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Event Preview: ONE CHAMPIONSHIP – Century (Parts I and II)

On October 12th and 13th, ONE Championship will be in Tokyo, Japan, for ONE Championship 100: Century. This two-day event will feature two cards (or two parts) that will take place at the Ryogoku Kokugikan. The cards will feature MMA veterans, including Angela Lee, Brandon Vera, Bibiano Fernandes, Shinya Aoki, Demitrious Johnson, Aung La N Sang, Jing Nan Xiong and Yushin Okami. The pre-fight press conference took place early morning on October 10th (for audiences in the United States) where fighters answered questions from young fans who sought advice.

Century Part I – October 12th

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Lee vs Xiong

Part 1 of the Century card on Saturday features Angela Lee versus Jingnan Xiong in a rematch for ONE’s strawweight title currently held by Lee. Their first bout took place at flyweight when Lee challenged Xiong for the title in an attempt to become a double champion. Lee’s most recent fight was a decision loss against Brazilian flyweight Michelle Nocolini.

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Lee vs Arslanaliev

Also featured on Part I of the card will be Christian Lee, Angela Lee’s brother and teammate at Evolve MMA and United MMA. He will face Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev in the lightweight Grand Prix final. Arslanaliev is an aggressive grappler with power punches with one loss.

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Mighty Mouse vs The King

Saturday’s co-main event on Century Part I features the Flyweight World Grand Prix Championship Final between former UFC flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson and Danny “The King” Kingad. Johnson, ONE’s Esports Ambassador, was once the #1 pound-for-pound fighter during his UFC title reign until being defeated by the current champion, Henry Cejudo. Danny Kingad, a national Wushu champion in the Philippines, is a teammate of former ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard Folayang and is currently on a six-fight win streak.

Yushin Okami vs Agilan Thani

In the prelims former UFC middleweight title contender, Yushin Okami will face off against Agilan Thani. Okami comes in as one of the most experienced fighters on Saturday’s card. His resume includes high profile bouts versus Anderson Silva, Chael Sonnen, and Hector Lombard. Meanwhile, Thani is a strong grappler who’s well-known in the organization for having vicious ground-and-pound skills.

Other fights on Century Part I include:

Dae Hwan Kim vs Yuya Wakamatsu

Itsuki Hirata vs Rika Ishige

Senzo Ikeda vs Lito Adiwang

Yoon Chang Min vs Phoe Thaw

Sunoto Peringkat vs Kwon Won Il

Century Part II – October 13th

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Aung La N Sang “The Burmese Python” vs Brandon “The Truth” Vera

Aung La N Sang will face off against Brandon Vera for ONE’s light heavyweight title in Sunday’s main event. Despite being nicknamed “The Burmese Python,” N Sang has knockouts and submissions to his credit and is currently on a six-fight win streak. Brandon Vera, a former UFC competitor, has faced opponents such as Jon Jones, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Randy Couture, Keith Jardine, and Frank Mir. Vera is currently riding a four-fight win streak.

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Bibiano Fernandes vs Kevin Belingon

Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes is defending the ONE featherweight title versus Belingon in what is their fourth fight (third fight in a row). The first time these fighters met, it was a title match for the bantamweight champion. The second fight between the two resulted in a title victory for Belingon and the award for one of the most entertaining fights of 2018. Their third fight resulted in a TKO victory for Fernandes. Fans are curious to see what will happen in the fourth match.

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Arjan Bhullar vs Mauro Cerilli

Former UFC fighter, Arjan “Singh” Bhullar, will make his ONE debut against a fellow heavyweight, Mauro “The Hammer” Cerilli. Bhullar’s last victory was versus UFC Heavyweight Juan Adams. Cerilli is coming off of a win against Alain Nglani.

Shinya Aoki vs Honorio Banario

The first fight of the main card features Japanese MMA legend, Shinya Aoki, against Honorio Banario from Team Lakay. Training out of Evolve MMA and Paraestra Tokyo, Aoki looks to get back in the win column after his knockout loss to current champ Christian Lee. Banario, the former ONE featherweight champion, seeks to break his two-fight losing streak while making a name for himself against the world-renown submission artist.

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Other fights on Century Part II include:

Mei Yamaguchi vs Jenny Huang

Daichi Kitikata vs Yosuke Saruta

Shoko Sato vs Rafael Silva

Hiroyuki Tetsuka vs Hernani Perpetuo

Takasuke Kume vs Koshi Matsumoto

ONE CENTURY: PART I (Saturday) Prelims will air on B/R Live at 7 pm CT. The main card airs on TNT at 10 pm CT.

ONE CENTURY PART II (Sunday) Prelims will air on B/R Live at 3 am. The main card begins at 5:30 am.

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