November 27, 2022

KEY POINTS

  • Adriano Moraes is about to face Demetrious Johnson anew at ONE 161 in August
  • Moraes and Johnson have scored wins since their final assembly at ONE on TNT 1 final yr
  • Johnson can be out to avenge his loss to even the rating with Moraes

Singapore — Two key figures in ONE Championship’s flyweight division will meet anew for the stacked division’s coveted prize at ONE 161 this coming August.

Reigning ONE flyweight champion Adriano Moraes will stake his title towards a well-recognized foe in Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson in the primary occasion of the aforementioned card, which can air stay from the Singapore Indoor Stadium on August 27.

Nonetheless, followers from North America will be capable to watch the present stay on August 26.

Adriano Moraes Photograph: ONE Championship photot

This was made attainable after ONE Championship partnered with Amazon Prime Video as its broadcast companion. A lot of this was coated right here in a earlier put up on the Worldwide Enterprise Instances.

The rematch ought to be fairly attention-grabbing for each Moraes and Johnson.

Each initially confronted one another at ONE on TNT I in April 2021. The results of that match shocked the world with most anticipating Johnson to come back out on high.

Nonetheless, Moraes had different issues in thoughts. The Brazilian ended up knocking out “Mighty Mouse” with a knee to the pinnacle within the second spherical.

Adriano Moraes knocked out Demetrious Johnson with a knee to the head at ONE on TNT 1 on April 2021 Adriano Moraes knocked out Demetrious Johnson with a knee to the pinnacle at ONE on TNT 1 on April 2021 Photograph: ONE Championship picture

The victory was so vital since Moraes turned the one fighter to knock out Johnson in his 15-year blended martial arts (MMA) profession.

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Since then, rather a lot has modified with Moraes and Johnson garnering success going through different fighters in the promotion.

“Mikinho” final confronted Yuya Wakamatsu at ONE X this March, submitting the Japanese guillotine choke to increase his reign because the flyweight kingpin

Alternatively, Johnson is coming off an enormous win over Rodtang Jitmuangon underneath hybrid MMA-Muay Thai guidelines, the place “Mighty Mouse” put the elite Thai striker to sleep with a rear-naked choke.

With each fighters coming off wins, Johnson and Moraes wish to preserve the momentum with large stakes on the road.

Demetrious Johnson Demetrious Johnson Photograph: ONE Championship picture

Johnson can be seeking to avenge his earlier loss to Moraes within the upcoming bout.

Studying from his final loss, the American is anticipated to make the mandatory changes towards the Brazilian fighter.

Alternatively, Moraes can be out to show his earlier KO win over Johnson was no fluke.

 

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