Demetrious Johnson captures ONE Championship belt with incredible flying knee KO
Demetrious Johnson is one of the best to ever do it. That statement usually applies to MMA, but it also included revenge on Friday.
The former UFC flyweight champion captured his ONE Championship flyweight belt at ONE on Prime Video 1 on Friday via an incredible flying knee strike that appeared to knock opponent Adrian Moraes unconscious.
AND NEW! 👑 @MightyMouse 🇺🇸 wins the ONE Flyweight World Title with a walk-off KO of Adriano Moraes!@PrimeVideo #ONEonPrimeVideo1 #ONEChampionship pic.twitter.com/A3G9dlesyw
— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) August 27, 2022
The fight was a rematch after Moraes captured the flyweight belt over Johnson at ONE on TNT 1 last April via a knee to the head and then a flurry of strikes that finished Johnson in the second round.
This time, Johnson struck in the fourth round and left no doubt. An alternate angle of the fight's ending shows just how brutal the impact was to Moraes' head.
demetrious johnson knocked out adriano moraes !! pic.twitter.com/FSkFHQj9PZ
— BLEACH FALL 2022 (@kisuvior) August 27, 2022
The win marks Johnson's first time holding the ONE flyweight belt, though he also won the ONE flyweight grand prix in 2019. Johnson, who held the UFC record for consecutive title defense with 11 before his loss to Henry Cejudo, was traded to ONE back in 2018 and is now 4-1 with the Singaporean promotion.
Johnson's overall career record currently stands 31-4-1. We'll see how long this reign ends up lasting.