Welcome to Midnight Mania!
It possibly wasn’t intended to materialize this way.
When organizing A single Championship’s debut on TNT, the marketing could not have predicted that Eddie Alvarez was go through a remarkably questionable DQ decline, nor did it possible expect Adriano Moraes — a about 5-1 underdog — to stop “Mighty Mouse” in the next round. The Brazilian started solid, employing a leg lock to attain major posture in the 1st frame. His edge grew in the second when an uppercut rocked the advancing Johnson, who then landed in primary situation to soak up a vicious grounded knee.
For individuals unaware, these types of knees are lawful in A person Championship.
Just like that, two former UFC champions experienced losses in pretty diverse approaches. The night stood as an odd comparison: Alvarez punched his opponent in close proximity to the ear with seemingly lawful blows, and he was disqualified. Johnson, meanwhile, was melted with the very same form of knee that value Petr Yan his Bantamweight strap, but that’s allowed! Evaluate the two finishes below:
To increase an further element of irony, Johnson has been really vocally arguing for legalized floor knees! Just after the Yan vs. Aljamain Sterling incident, Johnson gave some fairly extensive interviews about his beliefs on the topic.
Heres the matter you cant stall the battle by sitting on your knees. Knees to a grounded opponent need to be allowed!
— Demetrious Johnson (@MightyMouse) March 7, 2021
Johnson has used grounded knees to his edge in previous Just one bouts, so this is a definite circumstance of stay by the sword, die by the sword. Similar to UFC 259’s controversial Bantamweight title struggle, this outcome has followers and pundits online debating the legality of grounded knees.
In this scenario, the strike was made use of smartly to generate a clean up complete. It was not gratuitous overkill, but the grounded knee did end off a person of the best fighters of all time. Whichever your stance on the controversial rule, it’s a definite match-changer!
Tyson Fury performs the entire body!
Yan smells an option …
Roxeanne Modafferi is out of her bout with Taila Santos because of to knee injuries.
JUST IN: Resources have verified to MyMMANews that Roxanne Modafferi’s scheduled May perhaps 8 #UFC struggle against Taila Santos will not go on as planned. Modafferi has sustained a meniscus tear that will involve surgery. #WMMA
— Eric Kowal – MyMMANews.com (@MyMMANews) April 7, 2021
UFC ain’t the only display in town with new gear — here’s hoping these Bellator gloves avoid eye pokes!
A wonderful struggle in between two of the additional athletic combatants at 125 pounds:
Tonight’s reduction apart, “Mighty Mouse” has some rather amazing tales from his epic title reign. Underappreciated legend!
Wanderlei Silva spars with his son particularly how one would hope.
Viking Cory Sandhagen is a good look.
Slips, rips, and KO clips
Hand traps are super productive when utilized properly.
This “Big Baby” throws some weighty-ass punches.
This is an surprisingly funny clip.
Neat old elevator or lawsuit in waiting around?
Midnight Music: 1 past decide on from mom before you’re all stuck with my bizarre selections once more!
Sleep properly Maniacs! Additional martial arts madness is often on the way.