ONE: "Age of Champions" is set for Stadium Putra in Kuala Lumpur tomorrow night (Fri., March 13, 2015) and will be headlined by a flyweight title match between challenger Asuka Mikami and champion Adriano Moraes with both fighters tipping the scales at exactly 125 pounds.
Moraes (12-1) is coming off three straight submission wins in the ONE Championship cage and has earned a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) black belt since his last fight and the Brazilian sounded in confident mood.
"I’m ready to defend the honor of this world championship. I carry the championship with pride and I do not plan on giving it up! Riku Shibuya (Asuka Mukami) is not going to take the championship from me I can assure everybody that," he said.
Shibuya (11-2-1-1) is a former underground fighter who is undefeated in his last 12 fights, a streak dating back to May, 2009. Tomorrow night will be his promotional debut and he 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."
All the other fighters on the card made weight at the first attempt except for Malaysian welterweight Agilan Thani who was only booked to face Indonesia's Reant Fabriza Rainir a few weeks ago after a couple of bouts were scrapped due to injury. He came in nine pounds overweight, but the fight will go ahead as planned.
The eight-fight card is scheduled to get underway at 7 p.m. local time and the title match between Moraes and Mikami will be the sixth bout of the evening because the bouts involving Ann Osman and Peter Davis are scheduled to be broadcast live on Malaysian TV at 10:30 p.m.
ONE: AGE OF CHAMPIONS WEIGH-IN RESULTS:
Peter Davis (70.3kg/154.5lbs) vs Rajinder Singh Meena (70.1kg/154 lbs)
Ann Osman (55.7kg/122.5lbs) VS Walaa Abbas (56.6kg/124.5lbs)
Adriano Moraes (56.7kg/125lbs) VS Asuka Mikami (56.7kg/125lbs) For Moraes' ONE 125 lbs title
Cary Bullos (65.5kg/144lbs) VS Ev Ting (65.7kg/144.5lbs)
Thanh Vu (56.6kg/124.5lbs) VS Gianni Subba (56.7kg/125lbs)
Kirstie Gannaway (48kg/105.5lbs) VS April Osenio (48kg/105.5lbs)
Ramon Gonzales (60.6kg/133lbs) VS Chan Rothana (61.05kg/134lbs)
Reant Fabriza Rainir (77.6kg/171lbs) VS Agilan Thani (81.5kg/179lbs)
ONE Championship: "Age of Champions" is set for Stadium Putra in Kuala Lumpur on Friday, March 13th. Fans from around the world can witness the action online via live stream and the event will be available for purchase at just $9.99 from http://www.onefc.com/livestream.