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Batolbatol back at One Championship cage at first Surabaya event

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By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--Rocky Batolbatol will once again grace the cage of One Championship as he takes on Sunoto at the promotion's first fight card in Surabaya, One: Conquest of Kings, on July 29 at the GOR Kertajaya Arena in the said city.

Batolbatol is returning from a one-year layoff following his loss to Christian Lee on May 27, 2016, but he is expected to get a cold treatment from the Indonesian crowd that will cheer for Sunoto.

The main event will feature a rematch between Kairat Akhmetov and Adriano Moraes for the One flyweight title.

Akhmetov and Moraes fought to the finish in their first meeting before Akhmetov got the better of a split decision to take the flyweight title from Moraes.

Akhmetov, however, suffered a major injury that sidelined him for a long time. Moraes would become the interim flyweight champ in Macau on Aug. 14.

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Akhmetov could also set history as a win in his comeback fight will stretch his MMA record to 24-0, which means he will own the longest winning streak in MMA history.

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