Adriano Moraes can now say he’s the only fighter to knock out Demetrious Johnson.
While nobody was questioning the abilities of Adriano Moraes, he sent shockwaves through the MMA world, let alone ONE Championship, by knocking out Demetrious Johnson less than three minutes into the second round of their ONE on TNT 1 fight to retain the ONE flyweight title.
This marks the first time that “Mighty Mouse” has been finished in a loss.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 8, 2021
ONE on TNT 1: Adriano Moraes defeats Demetrious Johnson to retain ONE flyweight title
After a bit of feeling each other out, Johnson got to work with his striking, landing a few knees. Moraes, however, focused on his kicks before catching one of Johnson’s and ending up on top in a takedown. Moraes focused on his top control for the rest of round one and didn’t let up, while Johnson worked in the guard.
Johnson looked to use his footwork and get back with his striking in the second round. Moraes, however, managed to stun Johnson with an uppercut, knocking him down. Moraes then scrambled on top of Johnson and didn’t let up before landing a brutal knee that knocked out Johnson.
ONE on TNT 1 takes place on Wednesday, April 7, live from Singapore. Follow along with FanSided for all your live news and highlights.