One FC Bantamweight Champion Bibiano Fernandes Defends Title Tonight at One FC: Warrior’s Way


Arguably the most decorated mixed martial artist in the world today, reigning ONE FC Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes (16-3-0) will headline ONE FC: WARRIOR’S WAY opposite unbeaten Korean prospect, Dae Hwan Kim (10-0-1), tonight at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Fernandes is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt who grew up on the hardened streets of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil. He has multiple world Jiu-Jitsu tournament wins and is currently riding an eight fight win streak, being so far unbeaten inside the ONE FC cage since debuting for the promotion in 2012.

He is also 3-0 in fights in Manila.

Fernandes became the ONE FC champion after he impressively dominated the always tough Soo Chul Kim, winning by unanimous decision. Against Dae Hwan Kim however, Fernandes is expected to face a stiff challenge to his ONE FC belt.

Kim is undefeated at 10 wins and no losses as a professional mixed martial artist, recently dismantling highly-touted Filipino warrior Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon in his last fight by submission. Five of Kim’s 10 victories are by submission while two are by knockout, making Kim a true test to Fernandes’ championship mettle.

In the world of combat sports, the best fighting the best is ideal for fans and the sport alike, but rarely are we treated to such an evenly matched contest. The main event showdown between Fernandes and Kim promises fireworks as Kim looks to dethrone the champion in front of a packed MOA Arena crowd.

Fernandes however will do everything in his capacity to prevent that from happening, drawing upon his years of experience in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to nullify Kim’s ferocious offensive. With both fighters ripped and ready for action this Friday, tensions rise and fans can expect an all-out war to unfold inside the ONE FC cage.

When two fighters of this caliber collide, the outcome is anything but predictable and fans can expect edge-of-your-seat excitement at ONE FC’s biggest show of the year.

Apart from the exciting main event, Team Lakay fighters Eduard Folayang, Kevin Belingon and Honorio Banario all get to see action along with ferocious flyweight Rene Catalan of Catalan Fighting Systems. Also on the card is the ONE FC debut of Filipino-American heavyweight, Brandon “The Truth” Vera as he takes on URCC champion Igor Subora of the Ukraine.

Former professional boxer Jujeath Nagaowa and former WBO women’s bantamweight champion Ana “The Hurricane” Julaton will kick things off for Team Philippines in the preliminary bouts.

Tickets for ONE FC: WARRIOR’S WAY on 5 December in Manila are on sale now at SM Tickets (http://www.smtickets.com). Ticket categories begin with the full Red Carpet and cageside experience for VIPs at PHP 6,360 followed by Patron PHP 3,180, Lower Box PHP 1,280, Upper Box PHP 640 and General Admission PHP 220.  Prices include ticketing fee. Pre-sale packages are currently available.

This is an official press statement from One Fighting Championship.

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