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Heavy favorite Demetrious Johnson not taking Japanese foe lightly in 1st ONE fight

first_imgPanelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles — INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) March 29, 2019Johnson and Wakamatsu mix it up in a Flyweight World Grand Prix quarterfinal as part of a mouth-watering fight card in ONE’s inaugural show in Japan.The 32-year-old Johnson owns a 27-3 record and has never been stopped throughout his career.Counted out, Wakamatsu aims to deliver a big-time upset against one of the top pound-for-pound fighters ever.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Wakamatsu’s resume may be nowhere near Johnson’s but the hard-hitting Japanese has shown he has knockout power to overcome a seemingly insurmountable hurdle.“This is the next step in my evolution as an athlete. It should be interesting. For me it’s a long time coming, fighting in front of my Japanese fan base,” Johnson said. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. [email protected], who many regard as MMA’s pound-for-pound greatest, is set to make his @ONEChampionship debut this Sunday. Here, he talks about his foray into the Flyweight Grand Prix, @TeamLakay, the fight stable’s Danny Kingad, and Asian fighters. #ANewEra | @inquirerdotnet pic.twitter.com/n6aogUgeVf Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving ONE: Yuya Wakamatsu looking for knockout against debuting Demetrious Johnson Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Demetrious Johnson is making his debut in ONE Championship.TOKYO, Japan—Demetrious Johnson is undeniably the overwhelming pick when he makes his keenly-awaited debut for ONE Championship against Yuya Wakamatsu on Sunday night.But despite being heavily favored, Johnson vowed to guard himself against complacency.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants MOST READ Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Google Philippines names new country director View comments READ: ONE: Yuya Wakamatsu looking for knockout against debuting Demetrious Johnson“I’m not taking Yuya Wakamatsu lightly. I just want to go out there and do what I do best, be the best Demetrious Johnson I can be,” he said during a press conference Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img

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