For weeks everyone has been speculating on who ONE FC’s newest addition, Bibiano Fernandes, would be facing at ONE FC: Pride of a Nation in Manila, Philippines. Our sources have informed us that Bibiano Fernandes will face Australia’s Cage Fighting Championship’s Bantamweight Champion, Gustavo Falciroli. This will be a huge match pitting the DREAM Bantamweight Champion against the current CFC Bantamweight Champion.

Fernandes is undoubtedly one of the best bantamweight fighters in the world today and is one of the hottest names in the whole of MMA. He was the last bantamweight champion for Japan’s DREAM promotion. He has faced and defeated some of the best in the business including Masakazu Imanari, Joachim Hansen and WEC veteran, Antonio Banuelos. In fact he defeated Banuelos via TKO to win the DREAM Bantamweight tournament and the championship. Fernandes is currently on a 3 fight win streak and has an 11-3 record.

We last saw CF Champion Gustavo Falciroli competing at ONE FC: Battle of Heroes where he destroyed Korean prospect Soo Chul Kim in just 1min and 12 secs. He submitted Kim via rear naked choke. Falciroli has competed in many matches in the CFC and Japan’s Shooto. He currently has a record of 12-3-2 and is one of the best fighters to come out of the Land Down Under.

This match will be a classic matchup of champion vs champion and in our opinion, a battle between JMMA and Australian MMA. Both fighters are world class athletes who sit on the upper echelon of the bantamweight division and fans can expect a real war. This is definitely a fight to look out for on the stacked card for Pride of a Nation. It has “Fight of the Night” potential written all over it.

Expect this Bibiano vs Falciroli match to be confirmed by the promotion very soon. ONE FC is really going all the way for this event and is making some of the best matches ever seen on any Asia MMA event. Our sources are certain that this fight will happen. Another rumor that we’ve gotten hold of is that ONE FC is currently in deep discussions with JMMA legend Kazushi Sakuraba to compete at its October 6th event in Singapore. Nothing has been confirmed yet so take this rumor with a pinch of salt.

As always, TFN will bring you the latest news on ONE FC: Pride of a Nation. The news is coming to us fast and furious and honestly, my head’s about to explode from all the sheer awesomeness of it! Continue keeping an eye on this space for the latest developments in Asian MMA.

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