MMASucka’s ONE Championship: Century Staff Picks – Part 2

ONE Championship: Century
Bibiano Fernandes (left) and Kevin Belingon (right) face-off for their fourth fight taking place at ONE Championship: Century on Sunday, October 13th from the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan (photo credits to ONE Championship)

MMASucka staff picks have reached its close this weekend. The final card of five sees ONE Championship: Century (Part Two) taking place Sunday, October 13th from the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan. This second selection of fights begins early morning at 4:00am ET (1:00am PT) in the United States on the Bleacher Report Live app. Check out any of our other four fight card picks from the other MMA events this weekend: RIZIN 19Bellator 230, UFC Fight Night 161, & ONE Championship: Century (Part One).

The Fights

Two thrilling MMA title fights will be on the line, the main event featured at light heavyweight between champion Aung La N Sang and challenger Brandon Vera. N Sang currently holds belts at both middleweight and light heavyweight. This will be his first attempt at defending the 225-pound title, capturing it over Alexandre Machado in February of 2018. Three title defenses at middleweight followed, knocking out all three opponents including his most recent over Ken Hasegawa. His opponent, Vera, looks to become a two-divisional champion of his own as the heavyweight champ moves down in weight. Vera’s time with ONE Championship began all the way back in December of 2014 only competing four times since signing. Despite this, he has finished each opponent by knockout all within four minutes; the shortest just 26 seconds over Paul Cheng.

A rare tetralogy is set in the co-main event between current bantamweight king Bibiano Fernandes and challenger Kevin Belingon. Their first victory came in January of 2016, Fernandes taking it with ease by kimura in the first round. Belingon would then score six straight victories including the interim belt setting up their second fight in a title unification. A back-and-forth contest saw Belingon take the narrow split decision handing Fernandes his first loss in almost eight years. This led to their trilogy bout in March, but unfortunately things did not go to plan. Illegal elbows from Belingon in the third forced a disqualification, handing Fernandes back his title once more. Belingon will look to even the score once more while Fernandes hopes to get back to his dominant past.

See the eight total MMA fights counted towards our staff picks taking place at ONE Championship: Century (Part Two) 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 Two) 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*


Koshi Matsumoto (20-8-2) vs. Takasuke Kume (22-6-3)

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

Staff picking Matsumoto: 7
Staff picking Kume: 8


Hernani Perpetuo (20-7, 1 NC) vs. Hiroyuki Tetsuka (7-3)

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

Staff picking Perpetuo: 3
Staff picking Tetsuka: 12


Shoko Sato (33-16-3, 1 NC) vs. Rafael Silva (31-6)

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

Staff picking Sato: 7
Staff picking Silva: 8


Yosuke Saruta (19-9-3) vs. Daichi Kitakata (20-8-1, 2 NC)

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

Staff picking Saruta: 1
Staff picking Kitakata: 14


Mauro Cerilli (13-3) vs. Arjan Bhullar (9-1)

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

Staff picking Cerilli: 4
Staff picking Bhullar: 11


Bibiano Fernandes (23-4) vs. Kevin Belingon (20-6)

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

Staff picking Fernandes: 14
Staff picking Belingon: 1


Shinya Aoki (43-9, 1 NC) vs. Honorio Banario (14-9)

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

Staff picking Aoki: 13
Staff picking Banario: 2


Aung La N Sang (25-10, 1 NC) vs. Brandon Vera (16-7, 1 NC)

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

Staff picking N Sang: 4
Staff picking Vera: 11

FEATURED IMAGE:

ONE Championship: Century
Bibiano Fernandes (left) and Kevin Belingon (right) face-off for their fourth fight taking place at ONE Championship: Century on Sunday, October 13th from the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan (photo credits to ONE Championship)

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