Former UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson is set to fight for the ONE flyweight title in February 2021.
ONE Championship confirmed today that 125-pound champion Adriano Moraes (18-3-0) will defend his belt against Johnson (30-3-1) on Feb. 24, that was originally scheduled in April before the COVID-19 pandemic delayed it.
Save the date! Demetrious Johnson is BACK on 24 February against ONE Flyweight World Champion Adriano Moraes 👑 @MightyMouse @adrianomkmoraes #ONEBigBang #WeAreONE #ONEChampionship pic.twitter.com/w4XWtndU82
— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) December 4, 2020
The venue and location of the title fight is to be determined.
Moraes is a two-time ONE flyweight champion, recapturing it last year with a decision win over Geje Eustaquio in his last bout.
Johnson, 34, was traded by the UFC to ONE for Ben Askren in October 2018. “Mighty Mouse” won the ONE flyweight world Grand Prix in October 2019, which set up the flyweight title shot with Moraes.