Bantamweight champion Bibiano Fernandes will put his title on the line against Kevin Belingon on Jan. 23 in the One Championship “Dynasty of Champions” headliner at the Changsha Stadium in Changsha, China.
The bout announcement was made official Monday morning in an email distributed to the mixed martial arts press.
“One Championship continues its dedication to cultivating the sport of mixed martial arts in China with another adrenaline-filled night of fights,” said One CEO Victor Cui.
Fernandes (18-3), has won 10 straight bouts and finished his last two foes. The former Dream ace last tasted defeat in 2010 against Japanese slugger Hiroyuki Takaya.
Belingon (13-4), of the Philippines, earned his crack at the title with an impressive unanimous decision over Koetsu Okazaki.