Adriano Moraes vs Demetrious Johnson Gets Relocated From China
Wuhan Coronavirus continues to cause disruptions to the world of sport. ONE Championship has now also been effected, with its ONE: Reign Of Dynasties in Chongqing, China being relocated. This comes just weeks after it was announced that Demetrious Johnson would challenge Adriano Moraes for the ONE flyweight world title in the main event.
The card will still go ahead but will instead take place in Jakarta, Indonesia on the same date. The name of the card will change however. Although ONE Championship is yet to announce its new name.
According to MMA Fighting, since the outbreak of wuhan coronavirus, there have been more than 24,000 confirmed cases globally and at least 490 deaths. Most of the cases have come from China but around a dozen other countries have also confirmed cases, including the United States and Thailand.
Last weekend, the TSA implemented a ban on non-US citizens entering the country, who have been in China within fourteen days. Earlier today, we reported that as a result of this, Zhang Weili, Li Jingliang and Xiaonan Yan have all moved their training camps to Thailand for two weeks.
Zhang and Li both fight in Las Vegas on March 7th at UFC 247. Weili defends her UFC strawweight title against Joanna Jedrzejczyk, while Jingnliang faces Neil Magny. Xiaonan is set to face Karolina Kowalkiewicz on February 23rd at UFC Auckland.
The news that ONE Championship has been forced to more it’s first China card of 2020, comes a day before ONE: Warrior’s Code goes down at the Istora Senayan in Jakarta.
In the last hour, it has been reported in the Thai press that there has been a change of opponent in the ONE: Warrior’s Code main event. Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy will now face Pongsiri PK SaenchaiGym, for the inaugural ONE featherweight Muay Thai world title.
Petchmorakot was originally supposed to face Jamal Yusupov for the title but after the Russian failed a medical test, he was replaced by Detrit Sathian MuayThai. The Thai superstar will now face his third scheduled opponent Friday night.