ONE On TNT 1: Moraes Vs Johnson Expert Analysis

ONE On TNT 1: Moraes Vs Johnson Expert Analysis

Written by on April 6, 2021

It’s another busy week of MMA action on tap, including an event that you can catch on cable television. That would be the ONE on TNT 1 event, which is set to go on Wednesday night at 10 PM EST. There are 5 fights on the main card here, including a Muay Thai bout. There was also supposed to be a kickboxing bout as part of the main card, but one of the fighters decided to pull out late. The event itself will be coming live from Singapore, and with so many fights to cover here, we should just jump right in and get the previews and predictions going so you can bet against their MMA odds.

ONE On TNT 1: Moraes Vs Johnson | MMA Betting

Oumar Kane Vs Mehdi Barghi

It will be the big men stepping into the octagon first, as we have a heavyweight battle getting things going on the main card. Kane is in the very early stages of his pro career and comes in with a perfect 2-0 record. Both wins came in the early rounds. Barghi has been a good deal more inconsistent in the early part of his pro career, putting together a 4-3 record. This is one that has a KO win for Kane written all over it.

Tyler McGuire Vs Raimond Magomedaliev

This Middleweight bout comes a little sooner than initially expected after the cancellation of the kickboxing bout that was originally on the main card. McGuire is an impressive 12-1, with the lone loss in his career come under the ONE banner, where he is currently 2-1. Magomedaliev is 7-1 overall and has had the same start to life in the ONE Championship as McGuire. This looks to be a very good fight, but I think Magomedaliev get the job done via KO.

Rodtang Jitmuangnon Vs Danial Williams

We get a little break in the MMA action with this bout, as it is a pair of Muay Thai fighters stepping into the octagon for this one. Jitmuangnon flips between this fighting style and kickboxing and has won 4 of his last 5 Muay Thai bouts, mostly by decision. This will be the first professional Muay Thai fight for Williams, which you have to believe puts him at a serious disadvantage. I have to go with Jitmuangnon to come away with the win.

Eddie Alvarez Vs Iuri Lapicus

The co-main event of the night is a Middleweight bout that features a fighter sure to be familiar to a lot of MMA fans. Eddie Alvarez spent a lot of time in the UFC and faced some of the best that the division has to offer. He is just 2-2-1 in his last 5 fights, though, and will be looking to get back on track here. Lapicus is a very solid 14-1 in his career, but he is coming off a devastating opening round loss last time out. I think he may be in trouble again in this one.

Adrano Moraes Vs Demetrious Johnson

The final fight of the night is a Bantamweight title bout that was originally supposed to happen last April, but which was postponed due to COVID. Moraes is the champion, his third reign in this division, coming into this bout with an 18-3 career mark. Demetrious Johnson is ranked as the #19 Middleweight fighter in the world and has an impressive 30-3-1 record, including wins in each of his last 3 fights. I think Johnson get the win and the belt in the early rounds.