ONE: CENTURY brought many of the top stars in ONE Championship together for one mega-event from Tokyo, with part of it airing live on TNT and the rest streaming.
In the main event of ONE: CENTURY PART I, reigning ONE women’s atomweight champion “Unstoppable” Angela Lee of Singapore put together an awe-inspiring performance, defeating China’s “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan by submission to retain her title.
The first round saw solid action transpire with both women having their moments. Xiong punished Lee with crisp boxing combinations but Lee took it well. Lee, on the other hand, landed a couple of solid right hands and looked constantly for the clinch. In the second frame, Lee continued to pursue the takedown, in an attempt to bring the action to the ground.
ONE: CENTURY PART I Main Card Highlights
She began to dominate with her high-level grappling in the third, as Xiong started to wilt under pressure. In the fourth round, Xiong battled back brilliantly behind her jab-straight combination. But Lee would not back down, firing combinations of her own. In the final round, Lee executed an explosive belly-to-back suplex to bring Xiong to the canvas. Moments later, Lee took the back and sunk in a rear naked choke to force the tap.
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In the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix Championship Final, Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson of the United States overcame a strong effort from the Philippines’ Danny “The King” Kingad to win by unanimous decision. In the first round, Johnson was relentless with his takedowns, showcasing his chain wrestling skills to constantly bring Kingad to the mat.
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Kingad tried his best to defend against Johnson’s advances, but Johnson slowly started to dominate. In the second, Johnson continued with his amazing work from top, attacking with various submissions from different control positions. In the third round, Johnson effortlessly outmuscled Kingad to cruise to the final bell.
All three judges scored the bout in favor of Johnson, as the American captures the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix Championship.
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In a women’s Muay Thai contest, American Janet “JT” Todd authored a stunning finish of Ekaterina Vandaryeva of Belarus, delivering a thunderous head kick knockout in the second round. The first round saw Todd tagging Vandaryeva with lightning quick kicks behind her beautiful boxing.
Vandaryeva tried to use her length to stay on the outside, but Todd was too fast and accurate. In the second round, Todd caught Vandaryeva with a high kick as the Belarussian athlete was backpedalling. Vandaryeva hit the canvas and the referee called a halt to the contest immediately.
In the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix Championship Final, reigning ONE lightweight champion Christian “The Warrior” Lee of Singapore delivered a virtuoso performance, dominating Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev of Turkey over three tough rounds. It was a close and competitive first round, with Arslanaliev attacking with powerful punch combinations.
Lee, on the other hand, found success in taking his opponent down and scoring with ground-and-pound. In the second round, Lee capitalized on an exhausted Arslanaliev, piling on unrelenting punishment from top position. In the third round, Lee continued his dominance, pouncing on Arslanaliev, who could do little more than defend from the onslaught.
In the end, all three judges scored the bout in favor of Lee, who took home the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix Championship as the tournament winner.
In a battle of two powerful strikers, Japan’s Yuya “Little Piranha” Wakamatsu was dominant in dismantling South Korea’s Dae Hwan “Ottogi” Kim over the course of three gruelling rounds. Wakamatsu constantly fired a stinging left jab, followed by punishing combinations at the center of the ONE Circle. Kim was game all throughout, but struggled to find his range. In the end, Wakamatsu proved too long and accurate for Kim, as he took home a unanimous decision victory.
Former ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion Sam-A Gaiyanghadao of Thailand scored a scintillating knockout victory over France’s Daren Rolland. A competitive back-and-forth first round saw both men have their moments with Sam-A sending Rolland to the canvas with a punch and the latter returning the favor.
Sam-A, however, turned up the intensity in the second. After slipping Rolland’s jab, the Thai legend uncorked a short left hook on the inside that landed square on Rolland’s jaw. Rolland was out for the 10-count and Sam-A was awarded the finish.
ONE: CENTURY PART I Prelim Highlights
Japanese veteran Yushin “Thunder” Okami entered the win column for the first time in his ONE career after grinding out a split decision victory over Malaysian former ONE title challenger Agilan “The Alligator” Thani. Okami was in control for the first two rounds of the match, using his superior grappling skills to ground Thani and threaten with submissions. Thani was more competitive in the final round, but it was too late as Okami earned the close points victory in his home country of Japan.
Japanese women’s atomweight contender Itsuki “The Strong Heart Fighter” Hirata gave her fans in Tokyo a reason to cheer after defeating Thailand’s Rika “Tinydoll” Ishige via submission in the second round. Hirata was one step ahead of Ishige all match long as she outstruck and outgrappled the Thai athlete. In the second frame, Hirata continued to dominate as she opened with punches before taking Ishige down and locking in a deep armbar to earn the finish.
