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Bibiano Fernandes signs with UFC, facing Roland Delorme in July

The UFC bolstered its bantamweight ranks today with the signing of talented Brazilian Bibiano Fernandes and isn’t wasting any time when it comes to scheduling the 11-3 former DREAM champion.

According to UFC officials, Fernandes will make his Octagon debut on July 21 at UFC 149 where he’ll face 8-1 Roland Delorme. Delorme is currently 2-0 under the UFC’s banner since his stint on TUF 14.

Fernandes was last seen winning the DREAM Bantamweight Grand Prix with a pair of wins this past New Year’s Eve including a knockout of Zuffa veteran Antonio Banuelos. He has won ten of his last eleven fights with success against a number of notable adversaries such as Joe Warren, Masakazu Imanari, Hiroyuki Takaya, and Joachim Hansen.

The bout between Delorme-Fernandes should round out the lineup for UFC 148 as the twelfth tussle on the Canadian card. The show is headlined by a featherweight title-fight between champion Jose Aldo and challenger Erik Koch.