Demetrious Johnson Challenges For The One Flyweight Championship On April 11

Former UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson will get a chance to become the One Flyweight Champion when he challenges Adriano Moraes this April.

One CEO Chatri Sityodtong announced the news via Twitter:

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Moraes (18-3-0) is making the first defense of the championship, as his second reign started after a victory over Geje Eustaquio at One Championship: Hero’s Ascent. Moraes has suffered three losses as a professional MMA fighter and two of those defeats came in title bouts. Moraes has picked up eighteen wins as a professional MMA fighter and half of them have come by way of submission.

Johnson (30-3-1) is coming off of a victorious run in the One Flyweight World Grand Prix, defeating Danny Kingad by unanimous decision in the finals. Johnson is also a former UFC Flyweight Champion, defeating Joseph Benavidez by split decision at UFC 152 to claim the gold. Johnson has suffered three losses as a professional MMA fighter and all of them came by way of decision.

One Championship: Moraes vs. Johnson takes place on Saturday, April 11 from a location to be announced with Adriano Moraes and Demetrious Johnson headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on Bleacher Report Live.

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