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Fernandes stakes One FC belt against unbeaten Kim

Bibiano Fernandes faces his toughest challenger yet. One FC (file photo)
By Dugout Philippines

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), Friday night at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

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.