Adrian Nomora S, ONE flyweight champion (19-3), became the first man to score a goal, defeating former UFC champion Demetrius Johnson (30-4-1) for him. I stopped in the second round of the ONE event on TNT.
The race is Wednesday’s MMA tournament held in the Singapore Indoor Stadium and broadcast live on TNT in the United States.
The higher Moras was outside ahead of time, constantly shifting sideways and forcing Johnson to try to press action from range. Moras finally got a kick from his opponent, then dropped onto the trampoline and tried to frighten the leg. While Moras was unable to deliver the results, the subsequent scramble moved him to the top spot where he finished the round.
Mora S. was in the cell for a second, with Johnson alternating gestures and wanting to press. The aggression is impressive. But it returns, with Moras secretly in a sharp combination of two punches with a progressive opponent that sends him to the ground. Moras took advantage of a stunned opponent, shot a legal knee at the fallen enemy and won the stop at 2:24 point of the second frame.
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The ONE Championship in prime time in the United States had a rather disappointing start, with Eddie Alvarez (10-8) being disqualified in the first round against Iuri Lapicus (15-1).
After a moment’s unconscious start-up process, Alvarez fired inside for removal and was able to drag the action to the canvas for the first minute.Lapicus sat close to the cage and the opponent was in a dominant position. Lapicus was facing the fence, leaving only the back of his head. Alvarez threw a few right hands at the base of the skull – and Lapicus screamed before falling onto the canvas.
Referee Justin Brown intervened as soon as Alvarez turned to the player. After a moment of confusion, Brown handed Alvarez a red card.
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After the call, clear-tempered Alvarez said he thought the attack was legal. But apologized for the abuse and expressed concern for the opponent’s well-being as he was dragged from the stretcher.
“You guys locked me in a cage,” Alvarez said. No matter what he does, that’s it. I’m sorry. I hope Iuri is okay. ”
Alvarez is a former UFC champion and Bellator currently has only won one win in three ONE Championship appearances.
Last night’s opening match, Oumar Kane (3-0), better known as “Reug Reug”, kept his perfect career record with perfect kickboxers. Patrick Schmid, first round (0-1)
Kane was patient to open the match. But eventually hitting the punch inside before hitting the ground, Schmid tried to get back to his feet, while Kane punched his fist and the fight waved off at the 1:48 mark of the opening round.
ONE in TNT I results includes:
- Champion Adriano Moraes def.Demetrious Johnson qualifies for knockout (knee punch) – Round 2, 2:24 – to defend the flyweight title.
- Iuri Lapicus def. Eddie Alvarez is disqualified. (Illegal Punch) – Round 1, 1:02 a.m.
- Raimond Magomedaliev def. Tyler Maguire passed unanimous decision – Round 3, 5:00 a.m.
- Oumar Kane def.Patrick Schmid via TKO (punch) – Round 1, 1:48