Adrian Nomora S shocked the world on Wednesday night with a brutal second-round defeat of Demetrius Johnson in his first ONE on TNT race.
Despite entering the fight as the ONE flyweight champion, Moraes was defeated by Johnson, one of the biggest additions to the promotion after his historic trade led him. Come in exchange for Ben Asgren to the UFC, nothing seemed to disturb Moraes, who showed confidence throughout the fight until he was finally connected by a massive uppercut and knee that destroyed John. The battle ended with just 2:24 in the second round.
This is the first time in Johnson̵7;s legendary career that he has been struck out.
“This is a dream come true,” Moras said after the win. “I work really hard every day. I have no words to describe this moment. We can do it. I grew up watching DJ fighting. He’s a legend. I know his game. Me and my team used the perfect strategy to fight him. I went to him with a nice uppercut. I’m excited. “
“It’s not a surprise to me. I’m working with the best man in the world today. It works. ”
With a huge accessibility advantage, Moraes are looking to keep Johnson at a distance, but the former UFC champion is trying to find his way into where he wants to involve the Brazilian in a hug. The scramble sent the fighter to the ground and Mora Es was able to use his size to reverse position and take in the last minute of the opening round at the top of Johnson with a strike.
As the second round began, Johnson took a more aggressive stance in his approach as he was still looking to shut down Morias’ reach advantage, which had been staring at him from the outside. All the time
Johnson’s attempt to get inside eventually turned upside down after he was traded to Moraes and the reigning ONE flyweight champion casts a perfectly timed upper cut that delivered. Mighty Mouse ”onto the canvas.
That was when Mora S bashed Johnson with a massive kick while he was still on the floor, a one-championship-legal move and after a few more punches to the referee. Hurried to stop the competition
Johnson later paid credit to Mora S to keep the job well, while it still took time to look at the tapes again to understand what happened.
“I have to go home and watch the fight to see what I’m doing wrong,” Johnson said. But it’s part of the game. You have been in the game for a long time, it must have happened today. ”
Johnson tumbled 30-4-1 in his career with a loss as Moraes strengthened himself as the ONE Championship top flyweight in his reign of three with a championship title. Undoubtedly the greatest victory of his career.