ONE Championship gears up for its biggest event “ONE: Century” in Tokyo, Japan this October 13, featuring a record seven world title fights split into two full events, which will all be available to Filipino fight fans via ABS-CBN Sports’ multiple media platforms.
The 100th blockbuster show of Asia’s leading sports media property will feature Five Filipino warriors led by ONE Heavyweight world champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera at the historic Ryogoku Kokugikan stadium. ABS-CBN Sports will deliver the action via livestreaming on October 13 on iWant, sports.abs-cbn.com, the ABS-CBN Sports Facebook and YouTube with Part 1 airing at 8 am, and Part 2 starting at 4 pm.
ABS-CBN S+A, meanwhile, will broadcast Part 2 as LIVE starting at 6:30 pm with immediate replay at 9:30 pm. Part 1 will be aired on October 18 at 8:30 pm.
Headlining the morning card will be the women’s atomweight title match between reigning queen Angela “Unstoppable” Lee against flyweight titlist, “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan. Team Lakay’s Danny “The King” Kingad will also be in the biggest fight of his life as he faces 12-time flyweight world champion, and who many consider as the greatest MMA fighter of all time, Demetrious Johnson for the ONE Flyweight Grand Prix championship.
Meanwhile, all the fireworks are set for the main events of Part 2 as two-division champion, and Myanmar’s favorite son, the Aung La N Sang faces Filipino pride Vera, who hopes to become a two-division champion himself by aiming for the ONE Light Heavyweight title that the “Burmese Python” holds. Coming into the match, many believe that this is the first time that Vera is the underdog against the younger bruiser.
Aside from that, Filipino fans will finally witness the finale of the Kevin Belingon-Bibiano Fernandes match-up that was stopped midway in Manila. This is the golden opportunity that the Team Lakay star wants to make the most of after splitting their first two matches leading to the controversial third ending and regain his ONE world title belt. For Fernandes, it is a chance to quash any doubts about his reign in the bantamweight division.
Also figuring in separate bouts carrying the Philippine flag are Honorio Banario and rising star Lito Adiwang, both from Team Lakay, facing Japanese grappling legend Shinya Aoki and Senzo Ikeda, respectively.
ABS-CBN Sports has been with ONE Championship every step of the way since the largest fight promotions outfit decided to penetrate the Philippine market. With “ONE: Century” just around the corner, the sports arm of the largest media and entertainment company in the country, is going all out to give Filipinos the full experience of the mega fight card whether through TV or digitally via access on iWant and on its website.
“We want every fight fan, whether they are here in the country or abroad, to be able to witness a truly historic and world-class event and cheer for our Filipino fighters who are carrying our flag against the world’s best MMA artists,” shared ABS-CBN Integrated Sports head Dino Laurena.
Ahead of the event ABS-CBN S+A has begun airing the “Road to Century” specials featuring the battles of fighters featured in the “ONE: Century” event. This Sunday (September 29), “Road to Century” will feature the Featherweight Kickboxing World Grand Prix Championship Final at 10 pm followed by ONE Championship Title Bouts at 11 pm. These will be aired again on October 6 at 11 pm and October 7 at 12 mn, respectively. S+A will also replay the Flyweight World Grand Prix Championship Final on October 6 at 9 pm and the Lightweight World Grand Prix Championship Final at 10 pm. All these fights are also available on iWant.
Don’t miss ONE Championship’s two-part “ONE: Century” fightcard beaming LIVE from the historic Ryogoku Kokugikan stadium in Tokyo, Japan on October 13 on iWant, sports.abs-cbn.com, the ABS-CBN Sports Facebook and YouTube. Catch Part 2 LIVE on S+A starting at 6:30 pm with immediate replay at 9:30 pm. Part 1 will be on October 18 at 8:30 pm.
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