ONE Championship has once again given the fans a huge event for ONE on Prime Video 1: Moraes vs. Johnson II, with the 10-fight card guaranteed to feature nonstop action and high-stakes.
The promotion’s debut on the massive streaming platform will air live in U.S. primetime this Friday, August 26, and will showcase some of the biggest names in martial arts.
Will DJ Get Redemption at One on Prime Video 1?
Back in April 2021, the combat sports world was in shock as Adriano Moraes became the first man to knock out P4P great Demetrious Johnson when they clashed for the ONE flyweight world title.
Now, Johnson is back and hungry to settle the score, but can the American get his revenge, or will “Mikinho” stop him once again – either with his striking or his grappling?
After the Moraes’ stunning performance in April, many fans believe he can make once again reign supreme, although “Mighty Mouse” has proven that he can beat anybody during a legendary career that features 12 MMA world title victories.
Johnson is known for his fight IQ and well-rounded game, something that he will need to utilise. Can he find a way to draw level with “Mikinho” in the night’s main event?
Are Rodtang and Superlek Destined for the Final?
Two of the top Thai strikers on the planet will be competing on opposite sides of the tournament in the ONE Flyweight Muay Thai Word Grand Prix semifinals.
Dominant king Rodtang Jitmuangnon and #1-ranked contender Superlek Kiatmoo9 are certainly favoured to defeat their respective opponents, Savvas Michael and Walter Goncalves, although their opponents will come armed with huge motivation.
Fourth-ranked Michael is desperate to topple Rodtang. The rising Cypriot star knows that a victory would boost his stock immediately, as “The Iron Man” is 11-0 in ONE and has rarely looked troubled during his tenure on the throne.
Meanwhile, #5-ranked Goncalves is a former World Title challenger who’s eager to continue rolling after a first-round stoppage in the quarterfinals. But the Brazilian will be in tough against “The Kicking Machine,” who’s looked incredible in his recent outings.
There’s no doubt that Thai athletes have dominated at the Muay Thai ladder in their homeland, but both Michael and Goncalves will hope to score upsets and punch their tickets to the tournament final.
Is Buchecha a Legit Heavyweight Threat?
Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida is a 17-time BJJ World Champion who has been flawless since transitioning to mixed martial arts last year.
After a trio of successful first-round finishes, the Brazilian legend will step up in class and face former ONE Interim Heavyweight World Title challenger Kirill Grishenko in his first MMA bout against an elite-level wrestler.
All eyes will be on “Buchecha” as he looks to prove himself against his first serious threat in MMA.
Suppose he can navigate past Grishenko’s wrestling. In that case, he’ll get instantly up the food chain, with Arjan Bhullar and Anatoly Malykhin set to unify the ONE heavyweight world title belts later this year. Will Buchecha get his statement to win?
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