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ONE Championship announces signing of Demetrious Johnson

ONE Championship announced yesterday in a press release the signing of Demetrious Johnson (27-3-1) to its roster.

Crossfire Vault – Demetrious Johnson eager to ‘earn way’ to ONE Championship flyweight belt

The signing is part of a reported trade between the UFC and ONE, who is expected to announce the signing of ONE welterweight champion Ben Askren (18-0-0, 1NC) shortly.

Johnson is participating in a media conference call tonight to discuss his new home.

“Mighty Mouse,” 32, is the inaugural UFC flyweight champion, winning it in 2012 at UFC 152 in Toronto. He defended it a UFC record 11 times before losing it this summer to Henry Cejudo at UFC 227 in August. His trainer Matt Hume, is a ONE vice-president, and reportedly played an instrumental role in the trade.

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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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