The Venetian Macao’s glitzy Cotai Arena played host to ONE Championship 45: "Heroes of the World" on Saturday night (Aug. 13, 2016) from Macau, China, as Adriano Moraes was crowned the interim ONE Flyweight World Champion with a second-round submission victory over Tilek Batyrov in the main event.
On the ground, it was all Moraes as the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt dominated Batyrov. In the second stanza the Brazilian was finally able to lock in a deep rear naked choke to force the tap. Moraes improves to 15-2 and claims the interim title, while Batyrov drops to 10-2.
In the co-man event, Eduard Folayang braved through an extremely durable Adrian Pang putting together one of the best performances of his career to date. The Filipino attacked his opponent with a variety of spinning back fists and side kicks but was on the receiving end of some ground-and-pound in the final round.
However, it wasn't enough for Pang to secure the comeback win as he drops to 22-9-2 in his career with the unanimous decision loss. Folayang improves to 16-5 and will be hoping his sixth win inside the ONE Championship cage can secure him a shot at reigning Lightweight champion Shinya Aoki later this year.
His Team Lakay training partner Honorio Banario also scored a memorable decision victory over Eddie Ng. Like Folayang, Banario is riding back-to-back wins in the 155-pound division and improves to 10-6 overall with the win, while Ng drops to 7-3 after his third-straight loss.
Check below for complete ONE Championship 45 results:
Adriano Moraes defeats Tilek Batyrov by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:49 minutes of round 2
Eduard Folayang defeats Adrian Pang by Unanimous Decision (UD) after three rounds
Honorio Banario defeats Eddie Ng by Unanimous Decision (UD) after three rounds
Martin Nguyen defeats Christian Lee by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 4:30 minutes of round 1
Alexandre Machado defeats Alain Ngalani by TKO (Tapout) at 0:21 minutes of round 2
Istela Nunes defeats Mei Yamaguchi by Split Decision (SD) after three rounds
Ma Hao Bin defeats Chan Rothana by Unanimous Decision (UD) after three rounds
Ma Jia Wen defeats Jimmy Yabo by TKO (Strikes) at 2:31 minutes of round 3
Joshua Pacio defeats Kritsada Kongsrichai by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:37 minutes of round 1
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