October 1, 2022

KEY POINTS

  • Demetrious Johnson can doubtlessly upset Adriano Moraes
  • Nong-O Gaiyanghadao is poised to win at ONE on Prime Video 1
  • Superlek, Hirata and Kadestam are more likely to come out victorious

ONE Championship is ready to make its long-awaited return to North American territories with ONE on Prime Video 1 occurring on Friday, August 26.

With such a star-studded lineup throughout the cardboard for each blended martial arts (MMA) and Muay Thai followers, predicting the outcomes is simply as enjoyable as watching the fights themselves.

ONE Championship star Demetrious Johnson in his nook preparing for a match.
ONE Championship

Adriano Moraes vs. Demetrious Johnson

Winner: Demetrious Johnson

In a rematch that took a 12 months and a few change to happen, Demetrious Johnson will get his probability to take down the reigning flyweight champion in Adriano Moraes.

Moraes wrote himself into the storied profession of “DJ” after he handed the AMC Pankration fighter his first-ever knockout loss with a brutal knee to the face.

Whereas the small print for the rematch had been being labored out, Johnson continued to work on his expertise privately and is getting ready for what could possibly be the defining match of his profession.

The reality of the matter is that each males have such refined ability units that it could go both manner and a single mistake by Moraes or Johnson might immediately swing the momentum of their favor.

This time, nevertheless, Johnson has a greater probability of popping out the victor because of his capability to work on his errors and put together higher within the case of a rematch.

Add in the truth that his never-ending fuel tank, when paired along with his relentless and dynamic work price, might push Moraes to his absolute restrict, and ONE Championship’s flyweight division may have a brand new champion on the finish of ONE on Prime Video 1.

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Nong-O Gaiyanghadao, ONE Championship
ONE bantamweight Muay Thai champion Nong-O Gaiyanghadao celebrates his victory over Felipe Lobo at ONE X on March 26, 2022.
ONE Championship

Nong-O Gaiyanghadao vs. Liam Harrison

Winner: Nong-O Gaiyanghadao

The ONE bantamweight Muay Thai title is up for grabs within the co-main occasion as Thailand’s Nong-O Gaiyanghadao will look to fend off his sixth challenger within the type of Liam Harrison.

Nong-O beforehand expressed his need to knock Harrison out in entrance of followers streaming the occasion through Amazon Prime Video as a manner to assist promote Muay Thai whereas additionally showcasing how potent the type’s putting is.

For Harrison, being the following man as much as face the Thai star is a well-deserved shout by ONE Championship as his TKO victory over Muangthai P.Ok. Saenchai has proven glimpses of his talents to presumably upset Nong-O.

Nonetheless, Nong-O is combating for a a lot greater trigger than himself and will have the sufficient quantity of motivation to defend his title for the seventh time.

Savvas Michael, ONE Championship
Savvas Michael throws a physique shot towards Singtongnoi Por Telakun throughout their battle at ONE: Warriors of Gentle on Might 10, 2019.
ONE Championship

Rodtang Jitmuangnon vs. Savvas Michael

Winner: Savvas Michael

Essentially the most anticipated bracket of the ONE Flyweight Muay Thai Phrase Grand Prix, Thai famous person Rodtang Jitmuangnon and Cyprus’ Savvas Michael will do battle simply forward of the co-main occasion.

Rodtang, presently holding the division’s title, is out to show that nobody within the division can match his ability set as he appears to be like to solidify his dominance.

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Fellow countryman and bantamweight Muay Thai king Nong-O Gaiyanghadao revealed that Rodtang might very nicely take your entire event by storm due to how distinctive he’s.

Nonetheless, the Cypriot shouldn’t be underestimated in any capability.

Michael disclosed his sport plan earlier within the month to beat Rodtang and thinks that if he can mess with the Thai famous person mentally, the win is pretty much as good as his.

Each males have an equal declare to the victory as Michael can put Rodtang in precarious positions all through the battle by outworking him and utilizing his footwork to assault the extra stationary flyweight from completely different angles.

Though, it ought to be famous that Rodtang’s confidence in his personal talents whereas slowly sapping Michael’s will to battle might play the largest position in him snatching away the victory.

Superlek Kiatmoo9, ONE Championship
Superlek Kiatmoo9.
ONE Championship

Superlek Kiatmoo9 vs. Walter Goncalves

Winner: Superlek Kiatmoo9

The primary half of the semifinals of the ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Grand Prix will see Thailand’s Superlek Kiatmoo9 taking over Brazil’s Walter Goncalves.

Each males had dominant performances within the quarterfinals as Superlek took Taiki Naito to his absolute restrict en path to a unanimous determination victory whereas Goncalves solely wanted 35 seconds to knockout Josue Cruz because of a stinging physique shot.

Whereas Goncalves has a high-pressure type of combating, Superlek is more likely to come out because the winner of this one due to his persistence and willingness to commerce pictures which might catch Goncalves without warning and doubtlessly knock him out.

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With the grand prize of a shot on the flyweight Muay Thai title up for grabs, each fighters are going to go away it their all as they hope to e book a spot within the finals.

Itsuki Hirata
Itsuki Hirata forward of her battle with Jihin Radzuan at ONE X on March 26, 2022.
ONE Championship

Itsuki Hirata vs. Lin Heqin

Winner: Itsuki Hirata

The second battle on the lead card is definitely going to be one to look at because it has Itsuki Hirata seeking to get again to her successful methods towards China’s Lin Heqin.

Hirata suffered the primary lack of her skilled profession after being upset by Jihin Radzuan at ONE X again in March, whereas Lin is slowly persevering with her ascent to relevancy throughout the atomweight division.

On this matchup, each ladies have loads to show and whereas Lin’s putting capability might show to be a hurdle for Hirata, the Japanese judoka has continued to up her sport.

“Android 18” has been coaching in the US for the higher a part of a month and believes that it will likely be the important thing to going again to her successful methods.

Zebaztian Kadestam
Zebaztian Kadestam.
ONE Championship

Zebaztian Kadestam vs. Iuri Lapicus

Winner: Zebaztian Kadestam

Kicking off a stable card of fights is a welterweight conflict between former ONE Championship welterweight rivals Zebaztian Kadestam and division newcomer Iuri Lapicus.

Kadestam has had a stable profession throughout the promotion since becoming a member of them in 2017 and fought towards the who’s who within the weight class equivalent to Ben Askren, Kiamrian Abbasov and Agilan Thani.

The identical will be mentioned of Lapicus since signing in 2019 as he confronted the likes of former ONE featherweight champion Marat Gafurov, challenged Christian Lee for the ONE light-weight title and took on Eddie Alvarez in what was then dominated to be a no-contest.

Regardless of the similarities, Kadestam’s expertise of combating at welterweight ought to give him sufficient of an edge over the youthful and hungrier Lapicus.

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