Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes - Bantamweight MMA Champion
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Table of Contents
- 1. Bibiano Fernandes Detail
- 2. Bibiano Fernandes Biography
- 2.1. Who is Bibiano Fernandes?
- 2.2. Bibiano Fernandes Early Life and BJJ Career
- 2.3. Bibiano Black Belt Achievement In BJJ
- 2.4. Bibiano Ameature Fights in MMA
- 2.5. Bibiano Return to MMA
- 2.6. Bibiano Participation In Dream 11 fights
- 3. Bibiano Fernandes UFC Career
- 3.1. Interim One Bantamweight Championship
- 3.2. Undisputed One Bantamweight Championship
- 3.3. The Loss of Title and Second Resign
- 4. Bibiano Fernandes Family
- 5. Bibiano Fernandes Historic Fights
- 6. Bibiano Fernandes Medals Records in BJJ Records
- 7. Achievements In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
- 8. Championship and Accomplishments In IBJJF
- 9. MMA (Mixed Martial Arts)
- 9.1. Dream
- 9.2. One Championship
- 9.3. Bibiano Fernandes Grappling Record Breakdown
- 9.4. Bibiano Fernandes Grappling Submission Breakdown
- 10. Bibiano Fernandes Professional Record Breakdown In MMA
- 10.1. MMA Professional Record Break Down
- 10.2. Bibiano Fernandes MMA Submission Breakdown
- 10.3. Bibiano Fernandes’s MMA Match History
- 11. BJJ Professional Record Breakdown
- 12. Bibiano Top fights Links
1. Bibiano Fernandes Detail
|Pro MMA Record||24-5-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)|
|Date of Birth||March 30, 1980|
|Age||42 years Old|
|Height||5 ft 7 inch. 170 CM|
|Weight||147 lbs (66.8 Kg)|
|Born||Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil.|
|Last fight||Bibiano Fernandes Vs John Linker | One Championship|
|Division||Bantamweight & Featherweight|
|Career Disclosed Earning||NA|
|Fought out of||Brazil, Vancouver, Columbia, Canada|
|Rank||5th Degree Black Belt under Oswaldo Alves|
|Lineage||Mitsuyo Maeda -> Carlos Gracie. Sr. -> Reyson Gracie -> Osvaldo Alves -> Faustino ‘ Pina’ Neto -> Bibliano Fernandes|
|Team Association||Revolution Gym/Carlson/Gracie Team Canada / AMC Pankration|
|Favorite Position/ Technique||Armbar|
2. Bibiano Fernandes Biography
2.1. Who is Bibiano Fernandes?
Bibiano Fernandes, known by the nickname “The Flash”, was born in Manaus, Amazonas Brazil. Bibiano is a 5th-Degree Black belt in BJJ and won World Championships in IBJJF and Pan American Competitions. He has been the top fighter in the light featherweight and won belts twice in FC and DREAM. Bibiano led a struggling childhood before having a successful career.
2.2. Bibiano Fernandes Early Life and BJJ Career
Bibiano had a struggling childhood. His mother died when he was only 8 years old. Unfortunately, his father was barely making ends meet. Bibiano spent some time in the wilderness of the Amazon forest, close to nature, and almost fell prey to Malaria. Finally, his father made him return to the capital city of Manaus. Bibiano started to hunt for an occupation that could support his finances. He also did some odd jobs. He used to stop outside the gym and watch the fighters roll and spar. They invited Bibiano to watch their training and showed him how Jiu-Jitsu works. Bibiano was interested but he did not have any money to pay for training. At this time, a lady, who regularly came to the gym for training, promised to pay for his fee and his coach also offered training in exchange for cleaning services. Bibiano started his BJJ practice and just after two weeks, he won his first match in the white belt category.
2.3. Bibiano Black Belt Achievement In BJJ
Bibiano had a fantastic career in Jiu-Jitsu. He started to climb the stairs of success in no time and was promoted to the black belt in 2002. After he won the 2002 World Championship, Bibiano was an amazingly apt learner and often finished the fight within a few minutes. He always looked for submissions.
2.4. Bibiano Ameature Fights in MMA
After Bibiano's unmatched success in BJJ, he began to receive proposals to participate in MMA. Bibiano participated in MMA and secured the 31 seconds first round win. After winning his first fight, Bibiano realized that he still needed to prepare himself under the supervision of a senior MMA fighter. He thought that BJJ is the Art that he should focus on. He discontinued his MMA training for a year and devoted his time and energy for BJJ training.
2.5. Bibiano Return to MMA
Bibiano's training and hard work earned him double Gold Medals in Black Belt category. His interest in MMA grew again, and he signed his first fight with Urijah Faber. Everybody was expecting Bibiano's victory but Bibiano had to discontinue his fight due to a doctor's stoppage.
