The TKO got here at 1 minute, 3 seconds.
Sandhagen caught Moraes with a spinning heel kick to the top, inflicting him to hit the canvas and roll backward in opposition to the cage. Sandhagen pounced and landed a flurry of strikes earlier than the referee jumped in to cease the battle.
Sandhagen (13-2), who’s 28 and fights out of Aurora, Colorado, had received seven straight earlier than a first-round submission loss to Aljamain Sterling in his earlier battle.
Moraes (23-7-1) was on a four-fight successful streak earlier than succumbing to former bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo in June 2019. He rebounded with a split-decision win over Jose Aldo in December.