ONE Championship: Belingon-Bibiano rematch set for Singapore in November

Santino Honasan on Sep 19, 2018 07:46 PM
ONE: Belingon-Bibiano rematch set for Singapore in November
Kevin Belingon and Bibiano Fernandes will fight for the ONE Bantamweight World Championship in Singapore on November.

Team Lakay bantamweight star Kevin "The Silencer" Belingon will be getting his much-awaited rematch against reigning ONE Championship Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano "The Flash" Fernandes later this year. 

ONE Championship CEO and Chairman Chatri Sityodtong announced on Facebook that the highly-anticipated bantamweight title rematch will serve as the co-main event for ONE's Heart of The Lion card in Singapore on November 9th. 

Belingon, the reigning ONE Interim Bantamweight World Champion, earned his rematch against Fernandes after defeating two-division world champion Martin Nguyen via Unanimous Decision back in July. 

It was Belingon's sixth-straight victory. 

Fernandes, on the other hand, has been ONE's bantamweight king since 2013, and has defended the title successfully seven times since. 

The Brazilian submission specialist's most recent defense also came against Nguyen, who was hunting for a record-third world title in as many divisions. 

This will be Belingon's second crack at the bantamweight title, having challenged Fernandes back in 2016 and losing via first-round submission. 

The 30-year old Ifugao native has since dispatched four former world title challengers in his impressive six-fight winning streak on his way back up to top contender status. 

(READ: 'No More Detours' - Kevin Belingon wants Bibiano Fernandes next)

Headlining ONE's return to Singapore will be a champion-versus-champion matchup, as reigning ONE Women's Strawweight World Champion Xiong Jing Nan will be defending her title against reigning ONE Women's Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee. 

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