Entering his fourth bout with the promotion, Johnson had earned his title opportunity by winning his formulation by the ONE flyweight Colossal Prix. Unfortunately for him, the champion in Adriano Moraes proved he used to be extra legit than ever by inserting away “Mighty Mouse” in precisely the 2d spherical.
all glorious every person serve in the resort. peek the battle. shitty day in the situation of enterprise. congratz to @adrianomkmoraes we are able to be serve.
— Demetrious Johnson (@MightyMouse) April 8, 2021
“all glorious every person serve in the resort. peek the battle. shitty day in the situation of enterprise. congratz to @adrianomkmoraes we are able to be serve.” Johnson tweeted after the loss.
For the worn UFC champion, it used to be his first time serve in circulation since October 2019. Thus making 2020 essentially almost definitely the greatest year that Johnson hasn’t competed in since 2007 when starting his profession.
— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) April 8, 2021
Johnson started the bout having a deem about to receive interior Moraes’ vary and tantalizing some leg kicks in the technique. An eventual takedown strive from the Washington command resident led Moraes to peer out a heel hook to no avail. From there, Moraes came across a high situation and labored from Johnson’s guard for the remainder of the gap spherical.
Round two saw extra of the similar as every started selecting up the skedaddle a limited. Pressing forward, the shorter “Mighty Mouse” ate a knee from the champion followed by an uppercut that dropped him. Hasty attempting to work his formulation serve up with Moraes pushing him downward, a remarkable extra flush knee linked for the Brazilian to set aside Johnson’s lights out.
Of Johnson’s now four profession losses, all however his first receive been in title bouts. The particular person that wasn’t came about to be his WEC debut opposite Brad Pickett – the others got here to a few of the most likes of Dominick Cruz, Henry Cejudo, and Moraes.
Like Demetrious Johnson, Adriano Moraes furthermore hadn’t fought since 2019 when he first captured the title from Geje Eustaqio.
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