ONE Championship’s run on Amazon’s Prime Video platform begins next month, and in advance of their debut, the promotion has released its full schedule for the streaming service.
Starting with ONE on Prime Video 1: Moraes vs. Johnson II on August 26, 2022, ONE Championship will run one event per month on the streamer. Each event will air during U.S. Prime Time. As announced in a press release on Thursday, the schedule breaks down as follows:
- August 26 – 9:00 p.m. EDT – ONE on Prime Video 1: Moraes vs. Johnson II
- September 30 – 9:00 p.m. EDT – TBD
- October 21 – 9:00 p.m. EDT – TBD
- November 18 – 9:00 p.m. EDT – TBD
- December 2 – 9:00 p.m. EDT – TBD
“We are incredibly excited to kick off our new relationship with Prime Video on August 26 and announce the full 2022 event schedule! The first time that Adriano Moraes and Demetrious Johnson met inside The Circle, no fans were allowed in the arena due to COVID-19. This time, the fight will be in a packed arena with millions watching around the world, and there could not be a better way to launch our U.S. prime-time events,” said ONE chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong, quoted in Thursday’s press release. “We know that ONE brings an incredible and unique experience for fight fans; something completely different from what American audiences have seen before. We are excited to celebrate the wide range of martial arts disciplines and showcase the world’s best competitors on Prime Video.”
The Prime Video series marks ONE Championship’s second attempt at drawing eyes among western MMA fans. Last year, the promotion ran on cable network TNT, with its ONE on TNT series running across four events, to mixed results. While the production values reflected the usual high standards fans have come to expect from ONE, bout cancellations and odd finishes (Eddie Alvarez losing via DQ, which was later overturned) didn’t help matters.
ONE will hope to see better results on Prime Video, which boasts over 200 million subscribers worldwide. It’s estimated that roughly 100 million users reside in North America, where ONE on Prime Video will air.
In the meantime, ONE Championship returns to action this Friday, with ONE 159 going down in Singapore.