The ONE Asia MMA Summit 2012 is taking place in Singapore this weekend and will be attended by all the leading lights of Asian MMA. Key figures from across the continent have been invited to attend for the two day event at the $8 billion Marina Bay Sands, the most expensive casino resort in the world.
Among the guests will be representatives from ONE FC, Fairtex, ESPN Star Sports, Asia Breweries, Dream, Deep, Road FC, URCC, CFC, Dare, MFC, FCC, Evolve MMA, Team Lakay, Tiger Muay Thai and more. The agenda includes discussions about building the sport safely, developing an amateur infrastructure and the future of Asian MMA in general.
From the official press release:
CEO and Owner of ONE Fighting Championship Victor Cui said, “In the last six months, we have completely changed the game for the sport of mixed martial arts in Asia. This is a result of the synergistic efforts within the ONE FC Network and the outstanding support from the network’s exclusive partners. My vision is to create the best MMA network in Asia by choosing strategic partnerships made up of only the best promotions, gyms, sponsors, and media companies in the region. The ONE Asia MMA Summit 2012 is an opportunity for us to come together to share ideas, to harness the phenomenal growth of MMA in Asia, and to create opportunities for all.”
The guest list consists of 150 of the most influential people in Asian MMA including Evolve MMA CEO Chatri Sityodtong, Road FC CEO Moon Hong Jung, Fairtex Group President and owner Anthony Lim, Bubbles Aguilar, co-founder of the URCC, Luke Pezutti, co-owner of CFC and Matt Hume, head official for ONE FC, DREAM and, formerly, PRIDE.
For more information visit: http://www.onefc.com/events/12-one-asia-mma-summit-2012.html
As far as fights go, ONE FC’s next event will come on June 23 with a number of notable competitors slated for action on the card including Masakazu Imanari, Renato Sobral, Phil Baroni, and Roger Huerta.