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Bibiano Fernandes returning to ring on New Year’s Eve in Japan

DREAM featherweight champ Bibiano Fernandes appears set to join the line-up on December 31st at FEG’s annual year-end “Dynamite” event. Fernandes has been out of action since defeating Joachim Hansen this past March at DREAM 13 by way of split-decision due to a delay in payment for the performance.

Five Ounces of Pain was able to confirm news of the Brazilian’s expected appearance by a party with direct knowledge of the circumstances.

The BJJ-blackbelt is 8-2 overall and has won his last seven fights in a row. Fernandes’ only losses came in the second and third bouts of his career against divisional greats Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto and former WEC featherweight champ Urijah Faber. Comparably, he holds past victories over Hansen, Hiroyuki Takaya, Masakazu Imanari, and Bellator 145-pound title-holder Joe Warren.

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