ONE Fight Night 4: Stephen Loman scores impressive win over Bibiano Fernandes
MANILA, Philippines—Stephen Loman notched his 17th career win, dominating former bantamweight world champion Bibiano Fernandes in ONE Fight Night 4 at Singapore Indoor Stadium on Saturday.
Loman dictated the pace right out of the gates after a takedown in the first round, leaving Fernandes dizzying in the following rounds to gain a unanimous decision victory that boosted his title bid in ONE Championship.
The Team Lakay fighter’s highlight round came in the third round where he converted a successful mount on the former champion and rained down lefts and rights.
Stephen Loman 🇵🇭 MANHANDLED Bibiano Fernandes to take the win by unanimous decision! Should he face the winner of Lineker vs. Andrade II? 👑 pic.twitter.com/mKbJhfTpxC
— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) November 19, 2022
With a technical knockout decision looming, Fernandes was saved by the bell, urging referee Olivier Coste to stop the beatdown caused by Loman.
Fellow Team Lakay Kevin Belingon absorbed his fifth straight loss at the hands of Kim Jae-woong via first round TKO.
Kim connected with a left hook to send Belingoon crashing to the canvas.
In a post on Facebook, Team Lakay coach Mark Sangiao believes the stunning loss is not that end for his veteran fighter.
“We know some people will say Team Lakay Kevin Belingon is done after performing short from his match against Kim Jae Woong. Some will say he needs to have that blaze back, that old Kevin back. But, we are mere spectators, we are mere observers.
“The Silencer knows himself, deep down…. And it’s safe for me to say, I know Kevin, I know my ward. WE WILL BE BACK!” the Facebook post on Team Lakay’s official page read.
Meanwhile, Cosmo Alexandre scored a stunning knockout of Juan Cervantes in their ONE welterweight Muay Thai clash before announcing his retirement soon after the bout.
Alexandre hit Cervantes with an upward elbow just over a minute into round two.
In the main event, Christian Lee stopped Kiamrian Abbasov to become a two-division champion in ONE Championship.
Lee captured the welterweight crown after rallying to overcome Abbasov in a fourth-round technical knockout victory. He was awarded a $50,000 performance bonus.