Dream Champ Bibiano Fernandes Joins UFC, Debuts July 21 Against Roland Delorme
Former two-division Dream champion Bibiano
will make his long-awaited UFC debut next month in
his adopted homeland of Canada.
UFC officials announced Monday that the Brazilian jiu-jitsu wiz
will take on Canadian prospect Roland
Delorme at UFC
149 in Calgary, Alberta. The bantamweight bout joins a rapidly
growing July 21 card which will be topped by a UFC featherweight
title match between champ Jose Aldo and
challenger Erik Koch.
Fernandes, 32, compiled an impressive 8-1 mark during his time in
Japan, capturing Dream’s inaugural featherweight championship by
running the table in the company’s 2009 grand prix. After dropping
the belt to Hiroyuki
Takaya at the end of 2010, “The Flash” shifted to bantamweight
and burned through Antonio
Otsuka and Rodolfo
Marques Diniz to claim the vacant Dream bantamweight title.
A submission specialist in his own right, 28-year-old Delorme
mounted an impressive comeback against Nick Denis at
last month’s UFC on Fox 3, tapping his countryman via rear-naked
choke with just one second left in the opening round. The victory
moved the Winnipeg native to 2-0 inside the Octagon and 8-1
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