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This is Demetrious Johnson’s biggest fight yet

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Demetrious Johnson will rematch long-time champion Adriano Morae’s on Aug 27th for a second shot at the ONE Flyweight World Championship. In their first bout, Morae’s stunn casual fans by knocking Johnson out in the cage, retaining his belt in the process, and rebuffing Johnson’s challenge.

Johnson will look to cement his dominance in the ONE Flyweight division as the winner of the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix. ONE Fight Night 1: Morae’s vs Johnson II will be Johnson’s biggest fight yet.

On the line is the legacy

During Johnson’s 35 fights as a professional, he has only lost four fights and only one man has manage to knock him out. Johnson has secure 12 submissions and five KOs, a testament to his ruthlessness in the cage. Defending his UFC Flyweight belt a mind-boggling 11 times over five years sets Johnson apart from all others in MMA Training T Shirt history. His reputation and recognition as the premier fighter of all time in MMA history are thus cement. As part of the blockbuster trade involving former ONE Welterweight Champion Ben Askren, Johnson sign with ONE Championship. After winning three consecutive bouts, “Mighty Mouse” won the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix belt, earning a showdown with Adriano Moraes, the world champion. Moraes floor Johnson with a brutal uppercut and finish the job with a devastating ground knee in the promotion’s debut on TNT.

“Frenemies” to “enemies”

When Johnson face Moraes, he rush and attempt to engage the elusive Moraes, which led to a few mistakes. The former opponent Johnson has been training with Henry Cejudo to fill in the gaps in his game while stepping outside of his comfort zone at AMC Pankration. It was Cejudo who stop Johnson’s 11-time defense of the UFC Flyweight Championship. The two have met twice in the Octagon, with each winning once. It was a “solid two weeks” of training with Cejudo, with the Olympian teaching Johnson some of the same tricks he use against Johnson. Cejudo call Johnson and himself “superpowers” in MMA. Johnson’s former rivalry turne partnership has been particularly fruitful.
The last time I talke to him, he said that we were enemies. I mean, we have always respected each other, even though we fought twice. So let’s get some work done together.” According to Johnson, he has been studying “pure Jiu-Jitsu”:

On U.S. primetime

A multi-year deal between ONE Championship and Amazon Prime Video was announced earlier this year.

ONE Championship Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong declared:

In order to make our live events more accessible to fans in the United States and Canada, ONE Championship is delighted to partner with Prime Video. Prime Video is one of the top sports content providers. Our collaboration with Prime Video will allow us to reach a broader North American audience hungry for an authentic and differentiated product that no other organization can offer.” Johnson, who has spent the majority of his career entertaining the North American audience, was last seen in action at ONE: X, earning a win over current ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion Rod tang Jitmuangnon in a special rules bout. As one of the undeniably greatest MMA artists whatever criteria you use, Johnson will be bringing his solid understanding of authentic martial arts from the East back to the West. ONE Fight Night 1 will also mark Johnson’s return to primetime TV in the US and his fanbase, who have been eagerly awaiting his return. The event will be the first ONE Championship event to be screened on the platform. Therefore, the world’s eyes will be on Johnson as he fights his biggest fight ever on Aug 27th.

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