MMA: Bibiano Fernandes, Kevin Belingon face off ahead of ONE Singapore bout

MMA: Bibiano Fernandes, Kevin Belingon face off ahead of ONE Singapore bout
Bibiano Fernandes and Kevin Belingon facing off each other, witnessed by ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong. - ONE photo
SINGAPORE: Reigning ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano Fernandes went face-to-face with challenger, ONE Interim Bantamweight World Champion Kevin Belingon today ahead of their highly-anticipated showdown in Singapore, Friday night.

Fernandes from Brazil will lock horns with his Filipino opponent at 'ONE: Heart of the Lion' event, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium this Friday.

of the Philippines for the first time ahead of their highly-anticipated showdown at the Singapore Indoor Stadium this Friday, 9 November.
“It has always been a pleasure to be here in Singapore. This is where I unified the titles in 2013. I will get a chance to do it again in a rematch with a tough opponent in Kevin Belingon.

“I fought him in the past. I finished him before, and I will finish him again. I am ready for the war on Friday, and I am prepared to do my best,” said Fernandes during a press conference here, today.

Belingon, commenting of the fight, said he had waited for a long time to face Bibiano.

“I trained very hard for the match this coming Friday. I’ve waited for a long time to face Bibiano Fernandes again.

“I am 100 percent ready and confident. I will do my best to win this time,” he said.

Also in attendance were co-main event participants, Christian Lee of Singapore and Kazuki Tokudome of Japan, as well as newly-signed ONE Championship athletes Demetrious Johnson and Eddie Alvarez.

In addition, ONE Championship also announced a World Grand Prix for the flyweight and lightweight divisions.