Adriano Moraes set on a career-defining general performance to end Demetrious Johnson in the second round, as the 1 Championship on TNT success came in on Wednesday. The Brazilian was combating stay on prime time U.S. tv and gave the American enthusiasts a display to don’t forget.
Adriano Moraes upsets Demetrious Johnson with spectacular knockout
Moraes was defending his A person Championship flyweight title, but came into the contest as a weighty underdog. The early signals indicated he could possibly upset the odds, but there was very little in the opening spherical to counsel the combat would close so quickly.
Johnson was switching stances, on the lookout to produce an opening. Following exchanging very low kicks, “DJ” pressed forward and the two flyweights clinched versus the cage. They divided and Moraes caught a physique kick and attempted to acquire Johnson down. The American landed in top posture, but was swept as he looked for a leg lock.
The Brazilian finished the spherical in prime place and would have been somewhat forward on the scorecards when the bell sounded. The next stanza commenced slowly, but the action escalated radically.
Moraes tried to catch Johnson with a flying knee, as the former UFC flyweight champion switched stages. It missed, but he followed up with a proper uppercut which landed flush.
Johnson was stunned and Moraes capitalized with a knee to the deal with of his susceptible opponent. With Johnson sprawled on his back, the Brazilian attacked with punches to complete the battle at the 2:20 mark.
Moraes has only at any time missing by split selection and his report improved to 19-3. He can now stake a authentic assert to staying the most effective flyweight in the earth soon after beating the greatest 125-pounder of all time.
Johnson drops to 30-4-1 immediately after struggling the very first defeat of his write-up UFC occupation. It was the initial time he has ever been stopped in 35 qualified fights.
Eddie Alvarez loses by disqualification in controversial trend
The co-main celebration finished in a untimely and controversial trend. Eddie Alvarez secured an early takedown and appeared to complete Iuri Lapicus with floor and pound.
As the former UFC and Bellator lightweight winner rained down vicious punches, Lapicus turned his experience away. It exposed the again of the head area, but Alvarez ongoing the onslaught.
Alvarez was clearly on the verge of ending the battle with Lapicus unable to intelligently protect himself. But the referee referred to as a halt because of to the illegal blows, and with the Italian not able to carry on, “The Underground King” was disqualified.
It was desperately disappointing for Alvarez, who drops to 30-8. Lapicus appeared to be terribly hurt, but moved up to 15-1 right after staying awarded the get.
A person Championship on TNT 1 success
- Adriano Moraes def. Demetrious Johnson by Knockout (knee & punches) at 2:20 of Spherical 2
- Iuri Lapicus def. Eddie Alvarez by DQ (Illegal strikes)
- Raimond Magomedaliev def. Tyler McGuire by Determination (Unanimous)
- Enriko Kehl def. Chingiz Allazov by Decision (Split)
- Oumar Kane def. Patrick Schmid by TKO (punches) at 1:48 of Spherical 1