Demetrius Johnson (36, USA), regarded as the greatest fighter in the history of the mixed martial arts flyweight division, announced his intention to compete with Mikey Musmechi (26, USA), who is recognized for his world-class ground skills in the same weight class.
Demetrius Johnson said in an interview published on the official website of Asia’s largest martial arts organization ‘ONE Championship’ on the 19th, “I think I will probably have a grappling match with Musmechi.”
One Championship is a competition company that operates not only mixed martial arts but also kickboxing, Muay Thai, and submission grappling champion systems. Johnson became the One Championship Mixed Martial Arts Flyweight Champion in August 2022, and Musmechi became the One Championship Submission Grappling Flyweight Champion in October of last year.
With 12 consecutive UFC championship wins from 2012 to 2017, Johnson has established himself as the strongest fighter in mixed martial arts flyweight history. Musmechi shines in the 2017/2018/2019/2021 International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) world championship gold medal.
After winning the One Championship championship match, Musmechi said, “The matchup I’ve been dreaming of is against Johnson. If you face off against a mixed martial arts legend, there will be more eyes to see than a normal submission grappling match,” he suggested.
Musmechi politely requested a match with Johnson even after the successful first defense of the title on the 14th. Johnson was at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand (capacity: 11,440) as a guest commentator for the One Championship.스포츠토토
In this one championship submission grappling flyweight title match, it was also a hot topic that the challenger Gantumur Bayanduuren (26, Mongolia), who did not surrender, endured for 12 minutes to the end and led to a decision match as much as the champion Musmechi’s skills.
Johnson admired, “Gantumur’s physical elasticity and recovery, and the flexibility of his legs (to the joint technique used by Musmechi) were truly amazing.”
In an interview on the official One Championship website, Johnson also revealed his old relationship with Musmechi to improve his ground skills as a mixed martial arts fighter.
Johnson, who praised Musmechi as “the wizard of Jiu-Jitsu,” said before joint training, “If you hold my leg (to apply a joint), I have no intention of testing flexibility. I will surrender right away.”
Johnson is overwhelmingly dominant in mixed martial arts that can punch and kick, and submission grappling in Musmatch. It is necessary to agree with the One Championship and the two players on how to face off.