ONE Championship made its debut on American television on Wednesday night with ONE on TNT 1 live from Singapore Indoor Stadium. The event featured two former UFC champions, Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez.
Alvarez was disqualified one minute into his fight against Iuri Lapicus for shots to the back of the head. It was a controversial decision, with many of the punches landing right behind the ear. Ultimately, the referee made his call and Alvarez fell to 1-2 inside of the ONE Championship cage.
Then, in the main event, Adriano Moraes put on a show to retain the promotion’s flyweight championship thanks to a beautifully placed knee. It was the first time in “Mighty Mouse”‘s career that he suffered a defeat by knockout.
Check out the finish below:
If you missed out on Thursday night’s action, we have you covered.
A look at the full results from ONE on TNT 1 can be seen below.
- Champ Adriano Moraes def. Demetrious Johnson via knockout (punches, knee) – Round 2, 2:24 – to defend flyweight title
- Iuri Lapicus def. Eddie Alvarez via disqualification (illegal punches) – Round 1, 1:02
- Raimond Magomedaliev def. Tyler McGuire via unanimous decision – Round 3, 5:00
- Enriko Kehl def. Chingiz Allazov via decision (split)
- Oumar Kane def. Patrick Schmid via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:48