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BREAKING: Adriano Moraes vs. Demetrious Johnson 2 Is Set for ONE 161

Published 06/03/2022, 10:38 AM EDT

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The biggest rematch in ONE history has a date. Demetrious Johnson and Adriano Moraes will compete at ONE 161. The 12-time MMA world champion will look to avenge his sole loss under the ONE Championship banner, whereas the champion will look to prove he’s the best flyweight in the world by dominating the MMA GOAT again.

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The first bout saw ‘Mikinho’ secure a shocking knockout win over ‘Mighty Mouse‘. This was the first time an opponent finished Johnson in an MMA bout. Thus, it would be fascinating to see what adjustments Johnson makes in the rematch.


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The event will be historic for North American fans. They will be able to view the fights in their prime-time on Friday, August 26 on the Prime Video as it will go down inside Singapore Indoor Stadium on August 27. Thus, a card headline by Demetrious Johnson will kick-start the Amazon Prime and ONE Championship partnership.

Demetrious Johnson dominated everyone but Adriano Moraes

The MMA GOAT came to ONE Championship and dominated the roster as he won the ONE flyweight Grand Prix tournament. All of his wins came over top flyweight fighters in Yuya Wakamatsu, Tatsumitsu Wada, and Danny Kingad.

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However, when he stepped against the American Top Team standout, fans couldn’t believe what unfolded in front of their eyes. Moraes landed a short uppercut that sat down the AMC Pankration representative. And the Brazilian showed ferocious finishing skills as he landed a brutal knee to put Johnson in an unfavorable condition.


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The knockout loss didn’t deter the 12-time world champion’s intentions of challenging himself every step of the way. ‘Mighty Mouse’ took a remarkable challenge that had a lot of unknowns against Rodtang Jitmuangnon in a mixed rule contest at ONE X event. Johnson won the fight in the MMA round.

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And now he is back in the MMA world to avenge his vicious loss against Adriano Moraes.

Who do you favor in the rematch? Can Demetrious Johnson become the ONE world champion, or will Adriano Moraes hold his forte?



Deepak Kumar

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Deepak Kumar is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. His love for MMA comes from the chaos and violence the fight game brings to the table. A BJJ aspirant, Deepak began following the sport as a casual fan when Ronda Rousey was finishing her opponents in seconds.

Edited By: Vibhanshu Kumar