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Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes

Weight Limit
147.27 LBS / 66.8 KG
Height
5'6" FT / 170 CM
Country
Age
44 Y
Team
AMC Pankration

About Bibiano Fernandes

Status: Former ONE Athlete

Former ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano Fernandes endured an unimaginably difficult childhood growing up. Born in Brazil, his mother passed away when he was only 7 years old. Unable to care for him and his siblings, his father was forced to send them to live with their aunt in the Amazon jungle, where he almost succumbed to malaria. After moving back to the city of Manaus, his woes did not end, as he was effectively homeless and living on the streets.

A chance encounter while cleaning car windows would lead him to pick up Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and he fell in love with the grappling art immediately. However, he could not afford to pay for training, but he luckily found a coach who allowed him to train in exchange for cleaning the gym. He proved to be a prodigy in the “gentle art” and transformed his fortunes by becoming the best in the world, winning 11 gold medals in elite competitions. This includes the prestigious IBJJF World Championships, which he won three times as a black belt.

After making the move to the cage in search of a new challenge, Fernandes really came into his own, becoming a two-division Grand Prix winner and World Champion with DREAM in Japan. He successfully debuted for ONE Championship in 2012, and soon went on to become the undisputed ONE Bantamweight World Champion.

Fernandes then defended the title a record eight times, cementing his place as ONE’s most dominant martial artist and World Champion before losing the belt to Kevin Belingon in a closely contested rematch. He would later reclaim the World Title at ONE’s historic debut in Japan to cement his spot as the promotion’s most decorated divisional king.

ONE Championship Records

Event Results

Result Method Round Method and round Opponent Opponent and event Country Date Event
LOSS
Unanimous Decision UD
R3 (5:00)
Unanimous Decision
R3 (5:00)
R3 (5:00) Stephen_Loman avatar 500x345 1
Stephen Loman
Philippines
Philippines Nov 18, 2022
ONE on Prime Video 4: Abbasov vs. Lee
Nov 18, 2022
LOSS
Knockout KO
R2 (3:40)
Knockout
R2 (3:40)
R2 (3:40) John_Lineker avatar 500x345 4
John Lineker
Brazil
Lights Out
Mar 11, 2022
Brazil Mar 11, 2022
Lights Out
Mar 11, 2022
WIN
Submission SUB
R2 (2:16)
Submission
R2 (2:16)
R2 (2:16) Kevin_Belingon avatar 500x345 1
Kevin Belingon
Philippines
CENTURY PART II
Oct 13, 2019
Philippines Oct 13, 2019
CENTURY PART II
Oct 13, 2019
WIN
Disqualification DQ
R3
Disqualification
R3
R3 Kevin_Belingon avatar 500x345 1
Kevin Belingon
Philippines
A New Era
Mar 31, 2019
Philippines Mar 31, 2019
A New Era
Mar 31, 2019
LOSS
Split Decision SD
R5 (5:00)
Split Decision
R5 (5:00)
R5 (5:00) Kevin_Belingon avatar 500x345 1
Kevin Belingon
Philippines
Philippines Nov 9, 2018
Heart of The Lion
Nov 9, 2018
WIN
Split Decision SD
R5
Split Decision
R5
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Martin Nguyen
Australia / Vietnam
Iron Will
Mar 24, 2018
Australia / Vietnam Mar 24, 2018
Iron Will
Mar 24, 2018

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