A bantamweight fight between Stephen Loman and Bibiano Fernandes has been added to the ONE on Prime Video 4 card. The two men will face off at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on November 18th.
Fernandes (24-5) is the former bantamweight champion. He lost the belt after being stopped by John Lineker but remains the #1 contender in the division.
Loman (16-2) is ranked #4 after winning two fights out of two for ONE Championship. The former Brave bantamweight champion believes this could be a title eliminator,
“Bibiano’s one of the top contenders still in the division so a win here and I could be next in line for the title.”
— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) December 18, 2021
This will be the fifth time that Fernandes has faced an opponent from Team Lakay. Head coach Mark Sangiao is very familiar with the Brazilian and is interested to see how he responds after losing to Lineker last time out,
“He could be really motivated coming from that loss against Lineker. It’s either he’s frustrated or motivated. We’ll see. We all know Bibiano hasn’t experienced defeat in a long time. Of course that loss will certainly serve as a big lesson for him, either way, we’re preparing for him to the best that we can.”
Fernandes holds three wins over Kevin Belingon from Team Lakay but the Filipino did beat him by split decision in 2018, one of only two losses the former champion has suffered during his ONE Championship career. Sangiao will be looking to replicate that achievement and earn Loman a title shot in the process.
— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) March 11, 2022
As previously announce Christian Lee is set to move up to welterweight to challenge Kiamrian Abbasov for the title. That fight will headline ONE on Prime Video 4 which is set to take place on Saturday morning (local time).
Abbasov recently moved up to middleweight to challenge Reinier de Ridder but was submitted by the Dutchman in the third round. That snapped a five fight winning streak for the 29 year old who remains the welterweight champion.
Lee recently avenged his controversial split decision defeat to Ok Rae Yoon. The 24 year old has won seven out of his last eight fights and beaten every single fighter in the top four at lightweight.
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As previously announced Rodtang Jitmuangnon will be defending his flyweight Muay Thai title against Joseph Lasiri. The Thai was scheduled to fight at ONE on Prime Video 1 but withdrew at the last minute. The reasons for this remain unclear and his opponent, Savvas Michael, accused him of not wanting to fight.
He has held the belt since 2019 and successfully defended it three times. Rodtang was booked to face Michael in the quarter final of the flyweight Muay Thai Grand Prix but has withdrawn from that tournament.
— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) September 9, 2022
The promotion recently signed a broadcast deal with Amazon Prime which will see cards streamed live on the platform every month for five years. The inaugural card last month was headlined by a flyweight title fight between Adriano Moraes and Demetrious Johnson.
ONE on Prime Video 2 took place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Saturday morning last month. Xiong Jing Nan beat Angela Lee by decision in the main event.