• Demetrious Johnson can potentially upset Adriano Moraes
  • Nong-O Gaiyanghadao is poised to win at ONE on Prime Video 1
  • Superlek, Hirata and Kadestam are likely to come out victorious

ONE Championship is set to make its long-awaited return to North American territories with ONE on Prime Video 1 happening on Friday, August 26.

With such a star-studded lineup across the card for both mixed martial arts (MMA) and Muay Thai fans, predicting the outcomes is just as fun as watching the fights themselves.

Demetrious Johnson
ONE Championship star Demetrious Johnson in his corner getting ready for a match. ONE Championship

Adriano Moraes vs. Demetrious Johnson

Winner: Demetrious Johnson

In a rematch that took a year and some change to take place, Demetrious Johnson gets his chance to take down the reigning flyweight champion in Adriano Moraes.

Moraes wrote himself into the storied career of "DJ" after he handed the AMC Pankration fighter his first-ever knockout loss with a brutal knee to the face.

While the details for the rematch were being worked out, Johnson continued to work on his skills privately and is preparing for what could be the defining match of his career.

The truth of the matter is that both men have such refined skill sets that it can go either way and a single mistake by Moraes or Johnson could instantly swing the momentum in their favor.

This time, however, Johnson has a better chance of coming out the victor thanks to his ability to work on his mistakes and prepare better in the case of a rematch.

Add in the fact that his unending gas tank, when paired with his relentless and dynamic work rate, could push Moraes to his absolute limit, and ONE Championship's flyweight division may just have a new champion at the end of ONE on Prime Video 1.

Nong-O Gaiyanghadao, ONE Championship
ONE bantamweight Muay Thai champion Nong-O Gaiyanghadao celebrates his victory over Felipe Lobo at ONE X on March 26, 2022. ONE Championship

Nong-O Gaiyanghadao vs. Liam Harrison

Winner: Nong-O Gaiyanghadao

The ONE bantamweight Muay Thai title is up for grabs in the co-main event as Thailand's Nong-O Gaiyanghadao will look to fend off his sixth challenger in the form of Liam Harrison.

Nong-O previously expressed his desire to knock Harrison out in front of fans streaming the event via Amazon Prime Video as a way to help promote Muay Thai while also showcasing how potent the style's striking is.

For Harrison, being the next man up to face the Thai star is a well-deserved shout by ONE Championship as his TKO victory over Muangthai P.K. Saenchai has shown glimpses of his abilities to possibly upset Nong-O.

However, Nong-O is fighting for a much bigger cause than himself and may have the enough amount of motivation to defend his title for the seventh time.

Savvas Michael, ONE Championship
Savvas Michael throws a body shot against Singtongnoi Por Telakun during their fight at ONE: Warriors of Light on May 10, 2019. ONE Championship

Rodtang Jitmuangnon vs. Savvas Michael

Winner: Savvas Michael

The most anticipated bracket of the ONE Flyweight Muay Thai Word Grand Prix, Thai superstar Rodtang Jitmuangnon and Cyprus' Savvas Michael will do battle just ahead of the co-main event.

Rodtang, currently holding the division's title, is out to prove that no one in the division can match his skill set as he looks to solidify his dominance.

Fellow countryman and bantamweight Muay Thai king Nong-O Gaiyanghadao revealed that Rodtang could very well take the entire tournament by storm because of how unique he is.

However, the Cypriot should not be underestimated in any capacity.

Michael disclosed his game plan earlier in the month to beat Rodtang and thinks that if he can mess with the Thai superstar mentally, the win is as good as his.

Both men have an equal claim to the victory as Michael can put Rodtang in precarious positions throughout the fight by outworking him and using his footwork to attack the more stationary flyweight from different angles.

Although, it should be noted that Rodtang's confidence in his own abilities while slowly sapping Michael's will to fight could play the biggest role in him snatching away the victory.

Superlek Kiatmoo9, ONE Championship
Superlek Kiatmoo9. ONE Championship

Superlek Kiatmoo9 vs. Walter Goncalves

Winner: Superlek Kiatmoo9

The first half of the semifinals of the ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Grand Prix will see Thailand's Superlek Kiatmoo9 taking on Brazil's Walter Goncalves.

Both men had dominant performances in the quarterfinals as Superlek took Taiki Naito to his absolute limit en route to a unanimous decision victory while Goncalves only needed 35 seconds to knockout Josue Cruz thanks to a stinging body shot.

While Goncalves has a high-pressure style of fighting, Superlek is likely to come out as the winner of this one because of his patience and willingness to trade shots which could catch Goncalves by surprise and potentially knock him out.

With the grand prize of a shot at the flyweight Muay Thai title up for grabs, both fighters are going to leave it their all as they hope to book a spot in the finals.

Itsuki Hirata
Itsuki Hirata ahead of her fight with Jihin Radzuan at ONE X on March 26, 2022. ONE Championship

Itsuki Hirata vs. Lin Heqin

Winner: Itsuki Hirata

The second fight on the lead card is certainly going to be one to watch as it has Itsuki Hirata looking to get back to her winning ways against China's Lin Heqin.

Hirata suffered the first loss of her professional career after being upset by Jihin Radzuan at ONE X back in March, while Lin is slowly continuing her ascent to relevancy within the atomweight division.

In this matchup, both women have a lot to prove and while Lin's striking ability could prove to be a hurdle for Hirata, the Japanese judoka has continued to up her game.

"Android 18" has been training in the United States for the better part of a month and believes that it will be the key to going back to her winning ways.

Zebaztian Kadestam
Zebaztian Kadestam. ONE Championship

Zebaztian Kadestam vs. Iuri Lapicus

Winner: Zebaztian Kadestam

Kicking off a solid card of fights is a welterweight clash between former ONE Championship welterweight competitors Zebaztian Kadestam and division newcomer Iuri Lapicus.

Kadestam has had a solid career within the promotion since joining them in 2017 and fought against the who's who in the weight class such as Ben Askren, Kiamrian Abbasov and Agilan Thani.

The same can be said of Lapicus since signing in 2019 as he faced the likes of former ONE featherweight champion Marat Gafurov, challenged Christian Lee for the ONE lightweight title and took on Eddie Alvarez in what was then ruled to be a no-contest.

Despite the similarities, Kadestam's experience of fighting at welterweight should give him enough of an edge over the younger and hungrier Lapicus.