Many people that tuned in to UFC 216 missed the Knockout of the Night (KOTN) from John Moraga. Moraga was coming off of a decision win in June, but an overall spotty UFC career. It was on UFC Fight Pass that led to a majority of MMA fans missing his fight.
Coming into his fight with the highly touted and undefeated Magomed Bibulatov, Moraga seemed to have a chip on his shoulder. Bibulatov’s resume included a Grand Prix win and two flyweight titles in other organizations. It almost seemed like Moraga was there for Bibulatov to make his name off of. A win over a former title challenger can help someone’s resume immensely. However, it was not to be for Bibulatov.
Moraga landed a blistering left hook that floored Bibulatov and earned himself a $50,000 bonus for his troubles.