At age 35, Bibiano Fernandes is still going strong. The Brazilian dominated Kevin Belingon on the mat before sealing the deal with a nasty kimura to complete the fourth defense of his bantamweight title at ONE Championship 36 in Changsha, China.
Fernandes (19-3) is widely considered to be one of the best fighters in ONE, and he again showed why on Saturday, tripping Belingon to the floor in the first exchange of the fight, then smothering his Filipino foe with a steady diet of transitions and top control. Belingon had nothing to offer Fernandes on the ground, and it was only a matter of time until Fernandes worked into side control and seized a kimura on Belingon's left arm, drawing a tap at 4:04 of the opening frame.
The victory extended Fernandes' win streak to 11 straight and preserved his undefeated record inside the ONE cage. Video of the fight can be seen below, along with complete results from the rest of the ONE Championship 36 card.
- Bibiano Fernandes def. Kevin Belingon via submission (kimura) at 4:04 of R1
- Ma Hao Bin def. Bu Huo You Ga via technical submission (guillotine choke) at 1:08 of R1 - bantamweight tourney final
- Li Kai Wen def. Yang Sen via unanimous decision
- Muin Gafurov def. Toni Tauru via TKO (punches) at 1:17 of R3
- Riku Shibuya def. Roy Doliguez via unanimous decision
- Ming Yen Sung def. Su Noto via submission (guillotine choke) at 0:31 of R1
- Wu Ze def. Zhang You Liang via knockout (soccer kicks and punches) at 4:17 of R1
- Tang De Fen def. Zhou Biao via knockout (slam) at 0:59 of R1 - bantamweight tourney reserve bout
- Ma Hao Bin def. Wu Ting Shen via submission (guillotine choke) at 0:27 of R1 - bantamweight tourney semifinal
- Bu Huo You Ga def. Cai Chang Bo via submission (bulldog choke) at 2:26 of R1 - bantamweight tourney semifinal