Bibiano Fernandes hoisting his DREAM Featherweight Grand Prix championship belt.
March 30, 1980 |
|Other names||The Flash|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Weight||138.5 lb (62.8 kg; 9.89 st)|
|Fighting out of||Vancouver, BC, Canada|
|Team||Revolution Gym/Carlson Gracie Team Canada
|Rank||black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Bibiano Fernandes (born March 30, 1980) is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist who has competed for K-1, DREAM, ONE FC and King of the Cage. He was the first DREAM Featherweight Champion and DREAM Bantamweight Champion, and currently the ONE FC Bantamweight Champion. He is currently ranked as the #5 Bantamweight in the world by MMA Weekly and Fight Matrix as well as the #1 bantamweight outside of the UFC
Fernandes fought against world-class competition early in his MMA career. In his second professional fight, Fernandes lost due to a doctor's stoppage to Urijah Faber in a King of the Cage event in Nevada. After dominating the first 2 minutes of the round, even taking Faber's back, he was reversed and received a barrage of elbows that opened up a deep cut on his forehead. Though the fight was officially ruled a doctor stoppage, it was actually stopped by the referee, due to the cut. In his very next fight, Fernandes lost to Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto at a K-1 Hero's event in Japan. After losing to Faber and Yamamoto, Fernandes won four consecutive fights before entering into the DREAM Featherweight Grand Prix.
Bibiano defeated Joe Warren and Hiroyuki Takaya at DREAM 11 to win the DREAM Featherweight Grand Prix and become the first DREAM Featherweight Champion. After defeating Warren by first round armbar, Fernandes' fight against Takaya was very close, and he won by split decision.
Fernandes fought former DREAM Lightweight Champion Joachim Hansen on March 22, 2010, at DREAM 13 for his first title defense. He won the match in a split decision. At K-1 Dynamite!! 2010, Fernandes had a rematch with Takaya for the DREAM featherweight championship. Fernandes lost his title to Takaya via unanimous decision.
Fernandes next faced Takafumi Otsuka at DREAM 17 in the quarterfinals of the bantamweight tournament. He won the fight via submission in the first round. At Fight For Japan: Genki Desu Ka Omisoka 2011, he defeated Rodolfo Marques via unanimous decision in the semifinal round. In the finals, Fernandes defeated Antonio Banuelos via TKO in the first round to win the Dream World Bantamweight Grand Prix and become the first ever DREAM Bantamweight champion.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
On June 4, 2012, it was announced that Bibiano has signed with the UFC and was briefly linked to a bout against Roland Delorme on July 21, 2012 at UFC 149. However, the UFC claimed Fernandes pulled out of the bout, citing an injury. Bibiano subsequently clarified that he had been negotiation with the UFC, but a contract was never signed.
It was announced that Fernades had signed with ONE FC instead of the UFC.
Fernandes made his debut for the promotion at ONE FC 5 against Gustavo Falciroli. He won the fight via unanimous decision.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts
- DREAM Bantamweight Championship (One time; First; Current)
- DREAM 2011 Bantamweight World Grand Prix Champion
- DREAM Featherweight Championship (One time; First)
- DREAM 2009 Featherweight World Grand Prix Champion
- ONE Fighting Championship
- International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation
- 2007 Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship Black Belt Bronze Medalist
- 2006 World Jiu-Jitsu Championship Black Belt Gold Medalist
- 2006 Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship Black Belt Gold Medalist
- 2005 World Jiu-Jitsu Championship Black Belt Gold Medalist
- 2005 Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship Black Belt Gold Medalist
- 2004 World Jiu-Jitsu Championship Black Belt Silver Medalist
- 2004 Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship Black Belt Gold Medalist
- 2003 World Jiu-Jitsu Championship Black Belt Gold Medalist
- 2003 Brazil National Jiu-Jitsu Championship Black Belt Gold Medalist
- 2002 World Jiu-Jitsu Championship Brown Belt Gold Medalist
