Meeting for the third time, reigning ONE flyweight world champion Demetrious Johnson is looking to put a dot on his rivalry with Adriano Moraes and move on to the next chapter of his career.
‘Mighty Mouse’ faces off against ‘Mikinho’ in a trilogy fight at ONE Fight Night 10 on Prime Video on May 5 in Colorado, U.S.A. The showdown is the headlining offering at ONE Championship’s first-ever live on-ground event in the United States.
Demetrious Johnson said that while battling Adriano Moraes has been challenging and a thrill for him, it is time for them to move on after their rubber match next month.
He told FOX 13 Seattle in an interview:
“I think the biggest thing is when you’re in the gym and you’re working constantly with the same person for the third time, it kind of gets stale, is a good word to use. So hopefully, we go out there and we settle the score, we go 2-1 and move on to what’s next.”
Watch the interview below:
The two flyweight greats split their first two world title matches in ONE Championship.
Moraes successfully defended the ONE flyweight world title in April 2021 by knocking out Johnson in the second round. ‘Mighty Mouse’ then exacted payback in August last year by fashioning out his own KO victory in the fourth frame to be crowned the new divisional king.
Prior to becoming the world champion, Demetrious Johnson ruled the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix, where he outlasted all the best contenders in the division. He defeated Filipino fighter Danny Kingad in the final by unanimous decision.
ONE Fight Night 10 will take place at 1stBank Center in Colorado and will be aired live and for free to all North American fans with an active Prime Video subscription.