ONE: Century Will Go On Despite Typhoon
ONE Championship is determined to not let the threat of Typhoon Hagibis get in the way of its major, two-part 100th event, ONE: Century.
Hagibis is set to make landfall sometime today in Japan, greatly affecting the main island of Honshu, including Tokyo, Japan’s capital and location for ONE: Century. The storm is reported to bring wind gusts of up to 157 miles per hour and waves approximately 43 feet high.
Sports events in Japan have already been affected by the storm, with two Rugby World Cup matches and Japanese Formula One Grand Prix practice and qualifying sessions delayed until Sunday.
Despite the storm’s strength and potential, ONE officials released a statement announcing the two-part event will go on as planned with no changes to the schedule.
“The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship has announced that both Part I and Part II of ONE: Century happening this Sunday, October 13 9 (local time) at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan are to proceed as scheduled,” ONE’s statement said. “However, we do advise the general public to take extra caution, especially those who will make the journey to the stadium. The health and safety of our athletes, staff and fans remain our top priority and will not be compromised. Ticket holders who are unable to attend Part I of our event due to inclement weather and transportation challenges will be granted a complete refund. We at ONE Championship thank everyone for the support.”
The first ONE: Century card will feature Angela Lee defending the ONE women’s atomweight championship against strawweight champion Xiong Jing Nan and former UFC flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson facing Danny Kingad in the ONE Flyweight Grand Prix finals. The second card will be headlined by middleweight and light heavyweight champion Aung N La Sang defending the light heavyweight title against ONE heavyweight champion Brandon Vera.
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