Dream bantamweight champion Bibiano Fernandes will meet Koetsu Okazaki with the One Fighting Championship interim 135-pound title on the line at One FC 9 “Rise to Power” on May 31 in Manila, Philippines.
The promotion also announced that Honorio Banario will defend his One FC featherweight strap against UFC veteran Koji Oishi on the card, which will take place at SM Mall of Asia Arena. The venue seats 20,000 spectators.
Fernandes and Okazaki will get a crack at the interim title after it was learned that One FC bantamweight ace Soo Chul Kim will undergo shoulder surgery and will be out of action for an indefinite period of time.
“Bibiano Fernandes always brings his best when he steps into the cage,” stated One FC CEO Victor Cui in a press release.
One FC 9’s main draw will air live via Internet PPV (www.onefc.livesport.tv) for $9.99, and its undercard will stream live and free on Sherdog.com.