ONE “Century”: Bibiano Fernandes & Kevin Belingon Comment on Upcoming, Fourth Fight
By FCF Staff
ONE Championship’s “Century” card is taking place this Sunday, and the stacked event will see Bibiano Fernandes and Kevin Belingon fight for a fourth time.
Fernandes and Belingon fought for the first time in 2016, and Fernandes won the bout via decision. Last November, Fernandes lost the rematch via split decision, before he regained the bantamweight title this past March, when Belingon was disqualified for throwing illegal strikes (blows to the back of the head).
At a recent open workout for “Century”, Fernandes and Belingon had this to say about their upcoming fight (quotes via press release):
Kevin Belingon, former ONE Bantamweight World Champion, stated: “I’m very excited for this fight. This is my fourth match with Bibiano [Fernandes]. I think this fight will determine who is the true king at bantamweight. I’ll do my best to emerge the winner of this fight. I’m looking to end my business with Bibiano in stunning fashion. I’m super motivated to get the win here in Japan and bring the title back to the Philippines.”
Bibiano Fernandes, ONE Bantamweight World Champion, stated: “I prepared myself very hard for this fight. I’m ready to compete this Sunday, October 13th in Tokyo, Japan. I’m very excited to face Kevin [Belingon] one more time. The last time we fought, it ended controversially. Now, we get the chance to do it again and this time, there will be no doubt. I look to successfully defend my ONE Bantamweight World Champion. I’m ready to show the fans in Tokyo a very good performance.”
ONE “Century” will be hosted by the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan.