Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes of Brazil and Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon of the Philippines faced the media from all over the world during the official “ONE: Heart of the Lion” press conference at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center in Singapore on November 7, 2018. The ONE Bantamweight World Champion went face-to-face with the ONE Interim Bantamweight World Champion for the first time ahead of their highly anticipated showdown.
“It has always been a pleasure to be here in Singapore,” Fernandes told the media. “This is where I unified the titles in 2013. I will get a chance to do it again in a rematch with a tough opponent in Kevin Belingon.”
“I fought him in the past,” Fernandes said of Belingon. “I finished him before and I will finish him again. I am ready for the war on Friday, and I am prepared to do my best.”
ONE Championship chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong graced the “ONE: Heart of the Lion” press conference, where the promotion announced a World Grand Prix for the flyweight and lightweight divisions. Also in attendance were co-main event participants, Christian “The Warrior” Lee of Singapore and Kazuki Tokudome of Japan, as well as newly-signed ONE Championship athletes Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson and “The Underground King” Eddie Alvarez.
The “ONE: Heart of the Lion” fight night will take place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore on November 9, 2018. Here is the complete fight card:
- MMA featherweight: Anthony Engelen (Netherlands) vs Meas Meul (Cambodia)
- MMA bantamweight: Hisyam Samsudin (Malaysia) vs Xie Bin (China)
- MMA bantamweight: Muhammad Aiman (Malaysia) vs Shuya Kamikubo (Japan)
- ONE Super Series sanda featherweight: Shahzaib Rindh (Pakistan) vs Feng Lei (China)
- MMA lightweight: Adrian Pang (Australia) vs Kota Shimoishi (Japan)
- ONE Super Series Muay Thai bantamweight: Panicos Yusuf (Cyprus) vs Muangthai P.K.Saenchai Muaythaigym (Thailand)
- ONE Super Series Muay Thai featherweight: George Mann (United Kingdom) vs Smokin’ Jo Nattawut (Thailand)
- MMA featherweight: Garry Tonon (United States) vs Sung Jong Lee (South Korea)
- ONE Super Series Muay Thai bantamweight: Andrew Miller (United Kingdom) vs Yodlekpet T-Ded 99 (Thailand)
- MMA strawweight: Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke (Thailand) vs Himanshu Kaushik (India)
- MMA strawweight: Tiffany Teo (Singapore) vs Michelle Nicolini (Brazil)
- ONE Super Series kickboxing catchweight 71 kg: Giorgio Petrosyan (Italy) vs Sorgraw Petchyindee Academy (Thailand)
- MMA catchweight (73 kg): Christian Lee (Singapore) vs Kazuki Tokudome (Japan)
- ONE Bantamweight World Championship: Bibiano Fernandes (Brazil) vs Kevin Belingon (Philippines)
- Featherweight MMA: Abro Fernandes (Indonesia) vs Chan Rothana (Cambodia)
- Strawweight MMA: Alex Silva (Brazil) Pongsiri Mitsatit (Thailand)
- ONE Women’s Strawweight World Championship: Xiong Jing Nan (China) vs Angela Lee (Singapore)
Ticket information for ONE: HEART OF THE LION is available at www.onefc.com.