Aung La Nsang will be back in action at ONE on Prime Video 10. The Burmese middleweight takes on Fan Rong in the US on May 5th.
La Nsang (28-13-0-1) was last seen in action at ONE 163 last year. He finished fellow veteran Yushin Okami in the first round and has been rewarded with a fast turnaround here.
La Nsang held the middleweight and light heavyweight titles and at one stage was the most dominant fighter on the entire roster. But his stock has fallen after a run of three losses in four fights that saw him lose both belts to Reinier de Ridder.
While La Nsang will be fighting twice in the space of three months Rong (19-3) has not competed at al in 2022. He was last seen at ONE: ‘Winter Warriors’ getting submitted by Vitaly Bigdash, who also holds two wins over La Nsang, in the third round.
As previously announced Demetrious Johnson will face Adriano Moraes for the third time in a fight which will headline ONE Championship’s US debut. The American will be putting his flyweight title on the line.
Johnson (24-4-1) is regarded as being the best flyweight of all time. He successfully defended his UFC 125lbs belt 11 times, a promotional record, before signing for ONE Championship in a swap with Ben Askren.
He won the flyweight Grand Prix to earn a shot at champion Adriano Moraes. But Johnson came up short first time around, getting stopped by the Brazilian in the second round at ONE on TNT in 2021.
Johnson would get his revenge at ONE on Prime Video 1 earlier this year. He finished Moreas with a flying knee in the second round to capture the second title of his career.
Moraes (20-4) saw his three fight winning streak ended that night. He will be looking to become the ONE Championship flyweight title holder for the fourth time.
— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) August 27, 2022
Meanwhile Ahmed Mujtaba has been matched with a UFC veteran at ONE Fight Night 10. The Pakistani will be travelling to Colorado to take on Sage Northcutt
Mujtaba (10-2) is coming off two extremely impressive first round stoppage wins. At ONE 163 last year he showcased his grappling skills to submit BJJ black belt Abraão Amorim with a triangle choke.
By contrast Northcutt (10-3) was knocked out in the opening round of his ONE Championship debut in 2019. Opponent Cosmo Alexandre has long since retired but the American has been out of action after suffering some serious facial injuries in that fight.
Northcutt had been one of the UFC’s biggest stars and was on a three fight winning streak when he left the promotion. His decision to sign with ONE Championship made headlines in the MMA world and he will be dropping back down to lightweight for this fight.
— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) May 17, 2019
An atomweight fight has been added to the ONE Fight Night 10 card. Stamp Fairtex will be taking on Alyse Anderson at the 1stBank Centre on May 5th.
Last year Stamp (9-2) won the promotion’s atomweight Grand Prix and earned a title shot but was submitted in the second round by Angela Lee. Anderson (6-2) is coming off a come from behind submission win over Asha Roka at ONE 157.
Stamp took part in a strawweight kickboxing bout last month, beating Supergirl Jaroonsakgym by decision. But she will be returning to MMA and appears to have put her ambitions to win a belt in another sport on the backburner.
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This will be the first time that ONE Championship has promoted an event outside of Asia. Chatri Sityodtong promised fans ‘an unforgettable show’,
“This is a monumental day in the history of ONE Championship as we announce our U.S. on-ground debut in Colorado on Friday, May 5. We are very grateful for the support of the state athletic commission and look forward to putting on an unforgettable show for our passionate fanbase in the U.S. and watching around the world,” he said.