ONE Championship’s 100th live event titled “ONE: Century 世紀” took place at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan on October 12, 2019. Featuring mixed martial arts, Muay Thai and kickboxing matches, the combat sports event drew a record-breaking 85 million viewers worldwide across all platforms, according to official data tabulated by Nielsen, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
“I am thrilled to announce that ‘ONE: Century’ broke all viewership records and stands today as the most-watched martial arts event in history with over 85 million viewers worldwide,” ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong said. “China alone brought in over 10 million viewers on live terrestrial TV and digital platforms. Asia is the world’s largest media market in terms of eyeballs with over 3 billion viewers in the same 3 hour time zone.”
“ONE Championship is broadcast on free-to-air TV and digital platforms every week in every major country in Asia,” Chatri continued. “Even with the 85 million viewership number, we have barely scratched the surface of the full viewership potential in Asia. When we put together this mega event, our team knew that it had the potential to do big numbers across Asia.”
“I am full of gratitude and appreciation to the greatest fans in the world for your love and support,” the ONE Championship CEO added. “I would also like to thank our incredible ONE Championship athletes for their excellent performances. It was a night of explosive action, showcasing authentic world championship martial arts at the highest level in the world.”
Broadcast live in 145 countries worldwide, “ONE: Century 世紀” was the second ONE Championship event held in Japan. The event featured two full-scale world championship cards with 28 world champions across multiple pillars of martial arts, world championship title bouts, world grand prix championship finals and world champion versus world champion match-ups.
“Unstopabble” Angela Lee, 23, of Singapore successfully defended his ONE Atomweight World Champion title in the main event of the first part. She submitted her challenger ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan, 31, of China.
In the main event of the second part, “The Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang, 34, of Myanmar retained his ONE Light Heavyweight World Champion belt by knocking out his challenger ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera, 42, of the Philippines.