ONE flyweight champion Adriano Moraes retained his division strap by laying waste to former UFC titleholder Demetrious Johnson in the ONE on TNT main event last Weds. night (April 7) in Singapore, landing a devastating (and legal) knee to the downed “Mighty Mouse” midway through the second stanza.
You can thank Jorge Masvidal for that.
Masvidal @GamebredFighter told me the knee can change life’s ✅— Adriano Moraes (@adrianomkmoraes) April 8, 2021
Masvidal landed what may be the most celebrated flying knee in the history of MMA, planishing former ONE welterweight champion Ben Askren — who was traded to UFC for Johnson — when they went to war at the UFC 239 event back in summer 2019.
No hard feelings from “Mighty Mouse.”
“I like these rules,” Johnson said after the fight. “Like I said, it’s a progression of a fight. I went down on my back, I was coming up for an underhook, Adriano had me posted and he blasted a knee, the fights over, it’s done, I don’t get anymore concussions, it’s just done. I’m totally content with what happened. I’m not like, ‘That rule should be taken out!’ That’s what the rule is, Adriano used it to his advantage and I was on the other end of the stick.”
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