John Moraga was an All-American wrestler when he attended Arizona State University. Reigning UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson (pictured) proved Saturday night there’s a significant difference between freestyle wrestling and MMA wrestling.
Through nearly 25 minutes of action, Johnson was successful on all 12 of his takedown attempts against his challenger. Moraga, meanwhile, only completed one of five takedown tries.
However, wrestling wasn’t the only name of the game. Although he could have easily cruised to a lopsided unanimous decision victory, Johnson went for the finish and ended things with an armbar with only 77 ticks remaining on the clock.
UFC on FOX 8 took place Saturday inside KeyArena in Seattle, Washington.
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Video: UFC on FOX 8: Johnson/Moraga