ONE FC 25 takes place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on March 13, 2015. At the weigh ins, Flyweight Champion Adriano Moraes and challenger Asuka Mikami made the limit.
Moraes (12-1) joined ONE FC in 2013 and faced Yusup Saadulaev in an incredible battle which saw him handed his first loss by Split Decision. The former Shooto Brazil prodigy rebounded to choke out Yasuhiro Urushitani, Suzuki, and most recently Geje Eustaquio for the ONE FC Flyweight strap.
Former RINGS The Outsiders competitor Mikami (12-2-2-1), also known as “Shibuya Rick”, has kept his 5-year undefeated streak alive in 2014 by outpointing Paraestra’s Yasutaka Koga at Tribe Tokyo Fight Challenge 2. He then took a Unanimous Decision in HEAT against Takeshi Hara.
ONE Flyweight World Champion Adriano Moraes stated,
“I’m ready to defend the honour of this world championship! I carry the championship with pride and I do not plan on giving it up! Riku Shibuya is not going to take the championship from me I can assure everybody that!”
ONE Flyweight World Championship challenger Riku Shibuya stated,
“I am here in ONE Championship to be the champion. I plan on beating Moraes and bringing the title back to Japan, where it belongs.”
Photos courtesy of David Ash, SingaporeMaven.com
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ONE FC 25
March 13, 2015
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Live stream: WWW.ONEFC.COM/LIVESTREAM
ONE Flyweight World Championship bout: Adriano Moraes (56.7kg/125lbs) VS Riku Shibuya (56.7kg/125lbs)
Lightweight bout: Peter Davis (70.3kg/154.5lbs) VS Rajinder Singh Meena (70.1kg/154 lbs)
Women’s Flyweight bout: Ann Osman (55.7kg/122.5lbs) VS Walaa Abbas (56.6kg/124.5lbs)
Featherweight bout: Cary Bullos (65.5kg/144lbs) VS Ev Ting (65.7kg/144.5lbs)
Flyweight bout: Thanh Vu (56.6kg/124.5lbs) VS Gianni Subba (56.7kg/125lbs)
Women’s Atomweight bout: Kirstie Gannaway (48kg/105.5lbs) VS April Osenio (48kg/105.5lbs)
Bantamweight bout: Ramon Gonzales (60.6kg/133lbs) VS Chan Rothana (61.05kg/134lbs)
Catchweight bout (82kg): Reant Fabriza Rainir (77.6kg/171lbs) VS Agilan Thani (81.5kg/179lbs)