A press conference took place in Bangkok today ahead of Friday’s ONE: ‘A New Tomorrow’. Some of the fighters were put through their paces in front of the fans and media and the promotion also announced a new series of Muay Thai events.

ONE Hero Series Muay Thai will launch in 2020 with the support of the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT). Both organizations work together to discover grassroots Muay Thai talent in both the local and international level.

There is no shortage of Muay Thai talent on Friday’s card which is set for the Impact Arena. Rodtang Jitmuangnon defends his flyweight title against Jonathan Haggerty in the main event and he is excited to be back on home soil,

“I’m honored to be defending my world championship on the first main event of the year. Jonathan Haggerty is a very talented fighter and a former champion (but) I will show everyone that I am the better fighter and the rightful champion.”

With 50 events promised across the promotion’s various platforms 2020 looks set to be a banner year for ONE Championship. CEO / Founder Chatri Sityodtong said he had incredible plans,

“ONE Championship is also ready for another epic year of martial arts. We have incredible plans over the next 12 months, starting right here in Bangkok. Our ONE Championship athletes are ready to showcase their incredible skills this Friday night.”