WATCH: MMA legend Demetrious Johnson took out by horrendous and lawful knee in ONE battle
Without precedent for almost 10 years, blended combative techniques extraordinary Demetrious Johnson has lost a battle without contention. Johnson struggled ONE flyweight champion Adriano Moraes in the headliner of ONE on TNT on Wednesday night with Moraes entering the night as a gigantic +540 longshot against the previous long-lasting UFC champion.
Notwithstanding the one in a million chances, Moraes held his title in Kallang, Singapore, in the wake of scoring a TKO in the second round. Johnson was in a tough situation in the opening round, ending up outclassed on the ground after Moraes pulled watch, compromised with a heel snare and changed to top situation to control the round. In the second round, Johnson attempted to keep the battle standing, yet things turned terrible rapidly.
Moraes handled a short uppercut that dropped Johnson to the material. Moraes followed to the ground and handled a knee to the substance of Johnson, dropping him back to the material before the battle was halted after a completing whirlwind of punches from the champ.
The knee would have been illicit in the UFC, however in ONE, knees and soccer kicks to the top of a brought down contender are lawful, getting back to back to the times of PRIDE and other significant Asian MMA advancements.
Johnson was shipped off ONE in October 2018 in the primary exchange UFC history, with the UFC getting the administrations of then-ONE welterweight champion Ben Askren consequently. The exchange came after Johnson lost his flyweight title to Henry Cejudo by dubious split choice at UFC 227.
Moraes is the primary man in history to stop Johnson, who currently holds a 30-4-1 record.
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