ONE Championship and Amazon kicked off their partnership with a press conference on Wednesday, July 20, in Los Angeles.
The two companies confirmed the partnership will get started with ONE On Prime Video 1: Moraes vs. Johnson II on August 26. In addition to the first event, the following four shows were given dates.
The following four U.S. primetime shows will be held on September 30, October 21, November 18, and December 2.
“This is an incredibly exciting time for us at Prime Video with our first-ever ONE event streaming live in August. It’s an opportunity for us to connect with ONE’s large and passionate fan base and for us to introduce millions of new fans to ONE Championship,” said Marie Donoghue, Vice President of Global Sports Video, Amazon.
Johnson expressed his excitement to get the rematch on the massive stream giant’s platform as he looks to add another gold belt to his collection.
“It feels amazing, you know. It’s a great platform to be on and get my shot at Adriano Moraes, who’s an amazing athlete. We’re training extremely hard and hope we get this win down. I’m excited, man,” said Johnson.
The reigning flyweight king echoed those sentiments. Moraes, who knocked Johnson out in their first meeting, is honored to be given the marquee spot for the first event on Prime Video.
“I feel blessed to be [on] the front line of the biggest event ever in ONE Championship. I’ve been with the company for a long time, and I feel like I’ve been gifted [with this opportunity]. I’m excited — let’s go [win this fight] again,” said “Mikinho.”
ONE on Prime Video 1: Moraes vs. Johnson II will air live on Friday, August 26, on Prime Video at 9 p.m. EST/6 p.m. PST.