One FC and GSI have entered into a mutually beneficial exclusive partnership in Asia, signifying another turning point for the sport of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in Asia.
Both internationally recognized organizations have agreed to fighter exchanges. It means that any GSI MMA fighter will automatically be eligible to compete exclusively in Asia on One FC and any One FC fighter will automatically be eligible to compete in GSI MMA events which are currently held under the Dream brand in Japan.
Fighter exchanges are expected to happen with immediate effect. The fighter exchange program also covers One FC Network of other affiliate association and gyms across Asia.
"It is an absolute pleasure to work with Glory Sports International," One FC CEO Victor Cui said in a statement.
"Our events will have even more exciting match-ups and the biggest winners are the fans of MMA around the world. One FC will continue to showcase the most exciting fights between the best fighters in Asia and having GSI as a partner will automatically create new opportunities for everyone involved and looking to associate with the fastest growing sport in the world."
CEO of Glory Sports International Marcus Luer added: "Glory Sports International and ONE Fighting Championship will cooperate to develop the sport of MMA in Asia - GSI through its Dream brand in Japan and One FC with its events throughout Asia."
"We feel it is a mutually beneficial partnership and look forward to working with the ONE FC team."