ONE Releases Statement, Says “Century” Will Proceed as Planned Despite Threat of Typhoon Hagibis
By FCF Staff
ONE Championship’s massive “Century” event is scheduled to take place this Sunday in Tokyo, Japan, and the promotion’s announced the event will proceed, despite the threat of Typhoon Hagibis.
The powerful typhoon, which is considered the equivalent of a Category 4 hurricane, is expected to reach Japan this weekend.
In a follow-up press release from ONE, the promotion stated this:
The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has announced that both Part I and Part II of ONE: CENTURY 世紀, happening this Sunday, 13 October at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan are to proceed as scheduled. 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.
ONE “Century” will feature several championship title bouts including heavyweight champ Brandon Vera challenging Aung La N Sang for the light-heavyweight title. It will also include two grand prix finals, one of which will feature Demetrious Johnson battling Danny Kingad to conclude the flyweight tourney.
Part I of the event will be broadcast live in the United States via TNT and B/R Live. Part II in the evening, will be broadcast live across more than 140 countries worldwide.
Part I of ONE: CENTURY 世紀 starts from 9:00 a.m. JST (October 13) / 8:00 p.m. EST (October 12). Part II starts from 5:00 p.m. JST (October 13) / 4:00 a.m. EST (October 13).