I will be one step ahead of the “dynamic” Demetrious Johnson – MMA Sports

One flyweight champion Adriano Moraes He knows there is a tough test before him, but I’m sure he’s heading for the challenge.

Moraes (18-3) defends his title against former UFC flyweight king Demetrious Johnson (30-3-1) This is the main event of “ONE on TNT I: Moraes vs. Johnson” and will be broadcast on TNT on April 7th during Golden Time in the United States.

Initially, the pair was scheduled to be rounded off in April 2020, but the event was canceled due to the ongoing pandemic.Of course, Johnson – sitting in 4th place in USA TODAY Sports / MMA Junkie Pound for Pound Ranking No. 1 in the flyweight division – long before that I was on the Moraes radar. The Brazilian praised “Mighty Mouse” for his amazing skills, but he considers him comparable in every aspect of the game.

“Johnson is a high-level athlete,” Moraes told MMA Junkie. “It’s hard to find holes in his game. He’s very dynamic and has endless stamina. He’s knowledgeable everywhere. His transitions are some of the best in MMA. He It’s on the same level as Jon Jones. But I’m in the way of him right now, so I’m happy to be able to face him. I believe he’s as perfect a fighter as he is. Elbow, I believe that by using knees, takedown defense and Jiu-Jitsu, we can stay one step ahead of him and become the winner of the night. “

More than two years have passed since Moraes’ last match against Johnson at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. However, the active ONE Champion continued to work tentatively by helping the American Top Team training partners prepare for the upcoming battle, making him one of the greatest Pound for Pound fighters of all. When it comes to, I’m trying to put his name on the world map. time.

“It’s been over two years since I entered the ONE Championship cage,” Moraes said. “I had to wait because of some personal issues, pandemics, and flyweight tournaments. Anyway, I’m very happy to get the belt back. It’s me, as I see. Should never have been robbed of. Now that UFC’s biggest flyweight star is part of the ONE, it gets more attention to us.

“It’s a big challenge for me. Johnson is a legend. He’s very good in every field. He has made history throughout the UFC and MMA world. He’s one of the best fighters in the world. I’m really excited and looking forward to facing him. I’m very grateful that he joined us. Otherwise, I might have been able to go to the UFC. Yes. I’m very grateful. He’s the kind of enemy I need to name in the international scene. “

– MMA Sports

I will be one step ahead of the “dynamic” Demetrious Johnson I will be one step ahead of the “dynamic” Demetrious Johnson

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