ONE Fight Night 10 will rock the 1stBank Center in Colorado on May 5 as ONE Championship touches down in the United States. After months of build-up, the time for the bell to ring is finally here. And the 11-bout lineup is incredible.
There is plenty to break down from the event, but heading into the evening, there are a few storylines that stand out. Title tilts, contender bouts, and just pure excitement await. Here are three storylines to keep an eye on when ONE Fight Night 10 begins.
Three Things to Watch at ONE Fight Night 10
The main event is incredible. Demetrious Johnson and Adriano Moraes have already had two insane matches that were split between the two warriors with devastating knee knockouts. Now they return to settle the series.
Moraes is tall and long. The physical attributes of the Brazilian have given Johnson problems in the first two bouts. Moraes was drained in the second bout once the American found his rhythm. Who will make the right adjustments for the third match? It may all come down to who has the better game plan.
In the lead-up to the match, Johnson has teased that it could possibly be his last go inside the Circle. As one of the all-time greats, “Mighty Mouse” is looking off into the sunset while still at the top of his game. If Johnson decides to hang up the gloves, that makes his final performance something fans cannot miss.
The Atomweight Title Eliminator
Heading into ONE Fight Night 10, it was known Ham Seo Hee would get a shot at the ONE Interim Atomweight World Championship. Then ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong announced that if Stamp Fairtex defeated Alyse Anderson, she would take the spot on the other side of the Circle. At the pre-event press conference, Sityodtong announced that the same offer was on the table for “Lil’ Savage.”
Stamp has been hard at work on his grappling, but her striking is where she holds a decided advantage. Likewise, Anderson has been trying to round out her game, and ahead of the event, she spent time living with Pat Barry and Rose Namajunas to prepare for this specific matchup. Both contenders have put in the work to take advantage of the opportunity.
The atomweight bout was already a clash of styles that would have been interesting. Now there are added stakes that will shake up the division. This interim title eliminator will deliver endless excitement while both women try to punch their ticket to a shot at destiny.
The Return of Sage Northcutt
Sage Northcutt has been out of action for nearly four years. In his ONE debut, the American suffered multiple facial fractures against Cosmo Alexandre, but he will return at lightweight against Ahmed Mujtaba. What can fans expect? That’s the question that hovers over his return.
For some, dramatic knockouts and injuries change them as an athlete. Is that “Super” Sage, or will the Team Alpha Male star find stunning success in his return as if nothing ever happened? Nobody will know until the bell rings.
And Mujtaba may be one of the most unheralded athletes on the card. He has shown knockout power and submitted a BJJ black belt in his last victory. In Northcutt’s absence, the AKA athlete has risen quietly to become a force. Northcutt will have to be on point, and with all the unknowns, it makes this matchup something fans cannot miss.
ONE Fight Night 10 airs live on Friday, May 5. The event begins on YouTube at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT with two bonus bouts before the main card airs on Prime Video at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. The event is free for all Amazon Prime subscribers in the U.S. and Canada.