ONE Championship is all set to go live on US primetime for ONE on Prime Video 1, with two championship bouts at the top of a stacked card.
The ONE flyweight MMA and ONE bantamweight Muay Thai titles will be on the line at Singapore Indoor Stadium as two long-reigning titleholders bid to hang on to their belts against seasoned challenger with long histories of championship success.
The main event features a battle for the ONE flyweight title, as Brazilian champ Adriano Moraes takes on America’s former UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson. It’s the second time the pair have met for the ONE title, with Moraes claiming a stunning knockout finish of “Mighty Mouse” in their first meeting in 2021. Now Johnson is back, and he has revenge on his mind.
“Tomorrow I get the opportunity to exact revenge, and it’s a storyline in my arc, for redemption,” he told ONE’s Mitch Chilson at the ceremonial weigh-ins on Thursday.
“So tomorrow I’m coming home with a brand new belt, and new, and LET’S GO!”
Moraes, meanwhile, plans on adding another highlight to his extensive collection by becoming the first man to defeat Johnson twice. He enjoyed the experience the first time around, and “Mikinho” plans on relishing the occasion in the rematch, too.
“Yes, of course, when one thing is good, you have to do it twice,” he explained.
“I can’t wait. I love making history, and tomorrow night I will do everything I can to still be the champion.”
The co-main event also features championship action, as Thailand’s Nong-O Gayanghadao puts his ONE bantamweight Muay Thai title on the line against England’s multiple-time world champ Liam Harrison.
“Liam is a very tough, but all my previous opponents were also very tough,” Nong-O told Chilson.
“But yes, I have a good plan. I will show him tomorrow.”
When asked what Harrison would have to do to beat him and take his belt, Nong-O shrugged and said, “I don’t think about this. I only think about how I beat him.
“Liam, last fight you called me out. I will show you. You called me out – you made a big mistake!”
Harrison said his title opportunity has been the result of more than two decades of hard work, and he is ready to embrace the challenge of fighting the best in the world with championship gold up for grabs.
“When you work so hard for so long towards something, it’s a little bit surreal,” he admitted.
“Like I say, 23 years in the making, this is the biggest fight of my career. I cannot express how excited I am, how grateful I am to have this stage to do it on, against a great champion like Nong-O.
“The fans are in for a treat, I cannot wait, mate, honestly!”
ONE on Prime Video 1: Official weigh-in and hydration results
- Adriano Moraes (134.5 / 1.0057) vs. Demetrious Johnson (134.75 / 1.0156)
- Nong-O Gaiyanghadao (144.5 / 1.0099) vs. Liam Harrison (145 / 1.0136)
- Panpayak Jitmuangnon (135 / 1.0233) vs. Savvas Michael (134.25 / 1.0199)
- Marcus Almeida (257.75 / 1.0214) vs. Kirill Grishenko (253.5 / 1.0148)
- Amir Aliakbari (258.75 / 1.0195) vs. Mauro Cerilli (259.5 / 1.0226)
- Superlek Kiatmoo9 (135 / 1.0140) vs. Walter Goncalves (135 / 1.0226)
- Diandra Martin (127.5 / 1.0148) vs. Amber Kitchen (127.5 / 1.0140)
- Itsuki Hirata (119.25 / 1.0124) vs. Lin Heqin (114.75 / 1.0160)*
- Zebaztian Kadestam (188.5 / 1.0241) vs. Iuri Lapicus (185 / 1.0244)**
ONE Championship weight classes operate effectively one weight class above those used in the United States, with athletes also tested for hydration levels. Hydration values less than or equal to 1.0250 earn a passing mark, while values greater than or equal to 1.0251 earn a failing mark. Athletes who failed weight and hydration tests on Day 1 or Day 2 are given another chance to clear tests on the morning of the event.
*Itsuki Hirata failed weight and hydration, will forfeit 50% of her fight purse.
**Zebaztian Kadestam failed weight and hydration, will forfeit 30% of his fight purse.
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