The rematch the world has been waiting for is upon us.
On Friday, November 9, the ONE Bantamweight World Championship will be unified as Kevin Belingon will have his much-awaited rematch against Bibiano Fernandes at the Singapore Indoor Stadium for the co-main event of ONE: Heart of a Lion.
“The highly-anticipated rematch between reigning ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano Fernandes and Filipino superstar Kevin Belingon is going down,” said Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship Chatri Sityodtong. “It’s going to be an awesome match-up that fans will surely not want to miss!”
Belingon (1-5) of Team Lakay, who hails from Kiangan, Ifugao province, made his professional cage debut in 2007, winning his first nine bouts while capturing the URCC flyweight title.
After joining ONE Championship in 2012, Belingon put together a series of tremendous performances – including several highlight-reel finishes – to earn a shot at ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano Fernandes in early 2016.
Although Belingon failed to capture the title, he has since been on a warpath back to world title contention, putting together a sensational win streak that includes huge knockout wins over several former world title challengers.
In his most recent outing, Belingon scored one of the biggest wins of his career, defeating two-division ONE World Champion Martin Nguyen.
Up next for Belingon is a shot at ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano Fernandes.
Fernandes (22-3) of Brazil is the reigning ONE Bantamweight World Champion, and widely considered one of the best martial artists in the world, bar none.
He made his ONE Championship debut back in 2012 and captured the bantamweight world title in 2013.
Since then, Fernandes has remained unbeaten inside the ONE Championship cage, showcasing tremendous striking and grappling ability and an unwavering will to win.
In his most recent bout, Fernandes defeated two-division titleholder Martin Nguyen by split decision in a World Champion vs. World Champion super-bout.
In the main event, Angela Lee looks to become a two-division world champion as she challenges Xiong Jing Nan for the ONE Women’s Strawweight World Championship.