Despite battling to become a flyweight champion, Moraes was a decisive loser for Johnson, one of the biggest additions to the ad since he brought him a historic trade in return. I Askreen Goes to UFC. It didn’t matter to Moraes, who showed confidence throughout the fight until he finally connected with a big knee and a big knee that knocked Johnson out with a fight that ended at just 2:24 in the second round.
This is the first time in Johnson ‘s illustrious career that he has ended up on strike.
“It was a dream come true,” Moraes said after the win. “I work very hard every day. I have no words to describe this moment. We did it. I grew up watching DJ fights. He is a legend. I know his game very well. My team and I did the right strategy to fight him. I came to him with a nice upside. I am very excited. “
“It simply came to our notice then. I work with the best guys in the world. Worked today. ”
With considerable benefit, Moraes initially wanted to keep Johnson at a distance, but entered with former UFC champion Brazilians where he wanted to engage in the clinic. As a result of a fight the fighters went to the ground and Moraes used his size to turn the levels and was able to spend the last minute of the opening round on Johnson, flashing with strikes.
As the second round began, Johnson was very aggressive in his approach because he continued to try to cover up the advantage that could be achieved for Moraes, who was constantly watching him from the outside.
Johnson’s attempt to get inside was eventually thwarted when he landed in an exchange with Moraes and became a flyweight champion.
A move that was completely legal under the One Championship rules – Moraes exploded with a major knee strike while Johnson was on the ground – and following a few punches, the referee rushed to stop the match.
Later, Johnson made a loan to Moraes better, while at the same time taking more time to look at the tape again to understand what went wrong.
“I have to go back home and watch the fight to see where I went wrong,” Johnson said. “He’s very tall, big. I’ve tried to approach him, but that’s part of the game. You’ve been in the game for so long, something is going to happen these days.”
Johnson fell to a 30-4-1 loss in his career, while Moraes established himself as the best flying player in the One Championship in his third reign, arguably the biggest success of his career.