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TOKYO — The first event of ONE Championship in Japan was successfully held on Sunday and was marked by solid reception and excellent fights in the cage.

Took years to finally happen, officials of ONE said they are very satisfied with how their debut foray in the “Land of the Rising Sun,” dubbed “A New Era,” panned out, highlighting how it was talked about on various social media platforms, got solid TV ratings across the globe and how it packed the famous and historic Ryogoku Kokugikan here.

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Demetrious Johnson enjoyed a winning debut in ONE Championship, choking out Yuya Wakamatsu on Sunday, but it was a night to forget for fellow newcomer Eddie Alvarez.

Johnson was made to work hard at times by Wakamatsu, but he eventually got the job done in the second round after locking in a guillotine choke on his opponent, per BR Live (U.S. only):

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Team Lakay prodigy Danny "The King" Kingad is looking forward to his first ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix bout, despite the abrupt change in opponent.

After original opponent Andrew Leone was forced to pull out of the contest due to injury, Japanese veteran Senzo Ikeda quickly stepped in to the highly-anticipated tournament, which kicks off at ONE: A NEW ERA, set for the iconic Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo,Japan on 31 March.

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28 March 2019 – Tokyo, Japan: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), recently held the official ONE: A NEW ERA Kick-Off Press Conference on 28 March at the Ritz Carlton in Tokyo. In attendance were main event competitors, reigning ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang and the challenger, former titleholder Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki, who were both accompanied by Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, Mr. Chatri Sityodtong.

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Ramon "The Bicolano" Gonzales has finally gotten his wish to compete in front of his countrymen after being officially included in ONE Championship's next visit to the Philippines.

The Filipino National Kyokushin Karate Champion is slated to duke it out with Japan's Akihiro "Superjap" Fujisawa at ONE: ROOTS OF HONOR, which emanates from the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines on 12 April.

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By Michael Angelo S. Murillo

TOKYO — ONE Championship world lightweight champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang of the Philippines will make his first title defense since returning to the top of the division in “ONE: A New Era” here this weekend against former champ and hometown bet Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki.

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