ONE Championship, will be conducting a grappling tournament on August 13 in Macau, China titled The ONE Grappling Challenge Macau in conjunction with the live pay-per-view event ONE: Heroes of the World, at The Venetian Macau’s Cotai Arena.
The tournament will follow IBJJF rules.
“In line with our vision to build local martial arts heroes in Asia, ONE Championship continues to develop new ways to promote the sport of mixed martial arts and other martial arts. This tournament is a step in the right direction and brings together the biggest names in grappling including ONE Lightweight World Champion Shinya Aoki, ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee, and eight-time BJJ world champion Michelle Nicolini – the most decorated women’s BJJ (Brazilian jiu-jitsu) practitioner in the world today. The tournament gives fans the chance to witness high-level technical grappling at its finest, and we are excited at the possibilities,” said ONE Championship CEO Victor Cui.
ONE Lightweight World Champion Shinya Aoki grew to international stardom as a ground specialist with a massive 25 submission wins against elite competition, while ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee sports several submission victories including a spectacular Twister. Besides her many accolades, new ONE Championship signing Michelle Nicolini is a member of the prestigious IBJJF Hall of Fame.
The tournament will feature a collective prize pot of USD$50,000, making it the biggest prize purse in the history of Asian grappling.