ONE Championship is set to make its much-anticipated debut on United States soil later TONIGHT (Fri., May 5, 2023) with ONE Fight Night 10: “Johnson vs. Moraes III” inside 1stBank Center in Denver, Colorado. The event features a third (and perhaps final) title fight between current Flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson, and former title holder, Adriano Moraes.
The series is tied at one a piece, with each man scoring a knockout win over the other. In their first meeting in April 2021, Moraes knocked out “Mighty Mouse” with a knee in round two (highlights). In the rematch 16 months later, Johnson got his revenge with an epic flying knee stoppage over the Brazilian bomber (see it here).
The remainder of the card will be a mixture of combat disciplines ranging from kickboxing, mixed martial arts (MMA) and Muay Thai, featuring fighters such as Sage Northcutt, Aung La Nsang, Mikey Musumeci and Stamp Fairtex.
The action is set to begin at 8 p.m. ET streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime.
ONE FIGHT NIGHT 10 QUICK RESULTS:
125 lbs.: Demetrious Johnson (c) vs. Adriano Moraes
125 lbs.: Rodtang Jitmuangnon vs. Edgar Tabares (Muay Thai) – Jitmuangnon via second-round knockout
125 lbs.: Mikey Musumeci (c) vs. Osamah Almarwai (grappling championship ) – Musumeci via rear-naked choke
105 lbs.: Stamp Fairtex vs. Alyse Anderson – Fairtex via second-round knockout (kick to the body) — HIGHLIGHTS!
170 lbs.: Roberto Soldic vs. Zebaztian Kadestam – Kadestam via second round knockout
155 lbs.: Sage Northcutt vs. Ahmed Mujtaba – Northcutt via first-round submission (heel hook) — HIGHLIGHTS!
185 lbs.: Aung La Nsang vs. Fan Rong – Nsang via second round submission (guillotine)
115 lbs.: Jackie Buntan vs. Diandra Martin – Buntan via first-round TKO
185 lbs.: Reinier de Ridder vs. Tye Ruotolo (submission grappling) – Ruotolo via unanimous decision
135 lbs.: Kairat Akhmetov vs. Reece McLaren – Akhmetov via unanimous decision
155 lbs.: Ok Rae Yoon vs. Lowen Tynanes – Yoon via unanimous decision
ONE FIGHT NIGHT 10 PLAY-BY-PLAY:
125 lbs.: Demetrious Johnson (c) vs. Adriano Moraes
Round 1: Big calf kick from Johnson to start things off. They are exchanging kicks through the first minute of the fight, trying to find their distance. Johnson walking Moraes down. Nice right hand connects for Johnson. A lot of feeling out from both men. Moraes catches Johnson’s kick and Moraes whiffs on a flying knee. Johnson lunges in and Moraes grabs a hold of him and they clinch against the cage. Underhooks for Moraes, who then lands a nice kick to the body and Johnson returns fire with the same shot. Grappling against the cage and Moraes lands a solid knee to the mid-section. Herb Dean calling for action. Moreas has firm control of Johnson. Dean steps in and separates. Kick to the body lands for Johnson. Tough round to call. 10-9 Moraes
Round 2: Moraes coming out a bit more aggressive, trying to walk the champion down. Johnson not retreating, though, as he lands a kick to the body. Nice solid right hand down the pipe lands for Moraes. Kick to the body lands for Moraes, who rocks Johnson with a left hook that staggered the champion. Moraes catches Johnson’s kick and they clinch against the cage. Moraes lands some knees to the midsection. Johnson landing some shots to the ribs. Johnson seprated and lands a shower on the way out. Moraes once again clinches against the cage. Johnson reverses position and he picks Moraes up and slams him to the canvas. Nice level change and great double leg takedown from Moraes. Shoulder thrusts fro Johnson and they separate toward the center. 10-9Johnson
Muay Thai 125 lbs.: Rodtang Jitmuangnon vs. Edgar Tabares
Round 1: Push kick from Jitmuangnon. Tabares answers back with a high kick. Tabares tries a spinning elbow, Jitmuangnon smiles it off. High kick from Jitmuangnon. Push kick from Tabares. Nice kick to the body and a powerful right hand lands for Jitmuangnon. They exchange calf kicks and Tabares digs to the body. Jitmuangnon with a solid shot to the body and he tags Tabares with a huge kick. Tabares working the calf kicks. Tabares goes up high as the round comes to an end. 10-9 Jitmuangnon
Round 2: Tabares with another calf kick, follows it up with a solid body kick. Jitmuangnon works the pushkick and lands a powerful right hand that sends Tabares to the cage. One-two for Tabares and an inside elbow lands for Jitmuangnon. Solid one two from Jitmuangnon. Tabares working the body kicks. Jitmuangnon lands a solid elbow right to the kisser and Tabares goes down! The referee urges him to get up but Tabares is down for the count. What a kill-shot from the champion!
