MMASucka’s ONE Championship: Century Staff Picks – Part 1

ONE Championship: Century
Christian Lee (left) and Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev (right) at media day ahead of their ONE Championship: Century - Part 1 fight taking place Sunday, October 13th from the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan (photo credits to ONE Championship)

Our final event of this five-part MMASucka staff picks weekend is here. The historic ONE Championship: Century will see “Part One” taking place Saturday, October 12th from the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan. This first selection of fights will begin at 8:00pm ET (5:00pm PT) live on TNT in the United States; the card early Sunday via Japan time. “Part Two” picks will be in a separate article posted soon after this here on MMASucka.

Feel free to read this article to get a better understanding of the card and how this event will function. Also, check out our staff picks from the other three cards this weekend: RIZIN 19, Bellator 230, and UFC Fight Night 161.

The Fights

In the main event slot, Angela Lee will look to defend her atomweight belt against challenger Xiong Jing Nan. The two first met in March of this year, Lee moving up in weight attempting to take away Jing Nan’s strawweight title. A back-and-forth contest came to an end in round five with Jing Nan defending her strap by technical knockout. Lee faced the second loss of her career in July to Michelle Nicolini, now looking to avoid a three-fight skid while avenging her prior defeat and defending her 115-pound title. A victory for Jing Nan would make her a two-divisional champion whilst extending her win streak to ten straight.

The ONE World Grand Prix Championship Finals make up two fantastic bouts on the main card. All-time great Demetrious Johnson will battle Filipino star Danny Kingad in the co-main event slot as part of the flyweight finals. Johnson will look for his third straight victory since signing with ONE, while Kingad hopes to earn another shot at the divisional championship. The welterweight finals at 185 pounds was intended to see veteran Eddie Alvarez compete until an injury forced him out of the Grand Prix. Current divisional king Christian Lee is now in on short-notice for Alvarez set to battle the well-rounded and dangerous finisher of Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev.

See the eight total MMA fights counted towards our staff picks taking place at ONE Championship: Century (Part One) further below.

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Staff Picks

Throughout the year, staff picks will be composed of four different MMA promotions: UFCBellatorONE, and RIZIN. Main cards will make up both UFC and Bellator picks, while the biggest fights to make up ONE and RIZIN events will be used. The WINNER of staff picks will have a choice between receiving a championship belt from ProAmBelts or a championship chain from Championship Chains. The 2018 winner was awarded to Michael DeSantis, compiling a record of 202-101.

Check out our MMASucka staff picks for ONE Championship: Century (Part One) below.


Staff Records after UFC 243:

1. Michael DeSantis: 228-124
2. Connor Deitrich: 227-125
3. Mitchell Banuelos: 218-122
4. Ed Gallo: 216-132
5. Mike Skytte: 212-140
6. Jeremy Brand: 204-148
7. Matt Bricker: 196-143
8. Ash Camyab: 185-135
9. Frazer Krohn: 108-76
10. Ryan Hobbs: 92-82
11. Andrew Benjamin: 73-53
12. McKenzie Guardiero: 68-52
13. Tanner Russ: 34-16
14. Dan Rose: 20-16
15. Mike Lynch: 2-3

*Staff picks for all five cards this weekend will be added NEXT weekend*


Sunoto Peringkat (11-6) vs. Won IL Kwon (7-2)

Jeremy Brand: IL Kwon via UD
Mike Skytte: Peringkat via SD
Michael DeSantis: IL Kwon via Round 2 TKO
Mitchell Banuelos: IL Kwon via UD
Ed Gallo: IL Kwon via UD
Matt Bricker: IL Kwon via UD
Connor Deitrich: IL Kwon via UD
Ash Camyab: IL Kwon via UD
Ryan Hobbs: IL Kwon via UD
Andrew Benjamin: IL Kwon via UD
Frazer Krohn: IL Kwon via UD
McKenzie Guardiero: IL Kwon via UD
Tanner Russ: IL Kwon via UD
Dan Rose: IL Kwon via UD
Mike Lynch: IL Kwon via UD

Staff picking Peringkat: 1
Staff picking IL Kwon: 14


Senzo Ikeda (12-7-1) vs. Lito Adiwang (9-2)

Jeremy Brand: Ikeda via UD
Mike Skytte: Ikeda via Round 1 TKO
Michael DeSantis: Ikeda via Round 2 TKO
Mitchell Banuelos: Ikeda via Round 1 TKO
Ed Gallo: Ikeda via UD
Matt Bricker: Ikeda via UD
Connor Deitrich: Ikeda via UD
Ash Camyab: Ikeda via UD
Ryan Hobbs: Adiwang via UD
Andrew Benjamin: Ikeda via Round 1 TKO
Frazer Krohn: Ikeda via Round 1 TKO
McKenzie Guardiero: Adiwang via UD
Tanner Russ: Ikeda via UD
Dan Rose: Adiwang via Round 1 TKO
Mike Lynch: Adiwang via UD

Staff picking Ikeda: 11
Staff picking Adiwang: 4


Itsuki Hirata (4-0) vs. Rika Ishige (4-3)

Jeremy Brand: Hirata via Round 2 TKO
Mike Skytte: Ishige via Round 1 SUB
Michael DeSantis: Hirata via Round 1 SUB
Mitchell Banuelos: Hirata via Round 2 SUB
Ed Gallo: Hirata via UD
Matt Bricker: Hirata via UD
Connor Deitrich: Hirata via UD
Ash Camyab: Hirata via Round 1 SUB
Ryan Hobbs: Ishige via Round 2 SUB
Andrew Benjamin: Hirata via Round 2 SUB
Frazer Krohn: Ishige via UD
McKenzie Guardiero: Ishige via Round 2 SUB
Tanner Russ: Ishige via UD
Dan Rose: Hirata via Round 3 SUB
Mike Lynch: Hirata via SD

