The ONE Championship has returned to China and has brought along with it, a battle between the two great mixed martial artists, Adriano Moraes and Kairat Akhmetov. The fight is going to take place on November 21 at Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium in Beijing.
The 26 year old Brazilian mixed martial artist Moraes is the current ONE flyweight title holder and possesses a track record of 13-1. He is going to defend his title for the second time. On the other hand, the 28 year old exceptional Kazakh MMA fighter Akhmetov is going to have his debut in ONE Championship fight. The unbeaten MMA sensation, Akhmetov, has taken part in as many as 22 fights till now and has not lost even a single of them.
Akhmetov said that he wants to win the title and wear the belt around his waist. He said, “I am excited to fight in Asia’s largest MMA promotion and my aim is to be the best flyweight in the world. I will make my debut a memorable one by capturing the title. I respect Moraes but I want nothing more than to have that belt strapped around my waist.”
Moraes said that he has trained a lot for the upcoming fight and he won’t let Akhmetov win the belt. He stated, “I am looking forward to returning to the ONE cage and have been training really hard for Kairat for months. His record is impressive but I believe that my polished skill set will deter him from taking the belt. I am ready and I can’t wait to be back in action this November.”
Adriano Moraes Kairat Akhmetov
“Mikinho” “The Kazakh”
|13-1-0||Pro Record At Fight||22-0-0|
||Last 5 Fights||
|Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil||Fighting out of||Almaty, Kazakhstan|
|26 years, 7 months||Age at Fight||28 years, 1 month, 9 days|
|125.0 lbs (56.7 kgs)||Latest Weight||125.0 lbs (56.7 kgs)|
|5’8″ (173cm)||Height||5’5″ (165cm)|
|Constrictor Team||Gym||Alash Pride|