ONE Warrior Series contract winner Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang of the Philippines put together an impressive showing in his ONE Championship main roster debut, scoring a first round technical knockout victory over former Pancrase champion Senzo Ikeda of Japan. Known for his striking, Adiwang showed off a different facet of his game as he scored an early takedown and immediately executed a scarf-hold armlock. The bout was stopped just moments later after Ikeda suffered an injury to his arm, giving the stoppage win to Adiwang.
Featherweight contender “The Big Heart” Yoon Chang Min of South Korea displayed grappling dominance with a first-round submission win over Myanmar’s Phoe “Bushido” Thaw. Yoon brought the action to the ground early and from there was simply masterful as he locked Phoe Thaw up in a deep rear naked choke to score the quick submission win.
South Korea’s “Pretty Boy” Kwon Won Il kicked things off at ONE: CENTURY 世紀 in exciting fashion with a first round technical knockout over Indonesia’s “The Terminator” Sunoto. After a brief pause in action due to an accidental low blow, Kwon went on the offensive, putting Sunoto down with a punch and finishing him off with ground-and-pound for the stoppage victory.
In the main event of ONE: CENTURY PART II, reigning ONE light heavyweight champion “The Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang of Myanmar retained his title with an incredible performance against ONE heavyweight champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera of the Philippines. Aung La set the tempo in the first round, peppering Vera with leg kicks in an attempt to slow down the taller man.
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Against the fence, Vera would connect on a series of punches and elbows, which Aung La wore well. The second frame opened up with more action on the inside, as both men connected on huge combinations from close range. Vera and Aung La took each other’s best shots. A furious exchange of thunderous strikes against the fence ensued.
ONE: CENTURY PART II Highlights
Aung La landed a sharp spinning back elbow to rock Vera, sending the Filipino-American to the canvas. Aung La put on the finishing touches with ground-and-pound while Vera covered up.
Japanese legend and former ONE lightweight champion Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki made quick work of former ONE featherweight champion Honorio “The Rock” Banario of the Philippines, winning by first-round submission in less than a minute. Banario tried his best to keep distance, but Aoki closed the gap almost immediately and fished for the bodylock takedown. Once they hit the mat, Aoki saw the opening and instantly latched onto a D’Arce choke to seal the deal and force the tap in just 54 seconds.
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Reigning ONE bantamweight champion Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes of Brazil ended his rivalry with former titleholder Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon of the Philippines, winning by second round submission. After a brief exchange on the feet, Fernandes immediately shot in for a successful takedown, landing in side control.
The Brazilian controlled Belingon with his top game for the majority of the first round. The second round saw Belingon come out firing, but Fernandes was relentless in his pursuit of the takedown. As Belingon left Fernandes an opening, the champion swiftly capitalized to take his back. Moments later, Fernandes sunk in a deep rear naked choke to force the tap.
Reigning ONE flyweight Muay Thai champion Rodtang “The Iron Man” Jitmuangnon of Thailand outlasted game opponent Walter Goncalves of Brazil in a gruelling five-round contest. The first round saw both competitors moving forward with their most powerful combinations, neither man taking a step back.
Action continued the same way in the second and third rounds, with the champion Rodtang pushing the pace as Goncalves countered off his back foot. The penultimate round was close, with Rodtang swinging wild haymakers from the center of the ONE Circle. Goncalves, however, showcased impressive head movement and evasion, slipping most of the champion’s power shots. In the final round, Rodtang continued to stalk Goncalves across the canvas, but the Brazilian was unwilling to engage. In the end, Rodtang walked away with a split decision victory to retain his title.
Italian-Armenian kickboxing legend Giorgio “The Doctor” Petrosyan punched and kicked his way to the ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix Championship and a cool $1 million grand prize after edging out France’s Samy “AK47” Sana by unanimous decision. Petrosyan navigated Sana’s height and reach advantage to connect on crisp punch combinations throughout the three-round affair. In the end, Petrosyan put through a dominant performance to earn the nod on the judges’ scorecards and the biggest win in his ONE career.
ONE: CENTURY PART II Prelim Highlights
Indian heavyweight Arjan “Singh” Bhullar opened his ONE Championship career on a high note with a hard-fought unanimous decision win over former ONE World Title Challenger Mauro “The Hammer” Cerilli of Italy. A wrestler by discipline, Bhullar showed off a different facet of his game, picking apart Cerilli with pinpoint strikes while avoiding damage with impeccable head movement. Bhullar was one step ahead for all three rounds as he announced his arrival to the ONE heavyweight division with a convincing debut win.
