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One Championship Is staged a return to US radio waves in April with a big event card.

Through a press release on Friday, the organization announced that it will host the best-time event on American television on April 7. Held Wednesday night for a US-based audience, this card contains a title battle and some key names. Currently unnamed shows Adriano Moraes (18-3) Pair. Demetrious Johnson (30-3-1) One-fly class title. The two were originally scheduled to meet in February, but the promotion pushed it back for private reasons.

Moraes regained his title in 2019 Geje Eustaquio Moraes regained it from the man who robbed him of it in 2018. Moraes defeats Eustakio to become the three-time one-fly champion, and his first defense is against Pound for Pound’s ranked opponents. “Mikinyo” defeated his opponent in 6 of the last 9 victories Danny Kingad, Tilek Batyrov And Eugene Tokero In the middle. Moraes has never finished professionally and it will be more than two years since the last match he met Johnson.

Since his trade from Ultimate Fighting Championship, Johnson has encountered little difficulty in advancing the rank.Tricky first round Yuya Wakamatsu His promotional debut led to the submission of the next frame.Won the tournament, won the title shot with Moraes and defeated “Mighty Mouse” Tatsumitsu Wada And Kingad stamps his 2019 season. Like his enemies, Johnson didn’t compete in all of 2020.

In addition, the organization will be slots Eddie Alvarez (30-7, 1 NC) Played against a former title challenger in this card’s joint main event Iuri Lapicus (14-1). Unlike Johnson, former UFC champion Alvarez hit a big speed bump on his first trip to the One Ring.
Timofey Nastyukhin Knocked him out in the first round. “Underground King” returned against former champion Eduard Folayang And I submitted him in the opening round.Meanwhile, Lapicus recently suffered from his first career loss. Christian Lee In the title battle, Lee flattened Alvarez three seconds later (2:19) than he finished Forayan (2:16).

Finally, the promotion placed a major Muay Thai match on flyweight cards, letting champion Rodtang Jitmuangnon fight untitled against British Jacob Smith. At a later date, we may add matches and hold a live media conference call on January 27th to talk to fighters and fill out cards.


– MMA Sports

One championship to air TNT’s April 7th event featuring Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez

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