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ONE Championship, Combate Join Forces For MMA In Brazil

John Lineker

ONE Championship has announced a multi-year partnership with Combate to broadcast events in Brazil. The agreement begins in 2023 and will see 12 events air in primetime live.

Combate, Globo’s leading provider of premium combat sports content and pay-per-views in Brazil, will deliver relevant coverage throughout Globo’s free-to-air, digital, and pay TV channels. Globo is the largest media company in Latin America, with a reach of more than 100 million viewers across free-to-air, digital, and pay TV.

Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, stated: “This multi-year agreement will give our Brazilian fanbase the opportunity to connect with ONE like never before as we present a minimum of 12 primetime events each year. Brazil is one of the most passionate combat sports regions in the world, and with a best-in-class partner like Globo distributing our content, we will be able to reach the widest audience possible in an extremely important market for ONE.” 

The ONE roster currently includes Brazilian athletes John Lineker, Allycia Hellen Rodrigues, Adriano Moraes, Bibiano Fernandes, Marcus Almeida and Andre Galvao.

Rafael Gruenbaum, Head of Combate, stated: “The agreement with ONE Championship, which brings incredible live events and a great roster of Brazilian athletes, reinforces Combate’s objective in giving our Brazilian audience the very best of combat sports. We are very pleased with this partnership with ONE. It’s a great step in a path of expanding our portfolio to all martial arts.” 

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