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Kevin Belingon not pressured heading into Fernandes tetralogy bout



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Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon insists he feels no pressure ahead of facing ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes for the fourth time, even after the controversial finish to their last bout.

Fernandes regained the World Title when officials disqualified Belingon for illegal strikes – which the camp of the 31-year-old has vehemently denied.

Now “The Silencer” can redeem himself in the co-main event of ONE: Century Part II at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan on October 13.

Despite the magnitude of the match, the former World Champion insists that it is just another day in the office.

“[I feel] no pressure at all,” Belingon said. “I’ve been waiting for this fight since last March.

“I’ve been in this situation before, and even though a lot of eyes will be glued to this match, I feel no pressure. I feel hungry and more motivated to perform and to win.”

Make no mistake, though — Belingon isn’t taking this match lightly.

The Kiangan, Ifugao native is treating this as the biggest match of his career. Then again, since he has always done that, not much has changed for the Filipino.

He is motivated to end this storied rivalry as the most dominant World Champion in ONE history.

“My confidence is through the roof, though I am not taking him lightly,” the Team Lakay bantamweight said. “I am taking a very careful approach because I really want to end up on top.

“This might be the last time that we’ll face each other, and I want to make sure to give everything I have.”

Will Belingon become the second Filipino World Champion in ONE Championship? Find out at ONE: Century, the biggest World Championship martial arts event in history.

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No organization has ever promoted two full-scale World Championship events in one day with 28 World Champions; four World Title bouts; three World Grand Prix Championship Finals; and several World Champion versus World Champion matches.

The historic event happens at the famous Ryogoku Kokugikan on October 13 in Tokyo, Japan.

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