ONE Championship Japan president Andy Hata attended the “ONE: Century 世紀” press conference at the Park Hyatt in Tokyo, Japan on October 10, 2019. He was with ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong.
“We’ve been through so much to get to this point,” Hata stated during the event. “We are happy to give the Japanese people hope. Everyone knows how big of an event this is and we’re extremely excited to showcase Japan’s rich martial arts history and tradition.”
Several Japanese mixed martial artists are on the card of “ONE: Century 世紀,” which marks the 100th live event of ONE Championship and the second event of the Singapore-based martial arts organization to take place in Japan. It will be held with two parts with 11 bouts each at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on October 13, 2019.
“Our martial arts values will be on display here in Japan,” Hata said. “We want to make this historic 100th event one with pride and honor. This will be the starting point of a new era of martial arts in Japan.”
“We want as many Japanese people to know how great ONE Championship is and we want to inspire more Japanese martial artists to come to the world’s biggest platform,” the ONE Championship Japan president continued. “We aim to create more opportunities for Japanese athletes to showcase their talent to the world.”
It was Chatri who named the event “ONE: Century 世紀,” which features 28 world champions from across various martial arts and seven world title bouts in two full-scale events. He said he wanted to “signify the greatest martial arts event in the last 100 years.”
The first part of “ONE: Century 世紀” will be broadcast live in the United States via TNT and B/R Live. It starts from 9:00 a.m. JST on October 13, 2019 or 8:00 p.m. EST on October 12, 2019.
In the evening of the same day, the second part will be broadcast live across more than 140 countries worldwide and streamed to 2.6 billion potential viewers through the world’s largest television networks. It starts from 5:00 p.m. JST on October 13, 2019 or 4:00 a.m. EST on October 13, 2019.
Watch the “ONE: Century 世紀” press conference highlights here: