ONE Championship Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong has made an exciting announcement on Facebook, revealing that the world's largest martial arts organization is heading to Qatar for its historic event, ONE 165. This marks a significant moment in ONE's global expansion, with its maiden voyage to the region dating back to 2014 in Dubai.
ONE 165 is set to take place in Doha, Qatar, in either November or December, promising an electrifying fight card. Chatri Sityodtong shared that the event will feature an impressive lineup of five ONE World Title bouts spanning four disciplines: mixed martial arts, Muay Thai, kickboxing, and submission grappling.
The choice of Qatar as the host for ONE 165 holds special significance. ONE made a groundbreaking partnership with Media City Qatar in June and established a multi-year broadcast partnership with beIN Sports. Additionally, episodes of "The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition" were filmed in Doha earlier in the year, and the Qatar Investment Authority played a pivotal role in the organization's funding two years ago.
While speculation abounds about the potential matchups for ONE 165, Chatri Sityodtong has kept details under wraps. However, with five ONE World Titles up for grabs, this event promises to be one of the organization's most remarkable and eagerly anticipated to date. MMA fans can undoubtedly look forward to an unforgettable night of action in Qatar.