Adriano Moraes is 'hellbent' on finishing America's all-time great fighter Demetrious Johnson, One Championship boss says

Published Apr 06 2021 at 1:03 PM GMT
  • Adriano Moraes is "hellbent on finishing" the all-time great American fighter Demetrious Johnson.
  • That's according to One Championship boss Chatri Sityodtong, who booked the 135-pound flyweight championship bout between his titleholder Moraes and his Grand Prix winner Johnson, for Wednesday, April 7 The high-stakes match headlines One Championship's debut on the TNT network in the US, which Sityodtong hopes will usher in a new era of increased visibility for the Singapore-based MMA firm.
  • Johnson, a former UFC 125-pound flyweight champion, has fought three times since leaving the Las Vegas-headquartered combat sports promotion, earning a guillotine choke submission and two decision wins in One.
  • His midweek fight against Moraes is arguably his toughest One challenge yet.
  • The Brazilian grappler has beaten every opponent he has faced since a split decision loss on his One debut in 2013.


  • Published Apr 6, 2021 1:03 PM GMT