Final result: Jitmuangnon via second-round knockout
Submission Grappling 125 lbs.: Mikey Musumeci (c) vs. Osamah Almarwai
Round 1: Musumeci drops to the canvas and is looking fo an ankle lock. Almarwai is in trouble but he looks to be out of it. Musumeci still holding on to the lock, and is cranking on it. Almarwai working the hands, trying to get out of immediate danger. He’s hot the heel hook again and he is cranking on it hard but Almarwai is out of danger but Musumeci is scoring points here. Almarwai is back to his feet and Musumeci is once again working the ankle. He is relentless. A lot of scoring opportunities for Musumeci while Almarwai is playing defense so far. We are halfway through the single 10-minute round. Musumeci has called the sixth catch in favor of Musumeci, who is dominating the match so far. Almarwai is pretty much stuck here because Musumeci is NOT letting go whatsoever. Almarwai finally breaks free. Musumeci looking for his first scoring opportunity but Musumeci has amazing defense. He latches on to the ankle one more time. Musumeci now takes Amarwai’s back and is looking for the rear-naked choke. He has it and Almarwai taps. What a dominant performance by the champion.
Final result: Musumeci def. Almarwai via rear-naked choke
105 lbs.: Stamp Fairtex vs. Alyse Anderson
Round 1: Anderson starts off with a high kick, blocked. Fairtex with a kick to the body. A lot of feints from Anderson. Overhand right misses everything from Anderson. Fairtex with a huge leg kick. Nice one-two for Fairtex and she rocks Anderson. She goes in to pounce but Anderson clinches against the cage and she takes Fairtex down. Fairtex reverses position and she is now on top. Anderson looking for an inverted triangle. Fairtex looks like she;s not in danger at the moment. Anderson is still working it and Fairtex escapes. The referee brings the action back to the feet. Anderson clinches straight away and Fairtex escapes. Anderson lunges in with a one-two combo. Spinning backfist lands for Anderson, well executed. Straight right hand lands for Fairtex. Anderson shoots in for a takedown, stuffed. Fairtex firing knees to the mid-section. Anderson looking for the takedown. Fairtex retreating a bit, Anderson lands a kick to the body to end the round. 10-9 Anderson
Round 2: Nice jab for Fairtex. Anderson catches a kick from Fairtex. She goes for the takedown but Fairtex manages to swing around and is now hanging on her back looking for a rear-naked choke. Stall in action as Fairtex is still hanging on her back, referee calling for more action. Front kick lands for Anderson. Wild uppercut from Fairtex catches nothing but air. Fairtex throws another kick and Anderson once again takes her to the cage. The separate and Fairtex lands a huge kick to the body that sends Anderson crashing to the canvas in pain and the referee steps in to put an end to the fight. What. A. Shot!
Final result: Fairtex def. Anderson via second-round knockout — WATCH HIGHLIGHTS!
170 lbs.: Roberto Soldic vs. Zebaztian Kadestam
Round 1: Soldic starts off with a clean right hand. Kadestam counters with a right hand. Soldic with an overhand right that rocks Kadestam. Soldic with a high kick. Kadestam light on his feet, retreating at the moment. Soldic cutting off the cage and land kick to the body. Kadestam throws a high kick and Soldic blocks it. Straight right hand finds its mark for Soldic. Nice body shot from Soldic and Kadestam tries to counter with a right hand, blocked. Soldic is stalking and lands a one-two combo. body then the head shot. Soldic digs a right hand in Kadestam’s ribs. Kadestam eating a lot of hard shots. Soldic with a straight right down the center and Kadestam is cut about his left eye. 10-9 Soldic
Round 2:Soldic stalkin again. Front kick form Kadestam. Stiff jab from Soldic and then a body shot. Kick to the body for Solid and Kadestam drops Soldic. Kadestam tags him with a huge right hand. Kadestam is smelling blood and he is pouncing, A huge right hand drops Soldic and the referee steps in to put an end to the fight. WOW, what a comeback!
Final result: Kadestam def. Soldic via second round knockout
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