Former ONE Flyweight World Champion Adriano “Mikinho” Moraes reclaimed championship gold in the Cotai Arena at The Venetian Macao, when he submitted Tilek Batyrov to take home the Interim ONE Flyweight World Title. Batyrov, a two-time Combat Sambo World Champion representing Kyrgyzstan, stepped in for the injured Andrew Leone on just five days notice.
After an initial feeling out phase, Moraes scored the first takedown of the contest. But Batyrov impressively held a high guard on the Brazilian and actively stayed busy from bottom position, perhaps in a quest to slap on a triangle choke. Moraes, a BJJ blackbelt, wasn’t too concerned as he concentrated on dishing out some ground and pound. Batyrov eventually responded with a guillotine choke. The former champ was never in any real danger, but the submission attempt did bring the fighters back to their feet.
Though Moraes wasn’t scared to trade punches, the Kyrgyzstan dynamo peppered him with some hard left crosses from the southpaw stance.Read More »from Adriano Moraes Submits Tilek Batyrov To Claim Interim ONE Flyweight World Championship