ONE flyweight champion Adriano Moraes (19-3) turned into the primary man to at any point score a stoppage prevail upon previous UFC champ Demetrious Johnson (30-4-1), ending him with strikes in the second round of their included session at ONE on TNT I.
The challenge filled in as the featuring MMA challenge of Wednesday’s occasion, which occurred at Singapore Indoor Stadium and broadcasted live on TNT in the U.S.
The taller Moraes remained outwardly early, continually moving along the side and constraining Johnson to attempt to press the activity from range. Moraes ultimately got a kick from his adversary and afterward dropped to the material and attempted to threaten the leg. While Moraes couldn’t complete the accommodation, the resulting scramble saw him move to top position, where he completed the round.
Moraes remained portable in the second, with Johnson consistently changing positions and hoping to press. The aggression was amazing, however it would backfire, with Moraes sneaking in a crisp two-punch mix against a propelling adversary that sent him colliding with the floor.Moraes took advantage of a stunned opponent, scoring a legal knee to a brought down adversary and procuring the stoppage succeed at the 2:24 sign of the subsequent edge to hold his title.
ONE Championship’s run on early evening in the U.S. got off to a fairly disappointing beginning, with Eddie Alvarez (10-8) precluded in the first round of his lightweight challenge with Iuri Lapicus (15-1).
After a concise learning about cycle to begin the battle, Alvarez shot inside for a takedown and had the option to drag the activity to the material in the initial moment. Situated close to the confine and with his adversary in a dominant position, Lapicus turned his face toward the fence, leaving just the rear of his head uncovered. Alvarez tossed a couple of right hands that arrived to the base of the skull – and Lapicus shouted out prior to falling back to the canvas.
Referee Justin Brown promptly mediated as Alvarez went to hammerfists. Following a short snapshot of disarray, Brown gave Alvarez a red card.
After the call was made, an unmistakably passionate Alvarez said he thought the blows were legal yet apologized for the offense and communicated worry for his opponent’s prosperity as he was hauled away in a stretcher.
“You folks put me in an enclosure,” Alvarez said. “The ref, he’s in there. Whatever call he makes, that is it. I am sorry. I trust Iuri is OK.”
A previous UFC and Bellator champion, Alvarez has now earned only one win in three ONE Championship appearances.
‘Reug’ moves on prelims
The late evening’s initial matchup saw heavyweight prospect Oumar Kane (3-0), also called “Reug,” keep his ideal vocation record unsullied with a first-round drubbing of kickboxer Patrick Schmid (0-1).
Kane showed restraint to open the challenge yet at last amassed with punches, working his way inside prior to making the move to the floor. Schmid attempted to return to his feet as Kane ted off with punches, and the battle was waved off at the 1:48 sign of the opening round.
ONE on TNT I results include:
Champ Adriano Moraes def. Demetrious Johnson through killer blows, (knee) – Round 2, 2:24 – to shield flyweight title
Iuri Lapicus def. Eddie Alvarez through exclusion (unlawful punches) – Round 1, 1:02
Raimond Magomedaliev def. Tyler McGuire through consistent choice – Round 3, 5:00
Oumar Kane def. Patrick Schmid through TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:48