The black belt in Bjj, former Dream and current ONE Bw champion Bibiano Fernandes entered this fight with a pro record of 22-3-0 (45% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.19 bantamweight in the world. He suffered his last loss when he faced Hiroyuki Takaya in 2010, since then he has collected 14 consecutive victories beating Reece McLaren (Bibiano Fernandes vs Reece McLaren), Andrew Leone and Martin Nguyen in his last three (Bibiano Fernandes vs Martin Nguyen).
His opponent, the black belt in Wushu Kevin Belingon, has an official mma record of 19-5-0 (58% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.24 in the same weight class. He was defeated by Bibiano Fernandes in their first fight in 2016 (Fernandes vs Belingon I) but then he has won six bouts defeating Andrew Leone and Martin Nguyen in his last two as well. Fernandes vs Belingon 2, main event of ONE FC 78, is valid for the ONE bantamweight title – ONE FC 78. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: One Championship 78: Heart of the Lion
Where: Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang, Singapore
Title: ONE Bantamweight Championship
Fernandes’ previous fight: Bibiano Fernandes vs Martin Nguyen
Fernandes vs Belingon 2 full fight video:
(Free embeddable video hosted on Youtube and not uploaded by TheFightOnline)