Former DREAM Featherweight and Bantamweight Champion Bibiano Fernandes has officially been assigned an opponent for his ONE FC debut. Taking on the Brazilian will be CFC Bantamweight Champion Gustavo Falciroli.
Fernandes (11-3) held the DREAM strap until FEG’s demise earlier this year. “The Flash” also previously held the Japanese promotion’s featherweight title until his sole promotional loss against the man he defeated to win it, Hiroyuki Takaya. The Brazilian would move down to bantamweight after the loss and breeze through the DREAM bantamweight Grand Prix, defeating Rodolfo Marques Diniz and Antonio Banuelos to be crowned the promotion’s first 135 lb champion.
Falciroli (12-3-2) comes into the bout on a two-fight win-streak. The Aussie returns to the ONE FC cage after defeating Soo Chul Kim via rear naked choke in the promotion’s second offering this passed February.
ONE FC 5: Pride of A Nation takes place August 31 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines.The card also features former UFC champions Andrei Arlovski and Jens Pulver, as well as former DREAM Lightweight Champion Shinya Aoki.
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