning One muay Thai champion Rodtang “The Iron Ma” Jitmuangnon will face Jacob Smith in a featured, non-title affair.
“One on TNT 2” on April 14 will be topped by a lightweight championship clash pitting Christian Lee against Timofey Nastyukhin, while “One on TNT 3” on April 21 features a middleweight No. 1 contender bout between Aung La N Sang and Vitaly Bigdash. More bouts will be announced in the coming weeks, including the main event for “One on TNT 4” on April 28.
“ONE Championship has a passionate global fan base and this next step in our partnership elevates the exposure for its top martial arts events in the U.S,” said Turner Sports executive vice president and general manager Tina Shah. “This multi-faceted approach combines two leading platforms in Bleacher Report and TNT as we further expand the reach of these premier events and drive additional engagement with a broader audience.”