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 of all time.
If you missed the first 30 shows of the countdown, check them out using the link below.
- The Top 50 Events In ONE History Part 1: #50-41
- The Top 50 Events In ONE History Part 2: #40-31
- The Top 50 Events In ONE History Part 3: #30-21
Now, the list continues with 10 more events from throughout the past eight years that show why ONE is The Home Of Martial Arts.
Guangzhou, China played host to a historic night last July as two young superstars went to war for the inaugural women’s ONE Super Series World Championship. It took five full rounds to decide, but a tornado of offense from Chuang Kai Ting meant she beat Yodcherry Sityodtong to women’s kickboxing gold.
This was a lesson in why fans should always take their seats early when The Home Of Martial Arts comes to town. Every single undercard bout ended in a finish at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in November 2015 – including “Unstoppable” Angela Lee’s famous twister and a phenomenal knockout from Alain “The Panther” Ngalani.
Thai mixed martial arts may not have had a better night than this. Bangkok’s Impact Arena came unglued as Kritsada Kongsrichai, Sagetdao Petpayathai, Rika Ishige, and Yodsanan Sityodtong all scored superb stoppage wins. If that was not enough, Alex “Little Rock” Silva took the advantage in the first match of his trilogy with Yoshitaka Naito.
There was an action-packed supporting card at the Singapore Indoor Stadium that included some outstanding World Grand Prix bouts, but the star of the show was Stamp Fairtex. The Thai striking sensation won the ONE Atomweight Muay Thai World Championship – her second belt, in her second sport, in her second ONE bout – after a five-round battle with Janet Todd.
The world’s largest martial arts organization would never be the same after this night in Manila, Philippines as ONE Super Series was launched. Cosmo “Good Boy” Alexandre, Regian “The Immortal” Eersel, Nong-O Gaiyanghadao, and Giorgio “The Doctor” Petrosyan helped to get things off to a great start before local mixed martial arts hero Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon took the last step on his journey toward a second shot at gold with the KO of his career against Andrew Leone.
Yet another great night for local heroes as Malaysian martial arts continued to emerge on the global stage. Agilan Thani won his pro debut, Gianni Subba and Ev Ting continued their growth, while Ann Osman and Peter Davis recorded famous wins. Adriano “Mikinho” Moraes also recorded his first World Title defense against Riku Shibuya.
The star power in Singapore last May was truly galactic as all the stops were pulled out to create – at that time – ONE’s most stacked show to date. Mixed martial arts and Muay Thai legends littered the bill before a trio of World Title bouts closed the show, including Angela Lee’s rematch with old rival Mei Yamaguchi.
Events in Yangon, Myanmar seem to keep getting better as local favorites continue to improve, and more international talent arrives in “The Golden Land.” It was the national heroes, however, who stole the show last February as Phoe “Bushido” Thaw scored one of the greatest KOs in ONE history, and Aung La “The Burmese Python” N Sang won a historic second World Title.
Kuala Lumpur’s Stadium Negara played host to an avalanche of some of 2017’s most memorable moments – from Kevin Belingon’s blitz of Reece McLaren to Christian “The Warrior” Lee’s incredible war with Keanu Subba. However, Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen claimed the headlines with his capture of the ONE Featherweight World Title.
#11 ONE: SPIRIT OF CHAMPIONS
Brandon “The Truth” Vera wrote his name into mixed martial arts history in December 2014 when he won the ONE Heavyweight World Title with a highlight-reel knockout of Paul Cheng in front of a Manila crowd that was among the loudest ever heard at a ONE event.
Tokyo | CENTURY | ONE Championship’s 100th Live Event | Tickets: Purchase here
- Watch PART I in USA on 12 October at 8pm EST and PART II on 13 October at 4am EST
- Watch PART I in India on 13 October at 5:30am IST and PART II at 1:30pm IST
- Watch PART I in Indonesia on 13 October at 7am WIB and PART II at 3pm WIB
- Watch PART I in Singapore on 13 October at 8am SGT and PART II at 4pm SGT
- Watch PART I in the Philippines on 13 October at 8am PHT and PART II at 4pm PHT
- Watch PART I in Japan on 13 October at 9am JST and PART II at 5pm JST
ONE: CENTURY is the biggest World Championship martial arts event in history with 28 World Champions featured across various martial arts. No organization 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 Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan on 13 October.