ONE SUPER SERIES WORLD TITLE BOUTS SET FOR ONE: WARRIORS OF LIGHT IN BANGKOK ON 10 MAY
NONG-O GAIYANGHADAO TO DEFEND ONE BANTAMWEIGHT MUAY THAI WORLD TITLE AGAINST HIROAKI SUZUKI
Joshua Pacio tries to regain his ONE Strawweight World Title when he battles champion Yosuke “The Ninja” Saruta as co-main event of ONE: Roots of Honor on April 12 at the Mall of Asia Arena.
In the main event ONE Featherweight World Champion Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen defends his title against former featherweight kingpin Narantungalag Jadambaa of Mongolia.
By Michael Angelo S. Murillo
TOKYO — Doing mixed martial arts for quite a long time now and succeeding and having practically won everything in it, one would think that it is all going through the motions now for legends “The Underground King” Eddie Alvarez and Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson.
Two Filipino warriors from Team Lakay in Eduard Folayang and Kevin Belingon lost their ONE world titles in a night of shock and heartbreak at the ONE: A New Era in Tokyo, Japan on Sunday. Night.
First to fall was Belingon, who yielded his ONE World Bantamweight crown after he was disqualified during his match with former champion Bibiano Fernandes at the iconic Ryogoku Kokugikan Arena.
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.
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.
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.
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):
Reigning ONE Bantamweight World Champion Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon is one of the most ferocious forces of nature inside the ONE Championship cage. The way he operates at breakneck speed and with an undeniable tenacity, it’s unique and produces incredible highlight-reel performances.