ONE Fighting Championship returns to pay-per-view Friday with an interesting event. The card will be headlined by a featured flyweight fight and supported by many locals scattered throughout the event.

In the main attraction, Brazilian prospect Adriano Moraes takes on Japanese fighter Kosuke Suzuki. Moraes has been one of the best up-and-coming 125-pounders in the sport and can take another step forward with a win over Suzuki.

In the co-featured bout, local stud Fransino Tirta looks to defend his turf against Sami Amin. Tirta has an impressive record and looks to build upon his star in this bout.

Here is an in-depth look at the three top-billed bouts on the card, along with quick predictions for the remainder of the lineup.

FlyW: Adriano Moraes (10-1) vs. Kosuke Suzuki (10-3-2)

In the main event, Brazil’s Adriano Moraes and Japan’s Kosuke Suzuki, a pair of top prospects in the flyweight division, meet with a top contention consideration in mind. The two men have combined for 20 wins thus far in their careers.

Suzuki is a well-rounded fighter who is known more for his striking, though both his career losses came via knockout. He has been known to falter when stepping up in competition, as seen in his losses to Haruo Ochi and Kentaro Watanabe. He will want to strike with Moraes, but that is a risky proposition against the powerful Brazilian.

Moraes is the epitome of well rounded. He has technical, powerful striking and a solid ground game. His only career loss to Yusup Saadulaev was very controversial, as many thought the split decision should have gone the way of Moraes. Outside of that lone defeat, he has been steamrolling guys. He crippled TUF Brazil vet Dileno Lopes with a body kick that would have downed an elephant. Then, in a rebound performance following the loss to Saadulaev, he choked out UFC veteran Yasuhiro Urushitani.

Suzuki is here to do one thing: make Moraes look good. On the feet, Suzuki will try to last with Moraes, but that won’t happen. Moraes will light him up, and if he wants to, the Brazilian will take his Japanese nemesis to the mat. He will either knock out Suzuki or finish him via submission.

FW: Fransino Tirta (15-0-1) vs. Sami Amin (4-1)

Indonesian fighter Fransino Tirta defends his home country against Egyptian Sami Amin in a clash of impressive featherweights. Tirta is a serious prospect that ONE FC would love to build up going forward.

Tirta is unbeaten in 16 pro bouts dating back to 2003. He has spent his time in the Pacific and Asian MMA scene, where his only “blemish” came in the form of a draw opposite of Dai Shuang Hai. His record would be more credible if it included a recognizable name, but running a 15-0-1 record is still a great achievement. He is well rounded, though his ground-and-pound and submission game have been his best attributes.

Amin is a striker with good kicks and solid power for a 145-pounder. He has fought for Super Fight League, where he suffered his only pro loss. His ground game is still a work in progress. He has been submitted via rear-naked choke, a submission hold that Tirta likes to use.

This seems like a pretty big mismatch, especially since Tirta is a ground fighter and Amin is susceptible to the submission. Tirta will close the distance, plant the Egyptian on the mat and dominate him there. He will likely finish him with strikes or force him to tap.

FlyW: Geje Eustaquio (5-2) vs. Kentaro Watanabe (10-4)

In an important flyweight bout, Japan’s Kentaro Watanabe looks to derail the hype of Filipino Geje Eustaquio. The winner will move into the upper range of the division with title-picture considerations.

Eustaquio represents the rising Lakay MMA gym, which hosts the likes of Kevin Belingon and Mark Eddiva, among others. He is a striker, like most men from the gym, and uses good movement and lots of kicks against opponents. He is coming off his biggest career win, where he outpointed Eugene Toquero at ONE FC 13 in December. Against Watanabe, he sees another striker. That should make this a fun bout.

Watanabe, a power striker, is different from Eustaquio in that he uses his hands more than his legs. The Shooto vet makes his ONE FC debut with names like Ryuichi Miki and Nam Jin Jo standing out on his resume as impressive victories. His experience, especially against tough opposition, has to be an advantage for the Japanese brawler.

This should be a very exciting fight. Both men have been known to stand and bang, which could eventually lead to a great knockout. Many believe Eustaquio has a bright future and is being set up for success here. His future is indeed bright, but Watanabe should be able to outwork the Filipino for the win.

Quick Picks

WW: Aung La N Sang (14-9) over Mahmoud Salama (4-4)
BW: Ev Ting (6-2) over Yohan Mulia Legowo (7-2)
FlyW: Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke (0-0) over Jomanz Omanz (0-0)
FlyW: Gianni Subba (3-1) over Ruel Catalan (2-4)
WW: Zuli Silawanto (6-7) over Mohammad Sotounzadeh (0-0)
Women’s BW: Desi Rahayu (0-0) over Ella Tang (0-1)