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Adriano Moraes to Defend ONE Flyweight Title Against Kairat Akhmetov in Beijing

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Adriano Moraes ONE Age of Champions

Adriano Moraes is set to make the second defense of his flyweight title when he takes on Kairat Akhmetov at ONE: Dynasty of Champions. The event is set for the Beijing Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium on Nov. 21. More details about it were revealed at a press conference on Tuesday.

ONE Championship has teamed up with Chinese company Wujie and unveiled ambitious plans to put on 26 events in China over the course of the next two years. The first of these takes place next month and sees the undefeated Akhmetov make his promotional debut.

Akhmetov (22-0) is the Alash Pride 125-pound champion and has won every MMA fight of his career to date. The Kazakh has been handed an immediate title shot and will be looking to follow in the foosteps of compatriot Igor Svirid by becoming a ONE Championship titleholder.

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He is going up against Moraes (13-1), who has emerged as one of the organization’s brightest stars. The Brazilian captured the belt by submitting Geje Eustaquio and then followed that with a hard ….View original article

Source:: mmaweekly