While he was in a fight, he got a severe forehead injury because of an elbow strike by the opponent. He lost his next competition against Yamamoto at K-1 Heroes in Japan. After continuous losses, He realized that he still needed practice and the right guidance to excel in MMA.
In 2007 Bibiano left Brazil and went to Canada where he met the great instructor, Pele Landi. He started training under the supervision of Landi and secured 8 constant victories in MMA.
2.6. Bibiano Participation In Dream 11 fights
At Dream 11, Bibiano won against Joe Warren and Hiroyuki Takaya. And Won the DREAM Featherweight Grand Prix and the title of first Dream Featherweight Champion.
Fernandes won against Warren by first-round Armbar and secured another victory by split decision against Takaya.
Fernandes was competing against Joachim Hansen on March 22, 2010, at Dream 13 for defending the first title. He successfully defended his title, but unfortunately, he got defeated while defending his second title to Takaya via a unanimous decision.
Fernandes finally won against Antonio Banuelos via TKO in his first round and became the Dream Bantamweight Champion.
3. Bibiano Fernandes UFC Career
On June 4, 2012, the news spread that Fernandes had decided to join the UFC. There had been talks but the contract was never signed. The news spread in June 2012 that Fernandes preferred the One Championship over UFC.
3.1. Interim One Bantamweight Championship
Fernandes also took part in the ONE FC 5 and decided to face Gustavo Falciroli, and ultimately won the fight.
|Bantamweight||Fustavo Falciroli||Decision (unanimous||3||5:00|
3.2. Undisputed One Bantamweight Championship
Fernandes's next step was to face Soo Chul Kim at One FC 1 Total Domination. He won the match via unanimous decision and became the Undisputed One Bantamweight Champion.
His second fight was against Masakatsu Ueda at One Fighting Championship: Rise of Heroes on May 2, 2014. He again won the match by unanimous decision.
At one Fighting Championship Warrior, dated 5 December 2014, Bibiano regained his World Title while fighting against the deadly opponent Kim . When the competition ended with a rare naked choke in the second round.
Fernandes came face to face against Kevin Belingon At One Championship Age of Domination on December 2, 2016. He was successful in securing the title. The fight ended via Kimura submission in the first round. In his fifth title defense, Fernandes joined the ring against Kevin Belingon at (ONE Championship Geo Domination) on December 2, 2016. He successfully won the fight via split decision.
On February 17, 2017, Bibiano decided to resign from the One Championship.
3.3. The Loss of Title and Second Resign
Fernandes lost the fight with a split decision when he fought against Kevin Belingon for the second time at One Championship 78. Heart of the Lion in November 2018 in a title unification bout.
Again at “ONE Championship: A New Era begun on March 30, 2019. He won the match because the opponent was disqualified due to an illegal move. (He actually attacked the back of Fernandes's head with his elbow. After that, he successfully regained the Bantamweight Title.
Fernandes again faced Belingon at (One Championship) on October 13, 2019. Again he was successful as he won the game in the second round with a rear naked choke submission.
Fernandes again faced John Lineker at “One Championship:X” on December 3, 2021. The event did not happen on the announced date and was postponed due to Covid19 and then the bout was shifted to ONE Championship: Bad Blood on February 11, 2022.
After the bout was rescheduled for “ONE Championship: Lights Out” on March 11, 2022. Unfortunately, Fernandes lost the title by the second-round Knockout.
4. Bibiano Fernandes Family
Fernanded is married to Amanda and has three sons and their names are Elijah, Gabriel, and Lucas.
5. Bibiano Fernandes Historic Fights
5.1. Bibiano Fernandes Vs Masakatsu Ueda
Bibiano had a great fight with Masakatsu Ueda. Bibiano went for the side mount and tried to apply the neck choke from the full mount. Ueda was striking punches to Bibanio's back to get away from the attack. Bibiano tried a nice rear naked choke but by the time he could move further, he got punched multiple times on his left eye. Finally, Bibiano tried the armbar and held back until the time was finished. Bibiano had 5 takedowns while Ueda had only one. The Fight ended with Bibiano's victory.
|2014||One Championship||Masakatsu Ueda||Win||Points||Round 1||Bantamweight|
5.2. Bibiano Fernandes Vs Marcos Galvao
This was a fantastic fight with Marcos Galvao. In the start, both fighters struggled to win the other. Bibiano applied the nice armbar attack and everybody was expecting Marcos's defeat but he managed to escape. After that, there was a neck choke from Marcos' side but he managed to escape that too. Finally, the match ended with Bibiano’s victory.
