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DEMETRIOUS JOHNSON

HEIGHT 160 CM | WEIGHT LIMIT 60.8 KG | TEAM AMC Pankration / Evolve MMA

12-time Flyweight World Champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson is widely considered one of the greatest pound-for-pound mixed martial artists of all time. In 2018, after completely dominating the highly-competitive North American scene with a record-setting run of 11 World Title defenses, Johnson decided to make ONE Championship his new home as part of a landmark deal.

Johnson’s meteoric rise to greatness was borne of sheer determination and hard work. He grew up in incredibly adverse circumstances, being raised by his hearing-impaired mother and an abusive stepfather. However, he never let his circumstances get the better of him. Johnson became a highly-successful athlete in high school, competing in several sports on the way to a second-place finish at the Washington State Wrestling Championships.

This success on the mats led him to try his hand at mixed martial arts in 2007, and resulted in one of the most incredible careers ever seen in the sport. Though he enjoyed great returns at bantamweight, a move to flyweight in 2012 saw Johnson really come into his own. He tore through several tough contenders on the way to capturing the UFC Flyweight World Championship, defending it an amazing 11 times to etch his name into history.

“Mighty Mouse” etched his name once more by defeating three of the top flyweights in Asia — including Yuya WakamatsuTatsumitsu Wada, and Danny Kingad — to claim the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix Championship in October 2019.

Besides being an accomplished martial artist, Johnson is also one of the world’s top gaming streamers.

ADRIANO MORAES

HEIGHT 172 CM | WEIGHT LIMIT 60.8 KG | TEAM American Top Team / Constrictor Team

Adriano Moraes has come a long way in his life, prevailing against all odds and rising from nothing to become the ONE Flyweight World Champion. Abandoned as a newborn in Brazil, Moraes grew up in an orphanage, but his life would change forever when he was adopted by a kind soul who raised him as a single mother. That gave him the chance he needed to succeed in life, and he has since dedicated himself to making his adoptive mother proud.

He began his martial arts journey at the age of seven after his mother decided to enrol him in judo classes, and he soon picked up the Brazilian art of capoeira as well. However, he fell into bad company and decided to take Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to learn how to defend himself. BJJ ignited a passion within Moraes, and he proved to be a natural talent, making a name for himself in grappling tournaments while earning the rank of black belt. In 2011, Moraes decided to test his skills in mixed martial arts and went on a tear through the South American scene with a nine-bout win streak to capture a regional championship.

That success would continue in ONE Championship, where he embarked on a five-win run to capture and defend the inaugural ONE Flyweight World Title. He would surrender the belt in late 2015 to Kairat Akhmetov in a heartbreaking split decision, but bounced right back with a series of wins to reclaim the throne. Despite losing the World Championship in 2018 to longtime rival Geje Eustaquio, Moraes did not lose heart. In a thrilling trilogy bout, he overcame Eustaquio for the second time to stand once again as the undisputed ONE Flyweight World Champion.

ONE Championship makes its highly-anticipated return to U.S. prime time with ONE Fight Night 1: Moraes vs. Johnson II!

Headlining the blockbuster event is one of the biggest fights in MMA today – an epic rematch between longtime ONE Flyweight World Champion Adriano Moraes and Demetrious Johnson, whom many consider to be the greatest mixed martial artist of all time. Will Moraes score yet another thrilling knockout, or can DJ avenge the only stoppage loss of his incredible career to capture the belt?

 

Saturday, 27 August @ Singapore Indoor Stadium

Plus, get ready for two massive Muay Thai showdowns. Living legend Nong-O Gaiyanghadao defends the ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Title against British superstar Liam Harrison, while the electrifying Rodtang Jitmuangnon faces Savvas Michael in a ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Grand Prix Semifinal. Mark your calendars, and get your tickets NOW!

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