Demetrious Johnson, one of the most dominant champions in the history of mixed martial arts, suffered a huge defeat against Adriano Moraes.
VIDEO: The match between Demetrious Johnson and Adriano Moraes
The ONE Championship match between Demetrious Johnson and Adriano Moraes took place on April 8, Johnson (March 30, January 30), considered by many to be one of the greatest martial artists of all time. winning member.
As the UFC flyweight champion, he set the record to defend the championship title in a row, 11 times between 2013 and 2018. But it was Moraes (March 19) who made the most of the opportunity. in the match, defeating Johnson with a knee blow at 2 minutes 24 seconds of the second inning.
The knee-kick would be considered against MMA rules in the US when Johnson was on the floor when hit, but this is valid in ONE Championship in Asia.
After the defeat, Johnson said: “I have to go back home and watch the game, see when I made a mistake. Adriano is tall. It’s hard to get close to him. This is part of the game. I played MMA long enough and I got hit. knock-out will definitely happen at some point “.
Brazilian Moraes, has been waiting for many years for the chance to play against Johnson. Although the match was for flyweight competition, the weight limit was more than 61kg, as ONE Championship weight classes were modified from US weight classes to discourage excessive weight loss.