Double-header announced For ONE: Century in Japan

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Xiong Jing Nan defeats Angela Lee
The Panda drops down to atomweight to challenge Lee for her title. Photo: ONE Championship.

ONE Championship has announced its 100th event will feature two full-scale events consisting of 11 bouts each.

The two events will take place on the same day with the first card scheduled in the morning and the second card in the evening.

Set at the Ryōgoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on 13 October, ONE: CENTURY is ONE Championship’s historic 100th live event.

The first card of ONE: CENTURY will broadcast live on TNT in the United States. The second card will broadcast on its network around the world, which ONE says includes 140+ countries.

Both cards will feature four championship bouts in addition to three finals from its World Grand Prix tournaments.

Women’s atomweight champion Angela Lee will headline the morning event when she defends her title against strawweight champion Xiong Jing Nan.

This will be a rematch of their first encounter from ONE: A New Era in March, and if Xiong — the reigning ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion — gets a second victory over Lee, she will become the first female to win two gold in two divisions.

Also, there will be a pair of thrilling co-main events.

Demetrious Johnson takes on Filipino prodigy Danny Kingad in the Flyweight World Grand Prix Final, while Eddie Alvarez faces Turkish phenom Saygid “Dagi” Guseyn Arslanaliev in the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix Championship final.

Later in the evening, two-division champion Aung La N Sang of Myanmar will defend his light heavyweight title against heavyweight champion Brandon Vera.

Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes will defend his bantamweight title against former titleholder Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon in the fourth meeting between the pair, while newly-crowned flyweight Muay Thai champ Rodtang Jitmuangnon puts his belt on the line against Brazilian challenger Walter Goncalves.

Shooto vs. Pancrase

In a series of “Japan Super Bouts”, champions from both Shooto and Pancrase square off in a never-before-seen showdown between the two martial arts organisations.

Shooto lightweight champion Koshi Matsumoto is scheduled to face Pancrase lightweight champion Takasuke Kume, while Shooto bantamweight champ Shoko Sato will take on Pancrase bantamweight king Rafael Silva.

Other noteworthy matchups include Japanese mixed martial arts veteran Yushin Okami, who takes on Agilan Thani, while Senzo Ikeda goes to battle with ONE Warrior Series contract winner Lito Adiwang. Former lightweight champion Shinya Aoki will face-off with former featherweight champion Honorio “The Rock” Banario.

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