01 Jan UFC Jacksonville video: Thiago Moises stuns Michael Johnson with comeback heel hook submission
Down on the scorecards, Thiago Moises went back to what brought him to the dance to get back in the win column.
Moises faced lightweight veteran Michael Johnson on Wednesday to kick off the main card of UFC Jacksonville, and Johnson was a handful in the first round as he battered Moises on the feet to take the early advantage. A skilled submission artist, Moises shot out of his corner like a rocket to start the second round and immediately attacked Johnson’s leg.
Despite Johnson’s best efforts, he couldn’t stop Moises from snatching the appendage and soon Moises had him tapping out to a heel hook 25 seconds into round two.
It was the second UFC win for Moises (13-4), who improved to 2-2 in the UFC, while Johnson (19-16) sees his record in the octagon drop below the .500 mark at 11-12.
Watch the finishing sequence above.