ONE on TNT I results: Adriano Moraes knocks out Demetrious Johnson; Eddie Alvarez disqualified

By John Morgan | April 7, 2021 10:50 pm ONE flyweight champion Adriano Moraes (19-3) became the first man to ever score a stoppage win over former UFC champ Demetrious Johnson (30-4-1), halting him with strikes in the second round of their featured bout at ONE on TNT I. The contest served as the headlining MMA contest of Wednesday’s event, which took place at Singapore Indoor Stadium and aired live on TNT in the U.S. The taller Moraes stayed on the outside early, constantly shifting laterally and forcing Johnson to try and press the action from range. Moraes eventually caught a kick from his opponent and then dropped to the canvas and tried to threaten the leg. While Moraes couldn’t finish the submission, the ensuing scramble saw him move to top position, where he finished the round. Moraes stayed mobile in the second, with Johnson seamlessly switching stances and looking to press. The aggression was impressive, but it would backfire, with Moraes sneaking in a crisp two-punch combination against an advancing opponent that sent him crashing to the floor. Moraes took advantage of a stunned opponent, scoring a legal knee to a downed foe and earning the stoppage win at the 2:24 mark of the second frame to retain his title. Adriano Moraes

ONE on TNT I results: Adriano Moraes knocks out Demetrious Johnson; Eddie Alvarez disqualified

ONE flyweight champion Adriano Moraes (19-3) became the first man to ever score a stoppage win over former UFC champ Demetrious Johnson (30-4-1), halting him with strikes in the second round of their featured bout at ONE on TNT I.

The contest served as the headlining MMA contest of Wednesday’s event, which took place at Singapore Indoor Stadium and aired live on TNT in the U.S.

The taller Moraes stayed on the outside early, constantly shifting laterally and forcing Johnson to try and press the action from range. Moraes eventually caught a kick from his opponent and then dropped to the canvas and tried to threaten the leg. While Moraes couldn’t finish the submission, the ensuing scramble saw him move to top position, where he finished the round.

Moraes stayed mobile in the second, with Johnson seamlessly switching stances and looking to press. The aggression was impressive, but it would backfire, with Moraes sneaking in a crisp two-punch combination against an advancing opponent that sent him crashing to the floor. Moraes took advantage of a stunned opponent, scoring a legal knee to a downed foe and earning the stoppage win at the 2:24 mark of the second frame to retain his title.

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