ONE Championship Makes On-Ground Debut in the United States with Johnson vs. Moraes Trilogy

April 6, 2023
From: Spartacus

Demetrious Johnson, widely regarded as one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time, recently provided an update on his physical condition as he prepares for his upcoming world title defense against his former flyweight rival, Adriano Moraes. The highly anticipated event will be held at the 1stBank Center in Colorado and will mark ONE Championship’s first-ever on-ground debut in the United States.

In a recent interview with FOX 13 Seattle, Johnson expressed his excitement and readiness for the fight. He revealed that he has been working hard on his physical and mental preparation, and his conditioning is on point at this stage of his training camp.

As the reigning ONE flyweight world champion, Johnson has an impressive record of 30 wins, 3 losses, and 1 draw in his professional career. His opponent, Adriano Moraes, is a former ONE flyweight champion and is widely regarded as one of the most skilled fighters in the division.

The upcoming fight between Johnson and Moraes is expected to be a highly competitive and thrilling encounter. Fans of the sport are eagerly anticipating the outcome of this trilogy match between the two elite flyweight fighters.

As Johnson heads into his fight against Moraes, he will be looking to maintain his momentum and secure another victory to cement his status as one of the greatest fighters in the history of the sport. His commitment to his physical and mental preparation is a testament to his dedication and passion for the sport, and his fans are excited to see him perform at his best.

“Right now we’re three weeks out before I take off to Denver. Obviously, high altitude so I got to make sure I’m in great shape and no injuries. When I get there make sure I get my body acclimated to the high altitude and just go through the motions, start dieting out, cut the calories, and get the body ready for optimum performance. Just go out there and perform on May 5.”

The rivalry between Demetrious Johnson and Adriano Moraes has been a closely contested one, with both fighters claiming one victory each in their previous encounters. Moraes initially took the lead in their rivalry by delivering a devastating knee that knocked Johnson out for the first time in his career in 2021. However, Johnson came back strong in their rematch in 2022, landing a spectacular flying knee that led to Moraes’ defeat and Johnson’s crowning as the new ONE flyweight world champion.

With their rivalry tied at one win each, the upcoming trilogy match between Johnson and Moraes is set to be an epic battle of skill and determination. Both fighters are renowned for their technical prowess and tactical awareness, and they will be leaving no stone unturned in their preparation for this crucial fight.

For Johnson, the trilogy match presents an opportunity to cement his legacy as one of the greatest fighters of all time. As the current champion, he has already proven his mettle against some of the toughest fighters in the division. However, a victory against Moraes in the trilogy match would undoubtedly be the crowning achievement of his illustrious career.

Moraes, on the other hand, will be looking to avenge his defeat and reclaim the golden belt. A former champion in his own right, Moraes is known for his exceptional striking skills and submission grappling. He will undoubtedly be bringing his A-game to the trilogy match and will be looking to exploit any weaknesses in Johnson’s game.

As the countdown to the trilogy match continues, fans of the sport are eagerly awaiting what promises to be an unforgettable night of mixed martial arts action. With both fighters at the top of their game, the trilogy match is sure to be a classic encounter that will go down in the annals of the sport’s history.

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