Fighters watching ONE on TNT had been as shocked as everybody else after an evening of upsets.
First there was Eddie Alvarez’s disqualification loss to Iuri Lapicus, after which Demetrious Johnson was shocked by Adriano Moraes, with the once-dominant UFC flyweight champion shedding by way of second-round knockout.
Lapicus was declared the winner after Alvarez landed a collection of proper palms as he trapped his opponent’s legs on the bottom in opposition to the fence. Alvarez pleaded his case with the referee that the blows had been authorized as a result of he caught Lapicus’ ear, however he was quickly given a pink card signaling the disqualification.
Afterward, a visibly emotional Alvarez stated he would honor the referee’s name and expressed his concern for Lapicus, who was taken away in a stretcher.
Johnson, in the meantime, acquired caught by a punch as he closed distance, after which he took a large knee thrown by Moraes as he tried to stand up after touchdown on his again.
Right here’s what fighters needed to say concerning the endings on Wednesday in Singapore.