: ONE Championship has just announced that its historic 100th live event, ONE: CENTURY, which took place October 13 from the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan, drew a record-breaking 85 million viewers worldwide.
In a statement on Monday, the largest martial arts promotion in Asia said the viewers consist all platforms based on an official data tabulated by Nielsen, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.
ONE Championship Chairman and CEO, Chatri Sityodtong said the two-part event broke all viewership records and stands today as the most-watched martial arts event in history.
"China alone brought in over 10 million viewers on live terrestrial TV and digital platforms. Asia is the world's largest media market in terms of eyeballs with over 3 billion viewers in the same 3 hour time zone.
"ONE Championship is broadcast on free-to-air TV and digital platforms every week in every major country in Asia. Even with the 85 million viewership number, we have barely scratched the surface of the full viewership potential in Asia," he said.
According to Chatri, when the mega event was put together, his team knew that it had the potential to do big numbers across Asia.
"I am full of gratitude and appreciation to the greatest fans in the world for your love and support. I would also like to thank our incredible ONE Championship athletes for their excellent performances.
"It was a night of explosive action, showcasing authentic world championship martial arts at the highest level in the world,” he added. READ: Angela Lee retains ONE atomweight title, DJ wins flyweight grand prix championship READ: Aung La TKOs Vera, Bibiano Fernandes wins fourth bout against Belingon
ONE: CENTURY was broadcast live in 145 countries worldwide. The event featured two full-scale World Championship cards with 28 World Champions across multiple pillars of martial arts, World Championship title bout.
It also featured multiple World Title bouts, a trio of World Grand Prix Championship Finals, and several World Champion versus World Champion matches.