Buchecha, Nong-O Added To ONE 161, Full Card Revealed

ONE Championship returns to U.S. primetime on Friday, August 26, with ONE 161: Moraes vs. Johnson II. Now, the entire lineup has been set.

Buchecha, Nong-O Added To ONE 161

The promotion released the full 8-match lineup on Friday, giving fans a taste of mixed martial arts and Muay Thai madness.


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Atop the card was the previously announced rematch between ONE Flyweight World Champion Adriano Moraes and Demetrious Johnson. The highly-anticipated showdown will be a massive main event to determine the top flyweight in the world.

Joining that title tilt in the co-main event will be a phenomenal contest for the ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Title.

Following his exciting come-from-behind win earlier this year, Liam Harrison secured his shot at Nong-O Gaiyanghadao. The Brit will get his crack at the legend at ONE 161 and will try to secure his own legacy with a victory.

Also announced previously, Rodtang Jitmuangnon and Savvas Michael will meet on the main card to see who can punch their ticket to the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix final later this year.

Kicking off the main card will be an alternate bout for the ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Grand Prix. Amir Naseri will take on Jonathan Haggerty in an exciting three-round battle, with the winner having a chance to jump into the final if needed.

Heavyweights will not be left out of the equation. Two massive mixed martial arts contests will also roar into the Circle on the main card.

Amir Aliakbari returns to face Mauro Cerilli, while Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida will try to stay perfect against Kirill Grishenko.

Before the main card begins, Muay Thai artists Diandra Martin and Amber Kitchen meet on the lead card, with Itsuki Hirata taking on Lin Heqin in the featured lead card contest.

The ONE 161 lineup is ready to shine from the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Friday, August 26. The action is set to begin at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT with the main card to follow at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT.

ONE 161 Main Card

  • ONE Flyweight World Championship: Adriano Moraes vs. Demetrious Johnson
  • ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Championship: Nong-O Gaiyanghadao vs. Liam Harrison
  • Flyweight World Grand Prix Semifinal: Rodtang Jitmuangnon vs. Savvas Michael
  • Marcus Almeida vs. Kirill Grishenko
  • Amir Aliakbari vs. Mauro Cerilli
  • Amir Naseri vs. Jonathan Haggerty

ONE 161 Lead Card

  • Itsuki Hirata vs. Lin Heqin
  • Diandra Martin vs. Amber Kitchen

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