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MMA: Fernandes and Kim to unify bantamweight titles at ONE FC: Total Domination

August 13, 2013 11:13am

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ONE Fighting Championship (ONE FC), the biggest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion in Asia, returns to Singapore for another blockbuster event on October 18 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Headlining the fight card is the most highly-anticipated fight in ONE FC history – the unification bout for the ONE FC bantamweight world title. Expected to be yet another sold-out event, fight fans are set to pack the 12,000-seater Singapore Indoor Stadium once again for a night of world-class MMA action.

“We are coming back to Singapore to put on one of the greatest fight cards in Asian MMA history. We will finally settle the question of who deserves to be called the top bantamweight fighter on the planet,” said ONE FC’s Chief Executive Officer Victor Cui.

“Plus, the fierce MMA darling of Singapore, Sherilyn Lim, will make her ONE FC debut in front of thousands of screaming home fans. We always step it up a notch in Singapore and October 18 will be no different. We are putting together a fight card that will blow away the millions of passionate fight fans all around the world. Thousands of fans in attendance and the millions watching live around the world are set for another evening of world-class MMA action featuring the best in Asia.”

The ONE FC bantamweight unification title fight will be a battle between the Brazil’s Bibiano Fernandes and the heavy-handed and lightning quick South Korean, Soo Chul Kim.

Fernandes is ranked as one of the best bantamweight fighters in the world. He is the former DREAM featherweight champion, DREAM featherweight Grand Prix winner, and current interim ONE FC bantamweight champion. Fernandes has not lost a fight in over two years and he made his ONE FC debut in Manila last August when he defeated CFC Bantamweight Champion Gustavo Falciroli. Fernandes then followed that up with a first round submission win over DEEP bantamweight champion Yoshiro Maeda. At ONE FC: RISE TO POWER in May 2013, Fernandes captured the interim title by winning a unanimous decision over Koetsu Okazaki. At ONE FC: Total Domination, he will be looking to cement his status as the best pound-for-pound fighter currently in Asia by taking home the unified ONE FC bantamweight world championship belt.

Reigning ONE FC bantamweight world champion Soo Chul Kim is only 21 years of age but he is already a veteran of 11 MMA fights. He brings an unusual combination of both youth and experience into the ONE FC cage. The Korean has consistently tested himself against the best fighters in the division and has already competed in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines. In his last ONE FC outing, Kim defeated Leandro Issa by technical knockout en route to winning the inaugural ONE FC bantamweight title.

Also, the Lion City will be awaiting the debut of hometown hero Sherilyn Lim. She has quickly established herself as the best female mixed martial artist in Singapore and fight fans have been eagerly expecting her debut on the largest stage in Asian MMA. She will be looking to do the Republic proud on Asia's largest stage when she competes in front of the Singapore fans on October 18. - CLP, GMA News
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