The former UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson (30-3-1) needed less than 12 months to get to the top of the mountain at his new home – ONE Championship.
“Mighty Mouse” is the rightful and new owner of the ONE FC flyweight belt following his victory at the ONE Championship Flyweight Grand-Prix. Johnson, 33, defeated Danny Kingad via UD in the final matchup of the tournament.
“ONE Championship: Century” took place yesterday in Tokyo, Japan with DJ and Kingad co-headlining the event. The former freestyle wrestler expectedly dominated his opponent in the ground game. DJ tried a guillotine and armbar attempt but Kingad desperately survived the onslaught. The new champion didn’t let Kingad get e rest as he was always the one dictating the tempo of the bout.
A wild "Mighty Mouse" appears in top form, as Demetrious Johnson (30-3-1) dominates Danny Kingad to claim ONE's Flyweight Grand Prix title. Speed and scrambling ability are the divisional GOAT's domain. A title shot against champion Adriano Moraes awaits. #ONECentury pic.twitter.com/ORXWIITu3X
— Kyle Johnson (@VonPreux) October 13, 2019
As the round went on, the Philipino fighter started gassing out and Johnson excellent ground and pound. The final round was all-in for Kingad, as he managed to land some good punches, but “Mighty Mouse” responded with good boxing as well. To cap off a clinical three-round performance, DJ secured another takedown and controlled his opponent until the final bell.
ONE FC Flyweight WGP 🏆
🇺🇸 Demetrious Johnson (30-3)
🇺🇸 “Mighty Mouse” def. Kingad 🇵🇭 (UD)
— Mikey Thomas (@MikeyThomasMMA) October 13, 2019
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