Demetrious Johnson to Challenge Adriano Moraes for One Flyweight Belt on April 11

By Tristen Critchfield Jan 12, 2020


Demetrious Johnson will square off against reigning One Championship flyweight titlist Adriano Moraes on April 11 in China.

One CEO Chatri Sityodtong announced the matchup on Sunday evening.

Johnson earned a shot at the belt after besting Yuya Wakamatsu, Tatsumitsu Wada and Danny Kingad in the promotion’s flyweight grand prix last year. “Mighty Mouse” exited the UFC after losing his 125-pound belt in a split-decision to Henry Cejudo at UFC 227 in August 2018. In One, Johnson is essentially competing at 135 pounds due to the organization’s weight class parameters.

Moraes recaptured flyweight gold with a five-round verdict over Geje Eustaquio at One Championship “Hero’s Ascent” on Jan. 25. He previously lost to Eustaquio via split decision in June 2018. The Brazilian owns an 18-3 career mark, with all three of his defeats coming via split decision.

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