Adriano Moraes on his journey from street fighter to MMA champion: ST Sports Talk Ep 129


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ST Sports Talk Ep 129: Adriano Moraes on his journey from street fighter to MMA champion

8:38 mins

Synopsis: The Straits Times tackles the biggest sports talking points every month.

In this episode, sports correspondent Sazali Abdul Aziz talks to One Championship’s flyweight world champion Adriano Moraes, on the back of his highlight-reel knockout of distinguished mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Demetrious Johnson at the One on TNT 1 event.
Moraes talks about how he nearly became drawn into a life of crime as a youth, after being abandoned as a newborn baby in an alley on the streets of Brasilia. He also details how discovering jiujitsu helped him toward a brighter future.

They discuss:

  1. A difficult early life, and how jiujitsu saved Moraes (1:51)
  2. Giving back to the community in Brasilia (4:40)
  3. What’s next for Moraes? (6:26)

Produced by: Sazali Abdul Aziz ( and Ernest Luis

Edited by: Aleemah Basirah

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1. A difficult early life, and how jiujitsu saved Moraes (00:01:51)

2. Giving back to the community in Brasilia (00:04:40)

3. What’s next for Moraes? (00:06:26)

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