ONE Bantamweight champion Bibiano Fernandes will look to continue his record-breaking title reign against Bali MMA’s Andrew Leone in the main event of ONE Championship: Kings and Conquerors.
ONE Championship: Kings and Conquerors is due to take place on Saturday, August 5 at the Cotai Arena of The Venetian Macau in Macau, China and will mark the second time Asia’s biggest MMA promotion has visited the Chinese city.
Fernandes (20-3), who signed a new contract at the start of the year, is ONE’s longest running champion and has held the 135lb title since a unanimous decision victory over Soo Chul Kim at ONE FC 11 in 2013. He is also undefeated since a loss in 2010 under the K-1 Dynamite banner.
The 37-year-old Brazilian has defended his bantamweight title five times in the promotion to date against top contenders such as former Cage Warriors standout Toni Tauru and Japanese legend Masakatsu Ueda.
Challenger Leone (8-2) has earned his shot at Fernandes having impressed for the promotion since making his debut in 2013. Despite only fighting three times since then due to injuries, the 27-year-old New Yorker will be high in confidence after three dominant unanimous decision victories in each of those outings.
Other bouts announced for the event include the promotional debut of former M-1 Global featherweight champion Magomed Idrisov (7-1) as he takes on BJJ ace Herbert Burns (6-1) and ONE veteran and former lightweight champion Kotetsu Boku (25-11-2) takes on Filipino fighter Eric Kelly (12-3).
The full fight card including the recent announcements are posted below:
ONE Championship: Kings and Conquerors fight card
Bantamweight Title Main Event: Bibiano Fernandes vs. Andrew Leone
Featherweight Bout: Timofey Nastyukhin vs. Koji Ando
Featherweight Bout: Shannon Wiratchai vs. Robert Lisita
Flyweight Bout: Joshua Pacio vs. Hayato Suzuki
Featherweight Bout: Eric Kelly vs. Kotetsu Boku
Flyweight Bout: Lei Chen vs. Saiful Merican
Featherweight Bout: Herbert Burns vs. Magomed Idrisov
Women’s Strawweight Bout: Rika Ishige vs. Jomary Torres
Middleweight Bout: Leandro Ataides vs. Michal Pasternak
Featherweight Bout: Mark Marcellinus vs. Tran Quang Loc