In the lead-up to ONE Championship’s momentous 100th event, ONE: CENTURY, the world’s largest martial arts organization is celebrating the top 50 shows in the company’s history.
Since 2011, ONE has been home to the most exciting martial arts action on the planet as it has taken its unforgettable events and world-class athletes across Asia to some of the globe’s most vibrant cities.
The countdown will continue for the next month until the global stage returns to Tokyo, Japan on 13 October for the biggest World Championship martial arts event in history.
It all begins right here with 10 cuts from this year, all the way back to 2012.
ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes cemented his status as the most dominant World Champion in the promotion’s history with one of his best performances. The supporting card was full of quality, too, and included a classic KO from Kotetsu “No Face” Boku.
A packed crowd in Jakarta witnessed the coronation of “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan atop the women’s strawweight division, as well as some thrilling finishes from Indonesian heroes as 2018 got off to a great start.
One of the most memorable events from Manila, Philippines in December 2016 brought a highlight-reel KO from ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera, and one of The Home Of Martial Arts’ greatest submissions from Jenny “Lady GoGo” Huang.
The home crowd at the Jakarta Convention Center went wild for the best performance of local hero Stefer “The Lion” Rahardian’s career, but the most gripping action of the night came in the epic ONE Strawweight World Title rematch between Alex “Little Rock” Silva and his challenger Yoshitaka “Nobita” Naito.
The first event of this year set the tone for what was to come in the rest of 2019 by kicking things off with a collection of highlight-reel finishes, before Yosuke “The Ninja” Saruta took on Joshua “The Passion” Pacio in a nail-biting, 25-minute battle for the ONE: Strawweight World Title.
ONE Flyweight World Title bouts never disappoint, and this match between Adriano “Mikinho” Moraes and Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio was no different – as these men put on a corker in the second of three contests in their epic rivalry. Other highlights from Macao, China in June 2018 included the stunning debut of Tarik “The Tank” Khbabez.
Back in May 2016, the Thai fans at Bangkok’s Impact Arena came in their droves to support national heroes including boxing legend Yodsanan Sityodtong, who scored a trademark knockout. Muay Thai icon “Kru Rong” Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke was not so lucky, as he surrendered his ONE Strawweight World Title thanks to a masterful performance from Yoshitaka Naito.
The Home Of Martial Arts was ahead of the curve all the way back in October 2012 when its sixth event brought one of mixed martial arts’ most memorable main events. It was that man Kotetsu Boku who made headlines again as he claimed a come-from-behind victory to capture the ONE Lightweight World Title.
When Malaysian national heroes put on a show for their home fans in Kuala Lumpur, the volume is always loud, and Ev “E.T.” Ting and Keanu Subba made that happen with a three-round war and sensational stoppage, respectively, at the Stadium Negara in September 2016.
When the Home Of Martial Arts came to the Chinese capital for the second time, a pair of incredible, back-and-forth battles stole the show. The most drama was saved for the marquee ONE Featherweight World Title unification match between Marat “Cobra” Gafurov and Narantungalag “Tungaa” Jadambaa that went all the way to the fourth round before an undisputed World Champion was crowned thanks to a late submission.
ONE: CENTURY is the biggest World Championship martial arts event in history with 28 World Champions featured across various martial arts. No organization in history has ever promoted two full-scale World Championship events on the same day.
The Home Of Martial Arts will break new ground as it brings multiple World Title bouts, a trio of World Grand Prix Championship Finals, and several World Champion versus World Champion matches to the famous Ryugoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan on 13 October.