Rescheduled One ‘X’ Card Features Demetrious Johnson, Two Title Bouts on March 26
One Championship will return to full capacity crowds with a bang in March.
During an appearance on "The MMA Hour,” One CEO Chatri Sityodtong announced that the previously postponed One “X” card will now take place on March 26 in Singapore with a special rules fight between Demetrious Johnson and muay Thai standout Rodtang Jitmuangnon in a featured bout. The card will also see Angela Lee defend her atomweight belt against Nong Stamp in the official main event, while Adriano Moraes will put his flyweight belt on the line against Yuya Wakamatsu.
Additionally, Eddie Alvarez, Shinya Aoki and Sage Northcutt are also expect to compete at the event, according to Sityodtong. Their bouts will be finalized in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, Sityodtong also revealed that Bibiano Fernandes is expected to defend his bantamweight crown against John Lineker at One Championship “Bad Blood” on Feb. 11.
Johnson vs. Jituangnon will consist of four, three-minute rounds, with the ruleset alternating between muay Thai and MMA in each frame. Four-ounce gloves will be worn for the contest.
Johnson began his promotional tenure with three consecutive triumphs to win the One flyweight grand prix. “Mighty Mouse” came up short in his bid for the title, when he suffered a second-round knockout loss to Adriano Moraes at One on TNT 1 on April 7.
Jituangnon is widely regarded as the No. 1 pound-for-pound muay Thai fighter in the world and owns a career mark of 267-42-10 in that realm. The 24-year-old is currently on a 10-bout winning streak under the One banner.
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