The Singapore-based organization Monday announced that unbeaten
Brazilian prospect Adriano
Moraes will square off against King of the Cage junior
flyweight champion Josh Paiva in
a 125-pound bout.
FC 12 “Warrior Spirit” takes place at Putra Indoor Stadium in
the Kuala Lumpur suburb of Bukit Jalil and is headlined by a
welterweight title fight between local favorite Adam
Shahir Kayoom and Japanese knockout artist Nobutatsu
Suzuki. The show’s preliminary card will stream live and free
of charge on Sherdog.com.
Moraes hails from the Brazilian capital of Brasilia and fights out
of the city’s best-known gym, Constrictor Team. “Mikinho” has
racked up a perfect 9-0 record in his young MMA career, including
four wins thus far in 2013. His opponent, Paiva, also sports an
unblemished record at 4-0. A nuclear power plant inspector by day,
the Californian recently scored the biggest win of his MMA career,
capturing the KOTC belt in August by knocking out Zach Lari.