The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), kicked off a historic evening at the Ryogoku Kokugikan with ONE: CENTURY 世紀 PART I, broadcast live in the United States on TNT and B/R Live and in over 140 countries around the world. The greatest martial arts athletes in the world took to the ONE Circle to showcase their amazing skills. In the main event, reigning ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee retained her World Title, submitting challenger and ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion Xiong Jing Nan with a rear naked choke.
In the main event of ONE: CENTURY 世紀 PART I, reigning ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion “Unstoppable” Angela Lee of Singapore put together an awe-inspiring performance, defeating China’s “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan by submission to retain her title. The first round saw solid action transpire with both women having their moments. Xiong punished Lee with crisp boxing combinations but Lee took it well. Lee, on the other hand, landed a couple of solid right hands and looked constantly for the clinch. In the second frame, Lee continued to pursue the takedown, in an attempt to bring the action to the ground. She began to dominate with her high-level grappling in the third, as Xiong started to wilt under pressure. In the fourth round, Xiong battled back brilliantly behind her jab-straight combination. But Lee would not back down, firing combinations of her own. In the final round, Lee executed an explosive belly-to-back suplex to bring Xiong to the canvas. Moments later, Lee took the back and sunk in a rear naked choke to force the tap.