ONE Century: Three title bouts plus three finals of World Grand Prix
Asian promotion ONE Championship presents its 100th event at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan on Sunday October 13. The fight card billed as “ONE: Century” features three World Championship bouts and the finals of three World Grand Prix.
In the main event Angela Lee of Singapore defends her atomweight title against the current strawweight champion Xiong Jing Nan of China. In the co-main event Aung La N Sang of Myanmar defends his light heavyweight belt against the reigning heavyweight champion Brandon Vera of the Philippines. Both bouts are scheduled for five rounds. Jing Nan and Vera have a chance to become two-division titleholders.
In addition, Bibiano Fernandes of Brazil defends his bantamweight title against the challenger from the Philippines, Kevin Belingon. The championship bout is also scheduled for five rounds.
The finals of World Grand Prix are scheduled to feature the bouts in the lightweight, flyweight and featherweight classes. The finalists are expected to be determined at the upcoming events.
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The lineup also includes four all-Japan bouts featuring Shooto champions up against Pancrase champions. The winner of each contest gets USD $50,000 (approx AUD $71,777).
The “ONE: Century” event culminates the inaugural World Martial Arts Week held in Tokyo from October 5 to October 13. Among everything, the program includes “ONE Martial Arts Fan Fest” held at Bellesalle Shibuya Garden from October 5 to October 6 with the likes of Demetrious Johnson, Miesha Tate, Rich Franklin, among others, in attendance.
“I am thrilled to announce that ONE Championship is set to throw the biggest martial arts event in history this October in Tokyo, Japan,” said Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship (via the announcement sent out by the promotion). “ONE Championship has come a long way since 2011 and is ushering in a new era for martial arts across the Globe.”
“ONE: Century is our historic 100th live event. Set at the iconic Ry?goku Kokugikan, three World Championship bouts are scheduled to take place alongside three World Grand Prix Championships. In addition, ONE Championship will be holding the inaugural World Martial Arts Week, which kicks off with our very first ONE Martial Arts Fan Fest.”
“The biggest and brightest stars of ONE Championship are ready to shine in Tokyo, and fans will surely not want to miss the festivities.”
The current lineup for ONE: Century can be found below.
Atomweight Angela Lee vs. Xiong Jing
Light Heavyweight Aung La N Sang vs. Brandon Vera
Bantamweight Bibiano Fernandes vs. Kevin Belingon