ONE Championship has just announced a long term partnership with Global Association of Mixed Martial Arts (GAMMA), an independent governing body for the sport of MMA.

The multi-year, seven-figure deal will see ONE Championship support GAMMA’s efforts to obtain Olympic recognition for mixed martial arts. The two organizations will also work together to develop and promote best practices in health and safety standards, anti-doping regulations and amateur rules and regulations.

GAMMA was founded in 2018 and is based in Amsterdam. President Alexander Engelhardt says that his organization shares the same philosophy as ONE Championship,

“On behalf of GAMMA, I would like to thank ONE Championship for their support and commitment to the sport of mixed martial arts. As a lifelong karate practitioner, I am passionate about delivering the same level of international recognition to the discipline of mixed martial arts. Both GAMMA and ONE celebrate the authentic martial arts values of integrity, humility, honor, respect, courage, discipline, and compassion in the same spirit as the Olympics. With this philosophical foundation, GAMMA and ONE aim to elevate the sport of mixed martial arts and prepare it for entry into the Olympics.”

Meanwhile ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong feels the partnership will help the amateur scene to develop,

“ONE Championship is thrilled to announce a multi-year partnership with GAMMA, the world’s independent governing body of the sport of mixed martial arts. As a lifelong martial artist, I am personally invested in developing the amateur mixed martial arts scene and ensuring that all athletes have the right foundation and support to pursue a professional career in this sport.”

GAMMA is set to hold its Amateur MMA World Championships in Singapore this November. The event will be supported by ONE Championship.