News – US – WATCH: MMA legend Demetrius Johnson KO’d by vicious legal knees in a fight

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For the first time in nearly a decade, the great mixed martial arts player Demetrious Johnson lost a bout without controversy. Johnson battled ONE flyweight champion Adriano Moraes at ONE’s main event on TNT on Wednesday night Moraes competed as a massive underdog at 540 against the former longtime UFC champion

Despite the long chances of winning, Moraes maintained his championship in Kallang, Singapore after scoring a TKO in the second round. Johnson was in trouble in the opening round and found himself outdone after Moraes pulled the guard with one Heel hook threatened and moved to the top position to control the round. In the second round, Johnson tried to keep the fight going but things quickly got bad

Moraes landed a short uppercut that dropped Johnson onto the canvas. Moraes followed to the ground, landing one knee in front of Johnson and dropping him back onto the canvas before the fight was abandoned after a final blow from the champion

Adriano Moraes 🇧🇷 SHOCK THE WORLD and becomes the first man to end Demetrious Johnson! @adrianomkmoraes #WeAreONE #ONEChampionship #ONEonTNT picTwittercom / HhvlmwDwW6

The knee would have been illegal in the UFC, but in ONE, knees and football kicks in the head of a downed fighter are legal, a reminder of the days of PRIDE and other major Asian MMA actions

Johnson was sent to ONE in the first trade in UFC history in October 2018, with the UFC enlisting the services of then ONE welterweight champion, Ben Askren, in exchange for the deal came after Johnson won his championship in the Flyweight had been lost to Henry Cejudo in a controversial decision at UFC 227

Moraes is the first man in history to stop Johnson, who now holds a 30-4-1 record

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News – USA – WATCH: MMA legend Demetrius Johnson KO’d by vicious legal knee in ONE fight

Source: https://www.cbssports.com/mma/news/watch-mma-legend-demetrius-johnson-kod-by-vicious-legal-knee-in-one-fight/