ONE: CENTURY to feature two full-scale world championship events
ONE Championship recently announced that ONE: CENTURY will now feature two full-scale world championship events consisting of 11 bouts on each card.
The two events will take place on the same day with the first card scheduled in the morning and the second in the evening. Set at the Ryōgoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on 13th October, ONE: CENTURY is ONE Championship’s historic 100th live event.
The first card will be broadcast live on TNT in the United States with the second card being broadcast globally to 140+ countries via the world’s largest television networks.
ONE: CENTURY features four world championship bouts, as well as three world grand prix championship finals.
ONE Atomweight World Champion “Unstoppable” Angela Lee of Singapore will defend her world title against ONE Strawweight World Champion “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan of China.
Two-division ONE World Champion “The Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang of Myanmar will defend his ONE Light Heavyweight title against ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera of the Philippines.
Also, ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes of Brazil puts his title on the line against Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon of the Philippines.
Newly crowned ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion Rodtang “The Iron Man” Jitmuangnon of Thailand will defend his title for the first time against Walter Goncalves of Brazil.
In the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix final, 12-time Flyweight MMA World Champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson takes on Danny “The King” Kingad of the Philippines.
In the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix final, multiple-time Lightweight MMA World Champion Eddie “The Underground King” Alvarez faces Turkish sensation Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev.
In the ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix final, Giorgio “The Doctor” Petrosyan of Italy battles Samy “AK47” Sana of France for the inaugural ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Title and a chance to take home the coveted US $1 million grand prize.
ONE Championship aims to unite the world in celebration of martial arts, Asia’s greatest cultural treasure. For the first time in history, the Shooto and Pancrase organisations will work together to raise Japanese martial arts to unprecedented new heights.
In a series of Japan Super Bouts, World Champions from both Shooto and Pancrase square off in a never-before-seen showdown between the two martial arts organizations.
A lightweight contest will see Shooto Lightweight World Champion Koshi “Luxor” Matsumoto scheduled to face Pancrase Lightweight World Champion Takasuke Kume.
In a bantamweight showdown, Shooto Bantamweight World Champion Shoko Sato will take on Pancrase Bantamweight World Champion Rafael Silva.
In a welterweight bout, Shooto Middleweight World Champion Hernani Perpetuo goes head-to-head with Pancrase Welterweight World Champion Hiroyuki Tetsuka.
Lastly, in a strawweight contest, former ONE Strawweight World Champion and Shooto Flyweight World Champion Yosuke Saruta battles Pancrase Strawweight World Champion Daichi Kitakata.
Other noteworthy matchups include Japanese MMA veteran Yushin “Thunder” Okami taking on Malaysian former ONE title challenger Agilan “Alligator” Thani, Senzo Ikeda going to battle with ONE Warrior Series contract winner Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang, former ONE Lightweight World Champion Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki facing off with former ONE Featherweight World Champion Honorio “The Rock” Banario, and many more.