Staff picking Hirata: 10
Staff picking Ishige: 5


Yushin Okami (35-14) vs. Agilan Thani (10-3)

Jeremy Brand: Thani via Round 2 TKO
Mike Skytte: Okami via UD
Michael DeSantis: Okami via UD
Mitchell Banuelos: Okami via UD
Ed Gallo: Okami via UD
Matt Bricker: Okami via Round 1 TKO
Connor Deitrich: Thani via Round 2 TKO
Ash Camyab: Okami via UD
Ryan Hobbs: Thani via Round 2 TKO
Andrew Benjamin: Thani via Round 1 TKO
Frazer Krohn: Okami via UD
McKenzie Guardiero: Okami via Round 1 TKO
Tanner Russ: Okami via UD
Dan Rose: Thani via UD
Mike Lynch: Okami via UD

Staff picking Okami: 10
Staff picking Thani: 5


Yuya Wakamatsu (11-4) vs. Dae Hwan Kim (15-5-1)

Jeremy Brand: Hwan Kim via UD
Mike Skytte: Wakamatsu via Round 1 TKO
Michael DeSantis: Wakamatsu via Round 1 TKO
Mitchell Banuelos: Hwan Kim via UD
Ed Gallo: Wakamatsu via UD
Matt Bricker: Hwan Kim via UD
Connor Deitrich: Wakamatsu via UD
Ash Camyab: Hwan Kim via UD
Ryan Hobbs: Hwan Kim via UD
Andrew Benjamin: Wakamatsu via Round 2 SUB
Frazer Krohn: Hwan Kim via UD
McKenzie Guardiero: Hwan Kim via UD
Tanner Russ: Wakamatsu via Round 1 SUB
Dan Rose: Hwan Kim via UD
Mike Lynch: Wakamatsu via Round 3 SUB

Staff picking Wakamatsu: 7
Staff picking Hwan Kim: 8


Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev (8-1) vs. Christian Lee (12-3)

Jeremy Brand: Lee via UD
Mike Skytte: Arslanaliev via Round 3 TKO
Michael DeSantis: Arslanaliev via UD
Mitchell Banuelos: Lee via UD
Ed Gallo: Arslanaliev via UD
Matt Bricker: Lee via Round 1 TKO
Connor Deitrich: Arslanaliev via UD
Ash Camyab: Lee via UD
Ryan Hobbs: Lee via UD
Andrew Benjamin: Lee via Round 1 TKO
Frazer Krohn: Lee via Round 1 TKO
McKenzie Guardiero: Lee via Round 2 TKO
Tanner Russ: Lee via Round 1 SUB
Dan Rose: Arslanaliev via Round 1 TKO
Mike Lynch: Lee via Round 2 TKO

Staff picking Arslanaliev: 5
Staff picking Lee: 10


Demetrious Johnson (39-3-1) vs. Danny Kingad (13-1)

Jeremy Brand: Johnson via Round 2 SUB
Mike Skytte: Johnson via UD
Michael DeSantis: Johnson via UD
Mitchell Banuelos: Johnson via Round 3 SUB
Ed Gallo: Johnson via UD
Matt Bricker: Johnson via Round 2 SUB
Connor Deitrich: Johnson via Round 1 SUB
Ash Camyab: Johnson via Round 2 SUB
Ryan Hobbs: Johnson via Round 3 SUB
Andrew Benjamin: Johnson via Round 1 SUB
Frazer Krohn: Johnson via UD
McKenzie Guardiero: Johnson via Round 2 TKO
Tanner Russ: Johnson via Round 1 SUB
Dan Rose: Johnson via Round 3 SUB
Mike Lynch: Johnson via Round 3 SUB

Staff picking Johnson: 15
Staff picking Kingad: 0


Angela Lee (9-2) vs. Xiong Jing Nan (14-1)

Jeremy Brand: Lee via UD
Mike Skytte: Jing Nan via Round 4 TKO
Michael DeSantis: Jing Nan via UD
Mitchell Banuelos: Lee via UD
Ed Gallo: Jing Nan via UD
Matt Bricker: Lee via UD
Connor Deitrich: Lee via UD
Ash Camyab: Lee via UD
Ryan Hobbs: Lee via Round 2 TKO
Andrew Benjamin: Lee via UD
Frazer Krohn: Lee via SD
McKenzie Guardiero: Lee via UD
Tanner Russ: Jing Nan via UD
Dan Rose: Lee via UD
Mike Lynch: Lee via UD

Staff picking Lee: 11
Staff picking Jing Nan: 4

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ONE Championship: Century
Christian Lee (left) and Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev (right) at media day ahead of their ONE Championship: Century – Part 1 fight taking place Sunday, October 13th from the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan (photo credits to ONE Championship)
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Wesley Riddle is a 24-year old writer out of Harrisonburg, Virginia and a recent graduate from Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia, having obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Health and Physical Education. Watching the draw between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard from 2011 sparked his interest in the sport of mixed martial arts. He created "All That MMA" on Twitter, which came to birth in December of 2013. He would join with MMASucka in the later quarter of 2016. Some of Riddle's hobbies include music, playing golf, watching horror movies, and working with non-profit organizations throughout his community. You can follow him on Twitter at @AllThatMMA or @WesleyRiddleMMA, and on Instagram @WesleyRiddle.

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