Belingon gets ONE title rematch vs Fernandes in Singapore
JAKARTA—Kevin Belingon gets his shot to unify the ONE Bantamweight World championship with a rematch against reigning titleholder Bibiano Fernandes set for November 9 in Singapore.
Bellingon of Team Lakay is coming off a massive victory over two-division champion Kevin Nguyen last July, where he issued a challenge to Fernandes who was sitting at ringside at Mall of Asia Arena.
The highly-anticipated bout is the co-main event of the ONE: Heart of Lion at Singapore Indoor Stadium.
“It’s going to be an awesome matchup that fans will surely not want to miss, said Chatri Sityodtong, chairman and CEO of ONE Championship.
The last time these two fighters met in January 2016, Belingon bowed to Bibianes in a submission loss in the first round.
But he Ifugao native has been on a mean streak having won six of his last bouts.
In the main event, ONE Women’s Strawweight champion Xiong Jin Nan will defend her title against a tough-as-nails ONE Atomweight titlist Angela Lee.
“With the two stars being feared finishers, I don’t expect this bout to go the distance,” Sityodtong also said.
The full fight card has yet to be announced.
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