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One Championship strikes Chinese rights deal

Asian mixed martial arts promotion the One Championship has agreed a rights deal with China’s Great Sports Media.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it will result in GSM’s regional broadcaster Shanghai Media Group airing all One events live, along with broadcasting a weekly magazine programme.

One has a further four events scheduled for China during the remainder of its 2018 calendar.

These will commence with Battle for the Heavens in Shanghai on May 26, followed by Pinnacle of Power in Beijing on June 16.

Shanghai will also host the final two events on August 18 and December 15, respectively.