Bibiano Fernandes Signs With UFC, Makes Debut at UFC 149

Dan Herbertson, MMA FIghting

The top international bantamweight outside of the UFC is joining its ranks.

Brazilian Bibiano Fernandes, who was the DREAM 135-pound champion, has signed with the UFC and will make his debut against Roland Delorme at UFC 149, the promotion announced on Monday.

Fernandes (11-3) had spent most of his career at featherweight, winning DREAM's title in that division as well before dropping down to bantamweight. He holds notable wins over Joachim Hansen, Joe Warren and Antonio Banuelos on his record.

In Delorme, he'll be facing an 8-1 fighter who has won both of his octagon outings, with wins over Josh Ferguson and Nick Denis.

UFC also confirmed that Chris Clements has stepped in to replace Thiago Alves in a matchup against Siyar Bahadurzada. Clements (11-4) is riding a five-fight win streak into the fight.

Finally, a welterweight match pitting James Head against Claude Patrick rounds out the additions to the card.

Yet to be determined, however, is a new opponent for Mauricio Rua, who was left without a foe after Thiago Silva dropped out with an injury.

UFC 149 is headlined by a featherweight title match with Jose Aldo attempting to defend his belt against Erik Koch. The event takes place at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary.

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