Dream featherweight champion Bibiano FernandesIf you missed it the first time, here is your second chance.  Leandro Issa, who defeated Soo Chul Kim at the inaugural OneFC in September of 2011 will rematch the Korean at OneFC 6, only this time for the bantamweight title.

In a fight that saw “Brodinho” dominate the Korean, one of the younger fighters in Asia, Kim kept the fight competitive the entire time.

Issa has been nothing but phenomenal with OneFC and prior fights, building a 10-2 record.  Training out of Evolve MMA, Issa most recently defeated Japanese fighter Masakazu Imanari.  In that fight, Imanari was not even close to landing one of his trademark leg locks.  Issa kept Imanari at bay and took a very unanimous decision.

Kim, meanwhile, is one of Asia’s future talents.  At only 20 years of age, Kim has been touted by many within the Asian mixed martial arts media as one of the brightest prospects on the continent.  Coming into the fight at 6-4, Kim is now on a two-fight winning streak.  Most recently, Kim defeated Filipino prospect Kevin Belingon at OneFC 5 in the Philippines.  Kim was successful with the RoadFC promotion when he defeated Shoko Sato, knocking him out in the fourth round of their fight.

The rematch will have much more weight this time.  It will also be, unquestionably, a more difficult fight for Issa.  At the ripe age of 20, fighters grow leaps and bounds both training and competing.  Having two additional bouts under his belt is no question a huge advantage for the Korean.

The fight will be contested at OneFC 6 in Singapore at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Oct. 6, 2012.  Tickets are still available for those planning to make the trip.  The fight will also air live on pay per view and on ESPNStar throughout Asia.

When OneFC announced the title match between Soo Chul Kim and Leandro Issa, many began scratching their head and asking the question, “Why is Bibiano Fernandes not fighting?”

OneFC president Victor Cui gave AsianMMA.com a reason that we can’t argue with, Bibiano is having a baby.  His main focus for the coming months, possibly up to six months, according to other sources, will be that of his family and his new child.

Courtesy of MMAWeekly.com content partner AsianMMA.com.

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