At ONE Fight Night 10, Demetrious Johnson finished off Adriano Moraes in a convincing fashion to win the rubber battle between the two.
“Mighty Mouse” demonstrated his superiority once more by successfully defending his flyweight world championship on May 5 in the main event of the card at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado, which was completely sold out.
Johnson was able to manage their trilogy showdown with his powerful clinch game and continuous attacks, keeping himself safe on his route to a convincing unanimous decision. This came after their two previous meetings resulted in endings that would have been worthy of a highlight reel.
Although he stated before the battle that he might be putting up the 4-ounce gloves after the fight, he demonstrated what everyone already knew, which is that he is still one of the most complete fighters in terms of skill set and fight IQ, which still makes him a force in ONE Championship. He displayed this by demonstrating what everyone already knew.
After the fight, Johnson gave an interview to MMA Junkie in which he commented on his performance and discussed the ways in which everything he had focused on during his rigorous training camp paid off:
“Yeah, I feel like, you know, to beat up a bigger, taller opponent, bigger person, taller in the clinch game, and to be able to cross the distance once again,” he said. “Yeah, I feel like to beat up a bigger, taller opponent, bigger person, taller in the clinch game.” There were a few of excellent shots that I was able to land on him, and he was able to land a couple of good shots on me.
“I was able to defend the takedowns, work the things that we worked on, didn’t get taken down once, and wasn’t on my back once, even though I spent a lot of time off my back.”
You can see the entire interview down below:
In the meantime, supporters are waiting with bated breath for any information regarding the future of Demetrious Johnson. Just like his next opponent, Kairat Akhmetov, who is also a veteran of the ONE Championship cage, should he choose to compete inside it once more.