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Demetrious Johnson vs Adriano Moraes report
Who won Johnson vs Moraes III?
Demetrious Johnson beat Adriano Moraes by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest during the main event of ONE on Prime Video 10, on Friday 5th May 2023 at 1stBank Center in Broomfield.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Demetrious Johnson.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 125 pounds (8.9 stone or 56.7 KG).
This contest was for the One Championship flyweight championship.
Johnson vs Moraes III stats
Demetrious Johnson stepped into the octagon with a record of 31 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 12 by submission.
Adriano Moraes made his way to the cage with a record of 20 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 10 by submission.
The stats suggested Moraes had a slight advantage in power over Johnson, with a 20% knock out percentage over Johnson's 19%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Moraes had an advantage over Johnson, with a 50% submission rate over Johnson's 39%.
Demetrious Johnson was the older man by 2 years, at 36 years old.
Moraes had a height advantage of 5 inches over Johnson.
Johnson was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 12 more fights, and made his debut in , 11 years and 8 months earlier than Moraes, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 30 more professional rounds, 101 to Moraes' 71.
Johnson vs Moraes III form
Johnson had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 4 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Adriano Moraes at ONE Championship 161 on 26th August 2022 by knockout in the 4th round in their ONE Flyweight championship fight at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.
Previous to that, he had won against Rodtang Jitmuangnon at ONE Championship – One X on 26th March 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.
Going into that contest, he had beat Danny Kingad at ONE Championship – Century – Part 1 on 12th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan.
Before that, he had defeated Tatsumitsu Wada at ONE Championship – Dawn of Heroes on 2nd August 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mall of Asia Arena, Manila, Philippines.
He had won against Yuya Wakamatsu at ONE Championship – A New Era on 31st March 2019 by unanimous decision in the 2nd round at Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo, Japan.
Johnson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 22 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
Moraes' last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 11 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Johnson vs Moraes III?
Demetrious Johnson was a 1/2 (-200) favourite going into the contest, while Adriano Moraes made his way into the ring at 13/8 (+160) with oddsmakers.
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