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ONE: Heroes of the World features Moraes vs Leone for interim flyweight belt

Asian MMA organization ONE Championship announced their August 13th event ONE: Heroes of the World is set with eight bouts rounding  out the first card in Macau, China.

The Cotai Arena at The Venetian Macao will be the venue and with all but one of the matches confirmed, the event looks ready to roll.

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In the main event, former champ Adriano Moraes (14-2-0)  battles Andrew Leone (8-2-0) for the interim flyweight belt.



“Real champions pick themselves up when they are down,” Moraes said in a press release. “I feel renewed as a fighter and ready to reclaim my place at the top of my division. I’m going to get inside the cage against Andrew [Leone] and show the world that I’m back.”

“It’s my time now,” the 26-year-old Leone responded. “I’ve been working very hard on my game, and feel I’m at that point in my career where I’m ready to just take the reins and show everyone who I am. With an amazing team behind me, I have all the tools I need to compete at the highest level.”

Other scheduled bouts include:

Adrian Pang (22-8-2) vs Eduard Folyang (15-5-0)

Eddie Ng (7-3-0)  vs Honorio Canario (9-6-0)

Christian Lee (5-0-0) vs Martin Nguyen (6-1-0)

Alan Ngalani (2-2-0) vs Alexandre Machado (7-2-0) 

Jia Wen Ma (2-2-0)  vs Jimmy Yabo (5-3-0) 

Haobin Ma (2-1-0) vs Chan Rothana (4-1-0)

Kritsada Kongsrichai (4-2-0) vs Joshua Pacio (7-0-0)

Tickets are available at ONE Championship’s website.

@kenaiandrews ONE: Heroes of the World features Moraes vs Leone for interim flyweight belt

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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.


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