5 ONE Championship Matches We'd Like to See in 2021

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2020 was a strange year for ONE Championship as the coronavirus pandemic forced the Singapore-based promotion to not hold events for nearly six months...
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However, it still managed to showcase the continued emergence of Asian stars and budding rivalries that highlighted much of the year. ONE will welcome back those athletes in addition to top stars like Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez in 2021 after neither were able to compete last year.

There are plenty of dream matches to think about for the new year. Here are five that we'd like to see in 2021.

Adriano Moraes vs. Demetrious Johnson

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2021 finally has to be the year for Moraes vs. Johnson, right?

Johnson's eyes have been on Moraes' flyweight title since he joined ONE in 2018. After winning the world grand prix, "Mighty Mouse" earned that championship shot, and the two were set to face off in April of 2020. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, their match was postponed and is now slated for Feb. 24 in Singapore.

It will be a matchup between the three-time ONE flyweight champion in Moraes and the greatest flyweight of all time in Johnson. This has been a dream match among fans for a while now, so hopefully their meeting will in fact happen next month.

Eddie Alvarez vs. Iuri Lapicus or Saygid Arslanaliev

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We haven't seen Alvarez in action since August of 2019, the longest layoff of his career. He was supposed to face Saygid Arslanaliev in the lightweight world grand prix in October 2019, but he was forced to pull out because of injury. It was rumored that ONE wanted to…
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