ONE Championship polled its audience to find out who they would like to see Adriano Moraes fight next.
Moraes has won the ONE Flyweight World Championship an incredible eight times in the past. ‘Mikinho’ suffered a big setback when he lost the trilogy match against Demetrious Johnson at ONE Fight Night 10: Johnson vs. Moraes III on Prime Video. Despite the fact that his legacy in ONE has been cemented, this defeat was a major blow to ‘Mikinho’. The Brazilian athlete, who is now 35 years old, has stated that he has no intention of retiring, which begs the question: what comes next?
Moraes landed a flying knee on Johnson, which was recently highlighted on Instagram by ONE Fighting Championship. The question was posed to followers in the caption of the social media post: “What should the former world champion do next?”
“Gotcha, ” Who do you think Adriano Moraes should compete against next? @moraesadrianomma”
There was a wide range of responses provided in the comment section, including some that said:
“Where do I put in my registration?” — Reece McLaren, in a remark on Instagram
“Kingad has more than earned a rematch with him”Instagram comment
Instagram user “@rodtang_jimungnon” left the following comment: “Move up weight class. Instagram comment “Fight bantamweight” Instagram comment “Fight bantamweight”
Adriano Moraes has a record of 11 victories and eight finishes in ONE Championship, but he has recently suffered two consecutive defeats at the hands of Demetrious Johnson. Because of this, ‘Mikinho’ needs a win in order to dispel the notion that his age is starting to become a factor in his performance.
Reece McLaren was defeated by Kairat Akhmetov in a crucial matchup that took place during ONE Fight Night 10, the main card event. As a consequence of this, a fight between Moraes and McLaren would be interesting; however, it is unknown what the promotion intends to do with the previous ONE Flyweight World Champion.
For those who haven’t seen Moraes’ most recent bout, the replay of ONE bout Night 10: Johnson vs. Moraes III can be viewed for free by Amazon Prime Video subscribers in North America. The battle in question took place between Johnson and Moraes III.