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Johnson-Moraes trilogy bout to headline ONE’s historic US debut


ONE Championship will land on U.S. soil for the first time when it hosts ONE Fight Night 10: Johnson vs. Moraes III at the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colorado, on 6 May.

The event will feature the third installment of the MMA rivalry between reigning ONE Flyweight World Champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson and former titleholder Adriano “Mikinho” Moraes, as they look to settle the score once and for all on this historic night for the organization.

With everything that happened in their first two fights, a trilogy makes sense.

In 2021, Johnson came in as the favorite to dethrone then-World Champion Moraes, but it was the Brazilian who shocked the world when he handed “Mighty Mouse” the first-ever stoppage loss of his 15-year-long career with a knee.

Then they were the main protagonists for ONE’s first Prime Video event earlier this year, and that rematch didn’t disappoint either.

In what was a poetic bounce-back for the greatest of all time, Johnson finished Moraes with almost the same move. He rocked “Mikinho” with an overhand before dropping him with a knee to become the new ONE Flyweight World Champion.

Like what Moraes did to him the previous year, Johnson also handed the Brazilian the first-ever stoppage loss of his career.

Considering all that, this trilogy a must-watch bout because it will either further cement Johnson’s legacy or put Moraes among the pantheon of MMA greats.

Fans who are interested in attending ONE’s inaugural United States event can sign up for priority access to the ticket pre-sale.

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