ONE Championship held the official open seminar and meet and greet for “ONE: A New Era” on January 21, 2019 at Gold’s Gym South Tokyo Annex in Tokyo, Japan. The event featured Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson, Eddie “The Underground King” Alvarez and reigning ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela “Unstoppable” Lee.
Media and students took part in the activities. Johnson, Alvarez, and Lee each gave a martial arts demonstration featuring their favorite techniques followed up by a warm-up pad session and a question-and-answer portion.
Taking place at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on March 31, 2019, “ONE: A New Era” is the first ever ONE Championship event in Japan. It will feature four title bouts, one of which is a trilogy bout between Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandez of Brazil and reigning ONE Bantamweight World Champion Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon of the Philippines.
Lee made her professional mixed martial arts debut with ONE Championship in May 2015 and has since been on an absolute tear, railing off nine straight victories, seven of which have come by spectacular finishes. At “ONE: A New Era,” she moves up a weight class to challenge ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan for a chance to become a simultaneous two-division ONE World Champion.
Alvarez and Johnson are ready to make their highly anticipated ONE Championship debuts at “ONE: A New Era.” They are both former champions in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
At “ONE: A New Era,” Alvarez will face Timofey Nastyukhin in the lightweight division. On the other hand, Johnson will face Yuya “Little Piranha” Wakamatsu of Japan.
In the main event, reigning ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang of the Philippines defends his title against former champion Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki of Japan. Meanwhile, here is a clip from the recent open seminar in Tokyo featuring Johnson, Alvarez and Lee: