Bibiano Fernandes to Make ONE FC Debut Against Gustavo Falciroli

Daniel Herbertson, MMA Fighting

Former DREAM champion Bibiano Fernandes will make his ONE FC debut against CFC bantamweight champion Gustavo Falciroli at ONE FC: Pride of a Nation, sources told MMAFighting.com on Tuesday.

ONE FC: Pride of a Nation takes place Aug. 31st, 2012, in Manila, Philippines, at the same arena as Muhammad Ali's legendary ‘Thrilla in Manila.'

Fernandes (11-3), the DREAM 2009 featherweight grand prix champion and DREAM 2011 bantamweight grand prix champion, made headlines in early June when he spurned a UFC contract to ink a more lucrative deal with ONE FC, after Zuffa prematurely announced the signing and booked "The Flash" to fight Roland Delorme at UFC 149. Fernandes later clarified the mix-up by saying he never advanced past preliminary negotiations with UFC officials.

The 32-year-old Brazilian has won 10 of his last 11 bouts, including a recent three-fight win streak punctuated by a dominant, title-winning victory over WEC veteran Antonio Banuelos.

He'll now meet Falciroli (12-3-2), a winner of four of his last five, including a 72-second submission victory over Soo Chul Kim last February at ONE FC 2: Battle of Heroes.

More from MMA Fighting

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MMA Fighting

You must be a member of MMA Fighting to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMA Fighting. You should read them.

Join MMA Fighting

You must be a member of MMA Fighting to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMA Fighting. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker