Adriano Moraes won the interim flyweight title by beating Tilek Batyrov at One Championship 45 on Saturday at the Cotai arena in Macau, China.

The win over his short-notice opponent – by rear-naked choke with just 11 seconds remaining in round two – sets up a rematch with 23-0 Kazakh title holder, Kairat Akhmetov, who defeated the Brazilian by split decision at One Championship 34 in November.



The evening’s lightweight co-main event saw some spectacular striking on display as  Eduard Folayang took Adrian Pang apart to claim a decision, though he might have wondered how he failed to put his opponent away.



Honorio Banario won the evening’s fight of the night after surviving an early onslaught from Edie Ng. The Pilipino finished strongly, which under One’s scoring criteria was enough to earn a unanimous nod from the judges.



The shock of the night came when Aussie featherweight tapped Christian Lee – brother of atomweight champion Angela – to hand the 18-year-old the first defeat of his career.



Further down the card, hopes for a rematch of one of the fights of the year between Angela Lee and Mei Yamaguchi were dashed when Brazilian Istela Nunes earned a split-decision win over the Japanese veteran.


Full results below:

Adriano Moraes def. Tilek Batyrov via submission (rear-naked choke) – 4:49  of round two – wins One Championship interim flyweight title

Eduard Folayang def. Adrian Pang via unanimous decision

Honorio Banario def. Eddie Ng via unanimous decision

Martin Nguyen def. Christian Lee via submission (guillotine choke) – 4:30 of round one 

Alexandre Machado def. Alain Ngalani via submission (strikes) – 0:21 of round two 

Istela Nunes def. Mei Yamaguchi via split decision

Ma Jia Wen def. Jimmy Yabo via TKO (strikes) – 2:31 of round three

Ma Hao Bin def. Chan Rothana via unanimous decision 

Joshua Pacio def. Kritsada Kongsrichai via submission (rear-naked choke) – 4:37 of round one