- 2002 Brazil National Jiu-Jitsu Championship Brown Belt Gold Medalist
- 2001 Brazil National Jiu-Jitsu Championship Purple Belt Gold Medalist
- 1998 World Jiu-Jitsu Championship Blue Belt Bronze Medalist
- 1997 Brazil National Jiu-Jitsu Championship Blue Belt Gold Medalist
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|20 matches||17 wins||3 losses|
|Win||17-3||Dae Hwan Kim||Submission (rear-naked choke)||ONE Fighting Championship: Warrior's Way||December 5, 2014||2||1:16||Pasay City, Philippines||Defended the ONE FC Bantamweight Championship|
|Win||16–3||Masakatsu Ueda||Decision (unanimous)||ONE Fighting Championship: Rise of Heroes||May 2, 2014||5||5:00||Pasay City, Philippines||Defended the ONE FC Bantamweight Championship|
|Win||15–3||Soo Chul Kim||Decision (unanimous)||ONE Fighting Championship: Total Domination||October 18, 2013||5||5:00||Kallang, Singapore||Won and Unified the ONE FC Bantamweight Championship|
|Win||14–3||Koetsu Okazaki||Decision (unanimous)||ONE Fighting Championship: Rise to Power||May 31, 2013||5||5:00||Pasay City, Philippines||Won ONE FC Interim Bantamweight Championship|
|Win||13–3||Yoshiro Maeda||Technical Submission (triangle choke)||Dream 18||December 31, 2012||1||1:46||Tokyo, Japan||Non-title bout|
|Win||12–3||Gustavo Falciroli||Decision (unanimous)||ONE Fighting Championship: Pride of a Nation||August 31, 2012||3||5:00||Quezon City, Philippines|
|Win||11–3||Antonio Banuelos||TKO (punches)||Fight For Japan: Genki Desu Ka Omisoka 2011||December 31, 2011||1||1:21||Saitama, Japan||DREAM 2011 Bantamweight GP Final; Won DREAM Bantamweight Championship.|
|Win||10–3||Rodolfo Marques||Decision (unanimous)||Fight For Japan: Genki Desu Ka Omisoka 2011||December 31, 2011||2||5:00||Saitama, Japan||DREAM 2011 Bantamweight GP Semifinal.|
|Win||9–3||Takafumi Otsuka||Technical Submission (rear-naked choke)||Dream 17||September 24, 2011||1||0:41||Saitama, Japan||DREAM 2011 Bantamweight GP Quarterfinal.|
|Loss||8–3||Hiroyuki Takaya||Decision (unanimous)||Dynamite!! 2010||December 31, 2010||3||5:00||Saitama, Japan||Lost DREAM Featherweight Championship.|
|Win||8–2||Joachim Hansen||Decision (split)||Dream 13||March 22, 2010||2||5:00||Yokohama, Japan||Defended DREAM Featherweight Championship.|
|Win||7–2||Hiroyuki Takaya||Decision (split)||Dream 11||October 6, 2009||2||5:00||Yokohama, Japan||DREAM 2009 Featherweight GP Final; Won DREAM Featherweight Championship.|
|Win||6–2||Joe Warren||Submission (armbar)||Dream 11||October 6, 2009||1||0:42||Yokohama, Japan||DREAM 2009 Featherweight GP Semifinal.|
|Win||5–2||Masakazu Imanari||Decision (unanimous)||Dream 9||May 26, 2009||2||5:00||Yokohama, Japan||DREAM 2009 Featherweight GP Quarterfinal.|
|Win||4–2||Takafumi Otsuka||Decision (unanimous)||Dream 7||March 8, 2009||2||5:00||Saitama, Japan||DREAM 2009 Featherweight GP Opening Round.|
|Win||3–2||Len Tam||Submission (triangle choke)||Raw Combat: Redemption||October 25, 2008||1||0:58||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Win||2–2||Juan Barrantes||Decision (unanimous)||Raw Combat: Resurrection||June 20, 2008||3||5:00||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Loss||1–2||Norifumi Yamamoto||Decision (unanimous)||Hero's 10||September 17, 2007||3||5:00||Kanagawa, Japan|
|Loss||1–1||Urijah Faber||TKO (doctor stoppage)||KOTC: All Stars||October 28, 2006||1||4:16||Reno, Nevada, United States||For KOTC Bantamweight Championship|
|Win||1–0||Luis Figueroa||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Jungle Fight 3||October 23, 2004||1||0:31||Manaus, Brazil|
- "Bantamweight MMA Top 10 (135-pound limit)". mmaweekly.com. March 11, 2014.
- Issue Date: 10/12/2014 Bantamweight (130.0-138.0 lbs) fighter ranks Outside UFC , Fight Matrix retrieved October 12, 2014
- Mike Chiappetta. "Bibiano Fernandes Signs With UFC, Makes Debut at UFC 149". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 4 June 2012.
- "Newly signed Bibiano Fernandes injured, out of UFC 149 in Calgary". mmajunkie. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
- "Champs Bibiano Fernandes vs. Soo Chul Kim heads 'ONE FC 11: Total Domination'".
- "Canadian Rumour Mill – March 11, 2014'".
|New championship||1st Dream Featherweight Champion
October 6, 2009 - December 31, 2010
|New championship||1st Dream Bantamweight Champion
December 31, 2011 - Present