The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced the official schedule for the inaugural ONE Martial Arts Fan Fest which is set to take place from 5-6 October at the Bellesalle Shibuya Garden in Tokyo.
The ONE Martial Arts Fan Fest aims to bring the martial arts and esports communities together in an exciting two-day event. The world’s top martial arts athletes and fighting game esports players are invited to participate in a series of fun and engaging activities.
The event features ONE athlete open workouts and seminars, esports tournaments, as well as a special edition of Rich Franklin’s ONE Warrior Series: Japan vs. the World which will see one athlete earn a USD $100,000 contract with ONE Championship.
ONE athletes scheduled to grace the event include 12-time Flyweight World Champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson, multiple-time Lightweight World Champion Eddie “The Underground King” Alvarez, Japanese icon Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki, ONE World Champions Brandon “The Truth” Vera, Aung La “The Burmese Python” N Sang, Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen, and “Unstoppable” Angela Lee, as well as martial arts legends Rich Franklin and Miesha Tate, among others.
Select fans will receive the opportunity to participate in Autograph and Meet-and-Greet sessions with ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong, as well as their favorite ONE Championship athletes and ring girls. There will also be special martial arts demonstrations from organizations Shin Karate, Shooto, and Pancrase.
On the competitive esports spectrum, ONE Esports has partnered with Bandai Namco and Capcom to hold the ONE TEKKEN Tokyo Invitational and the ONE Street Fighter Tokyo Challenge respectively. Members of the fighting game community can sign up to play alongside the best fighting game esports players in the world, including 2019 EVO Championship Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition winner Masato “Bonchan” Takahashi.
Proudly supported by AbemaTV, Japan’s largest digital television network, the ONE Martial Arts Fan Fest will be held to commemorate ONE’s historic 100th live event, ONE: CENTURY 世紀, that is happening at the Ryogoku Kokugikan on Sunday, 13 October. Also, limited edition merchandise will be on sale.
More details and the latest information about the ONE Martial Arts Fan Fest can be found at onefc.com/fanfest.
ONE Martial Arts Fan Fest Official Schedule (Subject to change)
DAY 1 (Martial Arts)
1000-1130 Shin Karate Amateur Competition
1330-1800 Rich Franklin’s ONE Warrior Series: Japan vs. the World
Meet-and-Greet sessions with: Angela Lee, Christian Lee, Miesha Tate, Yoshihiro Akiyama, and the ONE Championship Ring Girls
DAY 1 (ONE Esports)
ONE TEKKEN Tokyo Invitational
Prize pool: JPY 1.5 million
DAY 2 (Martial Arts)
1000-1130 Shooto Amateur Competition and Demonstration
1130-1230 Shooto World Champions Open Workout
1300-1400 Mixed Martial Arts Seminar with Miesha Tate
1400-1500 Pancrase World Champions Open Workout
1500-1600 Grappling Seminar with Shinya Aoki
1630-1800 ONE: CENTURY 世紀 Open Workout with Demetrious Johnson, Eddie Alvarez, Angela Lee, Brandon Vera, Aung La N Sang, and more
Meet-and-Greet sessions with: Chatri Sityodtong, Shinya Aoki, Miesha Tate, and the ONE Championship Ring Girls
DAY 2 (ONE Esports)
ONE STREET FIGHTER Tokyo Challenge
Prize pool: JPY 2 million