Japan’s Mei “V.V.” Yamaguchi strengthened her case as a top contender in the women’s atomweight division with a unanimous decision win over Chinese Taipei’s Jenny “Lady GoGo” Huang. Yamaguchi put her high-level grappling on full display as she was able to take Huang down with ease. Huang held her own thanks to her striking. But in the end, it wasn’t enough as Yamaguchi earned the decision victory to push her winning streak to three straight.
Former ONE strawweight champion and Shooto champion Yosuke “The Ninja” Saruta evened things up between Shooto and Pancrase in impressive fashion, knocking out Pancrase champion Daichi Kitakata in the second round. Saruta was dominant from the opening bell, controlling Kitakata in the grappling department. In the second round, Saruta made his way into Kitakata’s guard and from there landed a massive knockout punch to get the highlight-reel finish.
Shooto bantamweight champion Shoko Sato pulled one back for Team Shooto after defeating Pancrase champion Rafael “Morcego” Silva via technical knockout in the second round. Silva was relentless in his attempt to bring the action to the ground, but Sato was able to defend well. In the second round, Sato popped out of a takedown attempt and landed barrage of knees and punches to finish Silva off and score the first stoppage win of the night.
In an intense showdown between welterweight competitors, Pancrase champion Hiroyuki “Last Samurai” Tetsuka and Shooto champion Hernani Perpetuo figured in a three-round war to the delight of the Ryogoku Kokugikan crowd. Although Perpetuo tried his best to match Tetsuka with every strike, the Japanese warrior proved much too powerful. After three rounds of solid action, it was Tetsuka who came out on top.
Kicking off the action was Pancrase lightweight champion Takasuke “Hawk” Kume who overcame a spirited effort from Shooto champion Koshi “Luxor” Matsumoto to win by unanimous decision. It was a closely-contested bout through three rounds, with both men doing tremendous work in stand-up and grappling exchanges. In the end however, Kume did just enough to impress the judges and come away with the nod across the board.
ONE: CENTURY PART I Results
ONE Women’s Atomweight World Championship: Angela Lee defeats Xiong Jing Nan by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:48 minutes of round 5
ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix Championship Final: Demetrious Johnson defeats Danny Kingad by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Muay Thai Women’s Atomweight: Janet Todd defeats Ekaterina Vandaryeva by Knockout (KO) at 2:29 minutes of round 2
ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix Championship Final: Christian Lee defeats Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Mixed Martial Arts Flyweight: Yuya Wakamatsu defeats Dae Hwan Kim by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Muay Thai Strawweight: Sam-A Gaiyanghadao defeats Daren Rolland by Knockout (KO) at 1:20 minutes of round 2
Mixed Martial Arts Welterweight: Yushin Okami defeats Agilan Thani by Split Decision (SD) after 3 rounds
Mixed Martial Arts Women’s Atomweight: Itsuki Hirata defeats Rika Ishige by Submission (Armbar) at 4:41 minutes of round 2
Mixed Martial Arts Strawweight: Lito Adiwang defeats Senzo Ikeda by TKO (Injury) at 1:57 minutes of round 1
Mixed Martial Arts Featherweight: Yoon Chang Min defeats Phoe Thaw by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:17 minutes of round 1
Mixed Martial Arts Catch Weight (68.0 KG): Kwon Won Il defeats Sunoto by TKO (Strikes) at 1:43 minutes of round 1
ONE: CENTURY PART II Results
ONE Light Heavyweight World Championship: Aung La N Sang defeats Brandon Vera by TKO (Strikes) at 3:23 minutes of round 2
Mixed Martial Arts Lightweight: Shinya Aoki defeats Honorio Banario by Submission (D’Arce Choke) at 0:54 minutes of round 1
ONE Bantamweight World Championship: Bibiano Fernandes defeats Kevin Belingon by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:16 minutes of round 2
ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Championship: Rodtang Jitmuangnon defeats Walter Goncalves by Split Decision (SD) after 5 rounds
ONE Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix Championship Final: Giorgio Petrosyan defeats Samy Sana by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Mixed Martial Arts Heavyweight: Arjan Bhullar defeats Mauro Cerilli by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Mixed Martial Arts Women’s Atomweight: Mei Yamaguchi defeats Jenny Huang by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Mixed Martial Arts Strawweight: Yosuke Saruta defeats Daichi Kitakata by Knockout (KO) at 0:59 minutes of round 2
Mixed Martial Arts Bantamweight: Shoko Sato defeats Rafael Silva by TKO (Strikes) at 4:30 minutes of round 2
Mixed Martial Arts Welterweight: Hiroyuki Tetsuka defeats Hernani Perpetuo by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds
Mixed Martial Arts Lightweight: Takasuke Kume defeats Koshi Matsumoto by Unanimous Decision (UD) after 3 rounds