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ONE 161: Flyweight champion Adriano Moraes to rematch Demetrious Johnson

ONE Championship flyweight champion Adriano Moraes and former UFC champ Demetrious Johnson are set to collide again in August.

ONE confirmed Friday that the rematch will main event the ONE 161 event set for Aug. 27 in Singapore which can be seen on Aug. 26 in North America primetime on Amazon Prime Video.

Moraes (20-3-0), 33, defeated Johnson at ONE on TNT 1 in April 2021 and went on to defend against Yuya Wakamatsu at ONE: X earlier in March.

Johnson (30-4-1), 35, won a special rules bout with ONE Muay Thai champion Rodtang Jitmuangnon at ONE: X last September. He will be looking to add the flyweight crown to his collection.

More bouts are expected to be announced.


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

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