Adriano Moraes grateful to play for American fans


Reigning ONE Flyweight Champion Adriano Moraes is extremely grateful to have the chance to perform for North American fans on Prime Video.

ONE Championship made headlines last April when it announced its multi-year partnership with Amazon Prime Video.

The US subscription service will air its first martial arts event, ONE on Prime Video 1 live via US Primetime on August 26 with Adriano Moraes and Demetrious Johnson headlining the evening.

Expecting a new wave of spectators to witness his fight, ‘Mikinho’ feels nothing but excitement and gratitude.

He happily told ONE:

“I think this partnership between ONE and Prime Video will be fantastic for MMA fans and anyone who loves martial arts. And for me, it will be an honor to [compete in] the main event of the first Prime Video broadcast. I am once again very grateful.

Adriano Moraes, the Brazilian boy with big dreams, has reached the pinnacle of his long MMA career. The American Top Team (ATT) fighter made MMA history when he became the first man to knock out 12-time world flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson in 2021 at ONE on TNT 1. The upset knockout has sent shockwaves around the world.

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The Brazilian fighter is honored to relaunch it with the American legend on one of the biggest cards in ONE history. Moraes recently returned to the circle to pick up a devastating knockout win over Yuya “Little Piranha” Wakamatsu at ONE X last March, cementing his spot as the undisputed ONE World Flyweight Champion.

Johnson, on the other hand, hasn’t competed in an MMA fight since his previous outing against Moraes. However, “Mighty Mouse” picked up his latest win in an exhilarating mixed rules bout against Rodtang Jitmuangnon on the same fight card.

Watch MMA superstar Adriano Moraes attempt to retain his belt on Friday, August 26 on Prime Video.

Adriano Moraes says world title fight with ‘Mighty Mouse’ is important to his legacy

One of the reasons Adriano Moraes agreed to a rematch with “Mighty Mouse” Demetrious Johnson is because it’s another golden opportunity to make a lasting impact in the history of mixed martial arts.

In an interview with ONE, the ATT fighter explained:

“This fight is important to my legacy because I want to make as many title defenses as possible in my career. And [another] victory over him will help build that legacy.

It’s amazing how far the Brazilian superstar has come, competing in jiu-jitsu and judo when he was younger to becoming a well-rounded punching and wrestling machine today.

The Brazilian star has overcome a lot of adversity in his personal and professional life, and that’s what motivates him to keep working to become one of the most talented competitors in ONE Championship history.

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