COMBAT SPORTS

Japan vs Japan: Yosuke Saruta, Daichi Kitakata fight at ‘ONE: Century 世紀’ in Tokyo, Japan

Yosuke Saruta, Chatri Sityodtong, Daichi Kitakata (©ONE Championship)

Yosuke Saruta, Chatri Sityodtong, Daichi Kitakata (©ONE Championship)

Japan was well represented at “ONE: Century 世紀” in Tokyo, Japan. The combat sports event had two parts with 11 bouts each.

Featuring mixed martial arts, Muay Thai and kickboxing matches, “ONE: Century 世紀” took place at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on October 12, 2019. Both fighting out of Japan, Yosuke Saruta and Daichi Kitakata competed in an MMA bout in the strawweight division in the fourth bout of the second part.

Saruta is the reigning Shooto Strawweight Champion and a former ONE Strawweight World Champion. Kitakata is the reigning Pancrase Strawweight Champion.

“ONE: Century 世紀” was the second ONE Championship event held in Japan. It marked the martial arts organization’s 100th live event.

As part of the ONE Martial Arts Fan Fest, ONE Championship held an open workout at the Bellesalle Shibuya Garden in Tokyo featuring select “ONE: Century 世紀” athletes on October 6, 2019. The official press conference and face-offs took place at the Park Hyatt in Tokyo on October 10, 2019.

Aside from Japan, 17 other countries were represented in the two parts of “ONE: Century 世紀” namely Algeria, Belarus, Brazil, China, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and the United States. Saruta and Kitakata were among the 12 fighters who represented Japan.

Blue Corner

  • Name: Daichi Kitakata
  • Fight Name: N/A
  • Age: 28
  • Hometown: Osaka, Japan
  • Height: 163cm
  • Gym: Pancase Inakagumi

Red Corner

  • Name: Yosuke Saruta
  • Fight Name: “The Ninja”
  • Age: 32
  • Hometown: Saitama, Japan
  • Height: 160cm
  • Gym: Wajutsu Keishukai Hearts

Fight Result

  • Sport: MMA
  • Division: Strawweight
  • Referee: Yoshinori Umeki
  • Winner: Yosuke “The Ninja” Saruta
  • Method: Knockout
  • Time and Round: 0:59 of Round 2

Photos

Records after “ONE: Century 世紀”

Fighter

Professional MMA record

Promotion

Shoko Sato 34 wins, 16 losses, 3 draws, I No Contest Shooto
Rafael “Morcego” Silva 31 wins, 7 losses Pancrase

 

Check the complete results of “ONE: Century 世紀” Part 2 on Conan Daily. Watch the highlights here:

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