The Flash aims to extend 12 match win streak
Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes is universally recognized as one of the best bantamweights in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA) today.
Holding a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and a five-time world champion in the martial arts known as “The Gentle Art,” Fernandes showcased tremendous striking and grappling ability inside the ONE Championship cage.
Fernandes has been the ONE Bantamweight World Champion since becoming the promotion’s official 65.8-kilogram kingpin in October 2013 when he outpointed (MMA in a title unification bout.
The 37-year-old native of Manaus, Brazil is currently riding high on an impressive 12-match winning streak and has not been beaten yet in ONE Championship since joining Asia’s largest MMA organization in 2012.
A gallant cage warrior who has not lost a single fight in six long years, Fernandes has answered a promotional record six title challenges with victory and is looking to extend his winning roll as a celebrated world champion.
Fernandes puts his ONE Bantamweight World Championship title on the line for the seventh time on 5 August as he collides with Andrew Leone in the main event of ONE: KINGS & CONQUERORS, which takes place at the glamorous Cotai Arena of The Venetian Macao in Macao, China.
Known by the moniker “The Flash” due to his finesse on the mat and his savvy for swift submission triumphs, Fernandes has the opportunity to raise the bar up for most successful title defenses as a bantamweight titleholder.
However, it will not be a walk in the park for Fernandes as he shares the ONE Championship cage with Leone, who is coming off three solid conquests against top-caliber opponents to earn a crack at the ONE Bantamweight World Championship belt.
“Andrew Leone is a very tough kid. He is young, he is good at wrestling, he is good at mixed martial arts, and he has very good transitions. For sure, it is going to be a very interesting fight. It is going to be a good fight for people to watch. I am so excited,” Fernandes said of his scheduled five-round championship clash with Leone.
Although success has been synonymous to his name as he has been cleaning out the rest of the division, Fernandes does not still give a room for complacency.
While his list of preys includes talented bantamweights like Toni “Dynamite” Tauru, Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon” and Reece “Lightning” McLaren, Fernandes credits all of his accomplishment to hard work and in-depth preparation.
“I train hard. Confidence in my training is more important. Training makes me win. I always say that. I am confident that I will bring a good fight. That is how I am. That is always what I do. I can bring the victory, for sure,” he stated.
“I train every day hard. I train hard. I have discipline. I do everything I have to do, so that my performance is good come fight night. I don’t feel pressure. I don’t only train hard, but I also train smart. I try to be very wise, and I try to peak just before the fight. That’s my job. It’s what have been doing for 21 years,” Fernandes added.
Fernandes makes sure that the title tilt will live up to its hype and promises that he will push the action from bell to bell.
“I push the fight. If he won’t fight, I’ll make him fight. It’s always the same for everybody,” he ended.
By Nissi Icasiano