Bibiano Fernandes Inked Deal With ONE FC, Will Debut in Manila, Philippines
Earlier, Bibiano Fernandes was said to have signed with the biggest MMA show, and later recanted the announcement stating that Fernandes never signed any contract with UFC.
But to everyone’s surprise, Fernandes, the former DREAM featherweight and the current bantamweight champ has struck a deal with ONE FC and is set to make his first appearance in Manila City, Philippines this coming August 1st.
Dubbed as the ONE FC: “Pride of Nations,” it boasted the likes of Fernandes, Shinya Aoki in their banner. Earlier, former UFC veteran Roger Huerta inked a deal with the promotion and made his fighting debut with ONE FC, unfortunately he was knocked out by Zorobabel Moreira.
Fernandes opponent in the upcoming ONE FC event is yet to be announced, in the meantime, organizers are busy preparing for the event in the Philippines which is currently engaged in a standoff with China after the latter tries to claim a group of tiny islets near the former’s territory. The United States and several of its allies have already expressed their support to Philippines.