One Championship to Restart ‘Road to One’ Series in Russia on Nov. 28

By Jay Pettry Nov 27, 2020

One Championship is looking to challenge UFC Fight Pass as a streaming option for feeder leagues to its organization.

On Thursday night, the Singapore-based company put out a press release announcing it had begun to sign regional promotions to its One Super App. On Nov. 28, the first event will take place, as Russian Cagefighting Championship and Fair Fight Promotion – the latter a kickboxing league – co-promote an event titled “Road to One.” The fight card will feature fighters from Russia looking to score a contract with One, and one such contract will be on the line at the end of a four-man kickboxing tournament that night.

The event, which sees 26 competitors fight throughout the card in both MMA and kickboxing matches, will take place in Yekaterinburg, Russia. The four kickboxers involved are as follows: Vladimir Kuzmin vs. Maxim Petkevich in one semifinal, and Tamerlan Bashirov vs. Victor Mikhailov in the other. The one-night featherweight tournament will be concluded in the main event, which can be seen both on YouTube and the One Super App, on Saturday morning.

The “Road to One” series is one that One is running to make local fighters face off for a crack at a contract, in the same vein as its One Hero Series and Warrior Series in the past. It also draws parallels to US-based Dana White's Contender Series, although One head Chatri Sityodtong will not likely be present for these tournaments. The promotion intends on carrying out more of these co-promoted events, and they will air on One’s app.

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