Singapore: ONE Championship™ (ONE) athletes, Demetrious Johnson, Iuri Lapicus, Raimond Magomedaliev, and Oumar Kane, spoke to the media ahead of the highly-anticipated event, “ONE on TNT I,” which broadcasts live from the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Wednesday, April 7 (Thursday, April 8 in Asia). To watch Part 1 of the interviews you can go here.
Watch the main card live on TNT at 10 p.m. EST or on the Watch TNT app at 10 p.m. EST/7 p.m. PST. On the West Coast, the main card will also be available on TNT on a delay at 10 p.m. PST. In addition, the main card will be available live on Bleacher Report and the B/R app at 10 p.m. EST/7 p.m. PST. To view the main card on digital platforms, fans will need to log in with their cable subscription credentials. You can catch the prelims on B/R App, B/R Live, Bleacher Report, B/R Live YouTube, and B/R MMA Twitter at 8:30 p.m. EST/5:30 p.m. PST.
Mehdi Barghi, Kane’s original opponent, was removed from the card due to health and safety protocols. He was replaced by Patrick Schmid who will now battle Kane in a mixed martial arts contest.
ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix and 12-time UFC World Champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson faces reigning ONE Flyweight World Champion Adriano “Mikinho” Moraes for the World Title in the evening’s main event. Johnson talked about getting motivated for new challenges, his thoughts on the fight against Moraes, coming in as a challenger for the ONE World Title, and more.
Demetrious Johnson (Full Interview):
Former ONE World Title challenger and current #2-ranked lightweight contender Iuri Lapicus takes on the toughest test of his career when he battles multiple-time former lightweight world champion Eddie “The Underground King” Alvarez in the evening’s co-main event. Lapicus talked about the skills he has worked on specifically in preparation for Alvarez, pulling off the upset as an underdog heading into the fight, losing his undefeated record and the pressure that came with it, and more.
Iuri Lapicus (Full Interview):
Russian welterweight Raimond Magomedaliev locks horns with tough American, former ONE World Title challenger Tyler McGuire. Magomedaliev talked about his improvements and the lessons he learned against James Nakashima, what he needs to do to beat McGuire, his diverse martial arts skill set, and more.
Raimond Magomedaliev (Full Interview):
Heavyweight sensation “Reug Reug” Oumar Kane steps into the Circle with the hard-hitting Patrick “Big Swiss” Schmid. Kane talked about his thoughts on the current heavyweight division in ONE Championship, the spotlight and exposure he’s getting early in his career, making a run at the ONE Heavyweight World Championship, and more.
Oumar Kane (Full Interview):
Main Card for “ONE on TNT I”
Adriano Moraes vs. Demetrious Johnson (ONE Flyweight World Championship)
Eddie Alvarez vs. Iuri Lapicus (Mixed Martial Arts – Lightweight)
Rodtang Jitmuangnon vs. Danial Williams (Muay Thai – Catchweight of 61.5-kg)
Lead Card For “ONE on TNT I”
Tyler McGuire vs. Raimond Magomedaliev (Mixed Martial Arts – Welterweight)
Rade Opacic vs. Patrick Schmid (Kickboxing – Heavyweight)
“Reug Reug” Oumar Kane vs. Patrick Schmid (Mixed Martial Arts – Heavyweight)
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