Adriano Moraes

Adriano Moraes

Personal Information

Full Name Adriano Moraes
Date of Birth April 21, 1988
Age 34
Nationality Brazilian
Nickname Mikinho, Black Diamond

Adriano Moraes News

Adriano Moraes says next match will ‘profit’ him with another run at flyweight gold Adriano Moraes says next match will ‘profit’ him with another run at flyweight gold
Adriano Moraes says next match will ‘profit’ him with another run at flyweight gold
Adriano Moraes admits he ‘held back’ for too long in rubber match versus Demetrious Johnson Adriano Moraes admits he ‘held back’ for too long in rubber match versus Demetrious Johnson
Adriano Moraes admits he ‘held back’ for too long in rubber match versus Demetrious Johnson
‘Buchecha’ says Adriano Moraes has been a key figure at ATT: “Adriano is a guy who teaches us a lot” ‘Buchecha’ says Adriano Moraes has been a key figure at ATT: “Adriano is a guy who teaches us a lot”
‘Buchecha’ says Adriano Moraes has been a key figure at ATT: “Adriano is a guy who teaches us a lot”
Demetrious Johnson looks back on ‘amazing’ rivalry with Adriano Moraes: “Nothing but love and respect” Demetrious Johnson looks back on ‘amazing’ rivalry with Adriano Moraes: “Nothing but love and respect”
Demetrious Johnson looks back on ‘amazing’ rivalry with Adriano Moraes: “Nothing but love and respect”
ONE Championship asks fans who Adriano Moraes should face next ONE Championship asks fans who Adriano Moraes should face next
ONE Championship asks fans who Adriano Moraes should face next

Adriano Moraes: A Brief Biography

Adriano' Mikinho' Moraes is a 34-year-old Brazilian professional fighter competing in the ONE Championship. He is a former ONE Championship flyweight champion.

Moraes is currently the No.1 ranked contender in the division.



Latest News Update for Adriano Moraes


Adriano Moraes is set to face Demetrious Johnson in a trilogy fight on May 5, 2023, for the ONE Championship flyweight title.


Adriano Moraes vs. Demetrious Johnson



Adriano Moraes Facts


Birth PlaceBrasilia, Federal District, Brazil
Star SignTaurus
Age34
MMA Debut2011
MMA Record20-4-0
AchievementsFormer ONE Championship flyweight champion
Social MediaInstagram, Twitter



Early Life and Career


Adriano Moraes was an abandoned child born in Brasilia and spent the first three years in an orphanage. His life took turns when his stepmother adopted and raised him as a single mother. Her idea was to send him to judo classes when he was seven.


While growing up, Moraes fell into bad company, and to protect himself from other harm, he started training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and slowly started competing in tournaments.

Adriano Moraes made his professional debut on September 4, 2011, and won the fight via a guillotine choke submission in the first round.




Adriano Moraes's Career in ONE Championship



Adriano Moraes made his ONE Championship debut on November 15, 2013, against Yusup Saadulaev and lost the fight via decision.


For his next two fights, Moraes defeated Yasuhiro Urushitani and Kosuke Suzuki via submission.


On September 12, 2014, Ariano Moraes won the inaugural ONE Championship flyweight title by defeating Geje Eustaquio via a guillotine choke submission. He successfully defended the title for once against Riku Shibuya on March 13, 2015.


Moraes lost the flyweight title to Kairat Akhmetov on November 21, 2015.


Adriano Moraes won the interim ONE flyweight championship on August 13, 2016, by defeating Tilek Batyrov and later unified the title by defeating Kairat Akhmetov on July 5, 2017.


Moraes successfully defended the title against Danny Kingad on November 10, 2017.


On June 23, 2018, Moraes lost the title to Geje Eustaquio via a split decision. Moraes fought back his title from Eustaquio on January 25, 2019.


Adriano Moraes successfully defended the title against Demetrious Johnson and Yuya Walamatsu.



For his last fight, Adriano Moraes faced Demetrious Johnson and lost the bout via a flying knee knockout in the fourth round.




