Adriano Moraes KOs Demetrious Johnson; Eddie Alvarez DQ’d

Adriano Moraes ONE Heros Ascent victory

Adriano Moraes ONE Heros Climb success

Adriano Moraes placed on a career-defining efficiency to end up Demetrious Johnson in the 2nd round, as the ONE Champion on TNT results was available in on Wednesday. The Brazilian was battling live on prime-time show U.S. tv and offered the American fans a program to keep in mind.

Adriano Moraes upsets Demetrious Johnson with spectacular knockout

Moraes was safeguarding his ONE Champion flyweight title, however entered the contest as a heavy underdog. The early indications suggested he may distress the chances, however there was absolutely nothing in the opening round to recommend the battle would end so all of a sudden.

Johnson was changing positions, aiming to produce an opening. After exchanging low kicks, “DJ” pushed forward and the 2 flyweights clinched versus the cage. They separated and Moraes captured a body kick and attempted to take Johnson down. The American landed in leading position, however was swept as he searched for a leg lock.

The Brazilian ended up the round in leading position and would have been somewhat ahead on the scorecards when the bell sounded. The 2nd verse began gradually, however the action intensified drastically.

Moraes attempted to capture Johnson with a flying knee, as the previous UFC flyweight champ changed levels. It missed out on, however he followed up with an ideal uppercut which landed flush.

Johnson was shocked and Moraes capitalized with a knee to the face of his susceptible challenger. With Johnson stretched on his back, the Brazilian assaulted with punches to end up the battle at the 2:20 mark.

Moraes has actually just ever lost by split choice and his record enhanced to 19-3. He can now stake a genuine claim to being the very best flyweight worldwide after beating the very best 125-pounder of perpetuity.

Johnson drops to 30-4-1 after suffering the very first defeat of his post UFC profession. It was the very first time he has actually ever been dropped in 35 expert battles.

Eddie Alvarez loses by disqualification in questionable style

The co-main occasion ended up in an early and questionable style. Eddie Alvarez protected an early takedown and sought to end up Iuri Lapicus with ground and pound.

As the previous UFC and Bellator light-weight champ drizzled down vicious punches, Lapicus turned his face away. It exposed the back of the head location, however Alvarez continued the attack.

Alvarez was plainly on the brink of completing the battle with Lapicus not able to smartly safeguard himself. However the referee called a stop due to the unlawful blows, and with the Italian not able to continue, “The Underground King” was disqualified.

It was frantically frustrating for Alvarez, who drops to 30-8. Lapicus seemed terribly injured, however went up to 15-1 after being granted the win.

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ONE Champion on TNT 1 outcomes

  • Adriano Moraes def. Demetrious Johnson by Knockout (knee & punches) at 2:20 of Round 2

  • Iuri Lapicus def. Eddie Alvarez by DQ (Unlawful strikes)

  • Raimond Magomedaliev def. Tyler McGuire by Choice (Consentaneous)

  • Enriko Kehl def. Chingiz Allazov by Choice (Split)

  • Oumar Kane def. Patrick Schmid by TKO (punches) at 1:48 of Round 1

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.