Adriano Moraes (14-2) will take on late replacement Tilek Batyrov (10-1) for the Interim-Flyweight title in the main event of ONE Championship: Heroes of the World card this weekend.
The Brazilian who is one of the worlds most highly touted Flyweights, was originally scheduled to face Andrew Leone for the ONE Championship interim title before an injury sustained by the American forced a late change of opponent.
Throughout his career, 27-year old Moraes has used his tricky style and world-class Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to great affect, defeating the likes of Yasuhiro Urushitani and Kosuke Suzuki en-route to being crowned ONE Flyweight champion. At Rise of the Kingdom he defeated Geje Eustaquio via second round guillotine choke to win the title. Unfortunately for the American Top Team trained fighter he would only be able to make one successful defence of his belt against Kosuke Suzuki before suffering a split decision loss to undefeated Kazakhstan sensation, Kairat “The Kazakh” Akhmetov last November.
Despite this setback the “Black Diamond” rebounded with a first round bravo choke submission over Eugene Toquero at Union of Warriors and aims to make it back-to-back wins when his faces his late replacement opponent.
Enter 24-year old Kyrgyzstan born Batyrov, who will be making his promotional debut has made a blistering start to his MMA career, rattling off seven straight wins all in under 10-minutes before suffering an unanimous decision defeat to Deivi Daniel Oliveira de Almeida in March 2015.
Nurbolot Batyrov trained fighter would quickly rebound from his first career setback with back-to-back wins, the last of which came in November against Giovanni Moljo at Kunlun Fight – Cage Series 4 in China. The 24-year old has competed across Eastern Europe has taken the fight on 6-days notices has stepped up to face Moraes for a chance to claim ONE Championship gold on his debut.
ONE Championship: Heroes of the World, takes places on Saturday, August 13th 2016 at the Cotai Arena at The Venetian and will be the promotion’s first ever card in Macau and will also feature a host of top Asian fighters such as Eddie Ng, Christian Lee and Eduard Folayang.
Updated ONE Championship: Heroes of the World Fight Card
Tilek Batyrov vs. Adriano Moraes – Flyweight
Adrian Pang vs. Eduard Folayang – Lightweight
Honorio Banario vs. Eddie Ng – Lightweight
Christian Lee vs. Martin Nguyen – Featherweight
Alexandre Machado vs. Alain Ngalani – Heavyweight
Jia Wen Ma vs. Jimmy Yabo – Featherweight
Hao Bin Ma vs. Chan Rothana – Bantamweight
K. Konsrichai vs. Joshua Pacio – Flyweight