Adriano Moraes Record


Res.RecordOpponentMethodEventDateRoundTimeLocation
Loss20–4Demetrious JohnsonKO (flying knee)ONE on Prime Video 1August 27, 202243:50Kallang, Singapore
Win20–3Yuya WakamatsuSubmission (guillotine choke)ONE: XMarch 26, 202233:58Kallang, Singapore
Win19–3Demetrious JohnsonKO (knee)ONE on TNT 1April 7, 202122:24Kallang, Singapore
Win18–3Geje EustaquioDecision (unanimous)ONE: Hero's AscentJanuary 25, 201955:00Manila, Philippines
Loss17–3Geje EustaquioDecision (split)ONE: Pinnacle of PowerJune 23, 201855:00Macau, China
Win17–2Danny KingadSubmission (rear naked choke)ONE: Legends of the WorldNovember 10, 201714:45Pasay, Philippines
Win16–2Kairat AkhmetovDecision (unanimous)ONE: Kings & ConquerorsJuly 5, 201755:00Macau, China
Win15–2Tilek BatyrovSubmission (rear naked choke)ONE: Heroes of the WorldAugust 13, 201624:49Macau, China
Win14–2Eugene ToqueroSubmission (brabo choke)ONE: Union of WarriorsMarch 18, 201614:53Yangon, Myanmar
Loss13–2Kairat AkhmetovDecision (split)ONE: Dynasty of Champions 4November 21, 201555:00Beijing, China
Win13–1Riku ShibuyaDecision (unanimous)ONE: Age of ChampionsMarch 13, 201555:00Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Win12–1Geje EustaquioSubmission (guillotine choke)ONE FC: Rise of the KingdomSeptember 12, 201423:45Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Win11–1Kosuke SuzukiSubmission (arm-triangle choke)ONE FC: Era of ChampionsJune 14, 201431:35Jakarta, Indonesia
Win10–1Yasuhiro UrushitaniSubmission (rear-naked choke)ONE FC: War of NationsMarch 14, 201423:48Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Loss9–1Yusup SaadulaevDecision (split)ONE FC: Warrior SpiritNovember 15, 201355:00Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Win9–0Dileno LopesTKO (kick to the body)Shooto Brazil 40June 23, 201331:00Manaus, Brazil
Win8–0José Marcos JúniorDecision (unanimous)Shooto Brazil 39May 17, 201335:00Brasilia, Brazil
Win7–0Carlos Sousa AlmeidaSubmission (rear-naked choke)Octagon Rounds Fight 2April 13, 201322:20Palmas, Brazil
Win6–0Aldo Ariel VillalbaSubmission (arm-triangle choke)Pro Mix Fight 7March 9, 201311:30Campo Grande, Brazil
Win5–0Michael William CostaDecision (unanimous)Shooto Brazil 34September 21, 201235:00Brasilia, Brazil
Win4–0Leonardo MouraDecision (unanimous)Encontro Fight 2July 27, 201235:00Sao Paulo, Brazil
win3–0Jhon LenoKO (knee)Rockstrike MMAMay 26, 20121N/ABrasilia, Brazil
Win2–0James CarvalhoTKO (elbows)Precol Combat 7May 5, 201211:55Unaí, Brazil
Win1–0Ismael BonfimSubmission (guillotine choke)Precol Combat 5September 4, 201112:55Unaí, Brazil




Adriano Moraes's Most Popular Fights


Adriano Moraes vs. Demetrious Johnson 2


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Adriano Moraes vs Yuya Wakamatsu


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Adriano Moraes vs. Demetrious Johnson 1


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FAQs on Adriano Moraes



Q1. When is Adriano Moraes fighting next?


Adriano Moraes is set to face Demetrious Johnson on May 5, 2023, for the ONE Championship flyweight title.



Q2. How many fights has Adriano Moraes had in the ONE Championship?


Adriano Moraes has had fifteen fights in the ONE Championship so far.





*Last updated on March 31, 2023.


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