|2002||Super fight||Marcos Galvao||Win||Referee Decision||N/A||Lightweight|
6. Bibiano Fernandes Medals Records in BJJ Records
6.1. Pan American Championship
6.2. World Jiu-Jitsu Championship
7. Achievements In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
7.1. Pan America
7.2. World Jiu Jitsu Championship
8. Championship and Accomplishments In IBJJF
|1997||Brazil National Jiu-Jitsu Championship||Blue||Gold|
|1998||World Jiu-Jitsu Championship||Blue||Bronze|
|2001||Brazil National Jiu-Jitsu Championship||Purple||Gold|
|2002||World Jiu-Jitsu Championship||Brown||Gold|
|2002||Brazil National Jiu-Jitsu Championship||Brown||Gold|
|2003||Brazil National Jiu-Jitsu Championship||Black||Gold|
|2003||World Jiu-Jitsu Championship||Black||Gold|
|2004||Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship||Black||Gold|
|2004||Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship||Black||Silver|
|2005||Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship||Black||Gold|
|2005||World Jiu-Jitsu ChampionshipBlack Belt Gold Medalist||Black||Gold|
|2006||Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship||Black||Gold|
|2006||World Jiu-Jitsu Championship||Black||Gold|
|2007||Pan American Jiu-Jitu championship Black Belt||Black||Bronze|
9. MMA (Mixed Martial Arts)
|Dream Bantamweight championship||Win|
|Dream 2011 Bantamweight World Grand Prix||Win|
|Dream Featherweight Championship||Win|
|Dream 2009 Featherweight world Grand Prix Champion||Successfully Defended His Title|
9.2. One Championship
|Interim One Bantamweight Championship||One Time|
|One Bantamweight Championship||Two Times|
|Seven Successful Title defenses||One Time|
|One Successful Title Defenses in ONE Championship||Second Time|
|Most Title Defenses in ONE Championship Bantamweight Division||Seven|
9.3. Bibiano Fernandes Grappling Record Breakdown
|Matches||18 Wins||2 Losses|
9.4 Bibiano Fernandes Grappling Submission Breakdown
|Choke From Back||2||0|
10. Bibiano Fernandes Professional Record Breakdown In MMA
10.1 MMA Professional Record Break Down
|29 Matches||24 Wins||5 Losses|
10.2. Bibiano Fernandes MMA Submission Breakdown
|Submission Methods||9 Wins||0 Losses|
|TKO Doctor Stoppage||01||0|
10.3. Bibiano Fernandes’s MMA Match History
|2022||ONE: LIGHTS OUT||John Lineker||L||KO ( punch)||R2||Bantamweight Championship|
|2019||ONE: century part 2||Kevin Belingon||W||Submission (rear-naked choke)||R2||Bantamweight Championship|
|2019||ONE: A New Era||Kevin Beligon||W||DQ(illegal elbows)||R3||Bantamweight Championship|
|2018||ONE: A heart of the Lion||Kevin Belingon||L||Decision (Split)||R5||Bantamweight Championship|
|2018||ONE: Iron Will||Martin Nguyen||W||Decision (split)||R5||Bantamweight Championship|
|2017||ONE: Kings & conquerors||Andrew Leone||W||Submission (rear-naked choke)||R1||Bantamweight Championship|
|2016||ONE: Age of Domination||Reece McLaren||W||Decision (split)||R5||Bantamweight Championship|
|2016||Dynasty of champions||Kevin Belingon||W||Submission (Kimura)||R1||Bantamweight Championship|
|2015||ONE: Kingdom of Warriors||Toni Tauru||W||Ko (punch)||R3||Bantamweight Championship|
|2014||ONE FC: Warriors Way||Dae Hwan Kim||W||submission ( rear-naked choke)||R2||Bantamweight Championship|
|2014||ONE FC: Rise of Heroes||Masakatsu Ueda||W||Decision (unanimous)||R5||Bantamweight Championship|
|2013||ONE FC: Total Domination||Soo Chul Kim||W||Decision (unanimous)||R5||Bantamweight Championship|
|2013||ONE FC: Rise to Power||Koestsu Okazaki||W||Decision (unanimous)||R5||Bantamweight Championship|
|2013||ONE FC: Rise to power||Yoshiro Maeda||W||Technical submission (Triangle choke)||R1||None-title bout.|
|2012||Dream 18||Gustavo Falciroli||W||Decision (Unanimous)||R3||Bantamweight Final|
|2011||Fight For Japan: Geniki Desu Ka Omisoka||Antonio Banuelos||W||TKO (punches)||R1||Bantamweight GP Final|
|2011||Fight for Japan: Geniki Desu Ka Omisoka2011||Rodolfo Marques||W||Decision (unanimous)||R2||Bantamweight GP Semifinal|
|2011||Dream 17||Takafumi Otsuka||W||Technical Submission( rear-naked choke)||R1||Bantamweight GP Quater Final|
|2010||Dynamite!! 2010||Hiroyuki Takaya||L||Decision( unanimous||R3||Dream Featherweight Championship|
|2010||Dream 13||Jochim Hansen||W||Decision (split)||R2||Dream Featherweight Championship|
|2009||Dream 11||Hiroyuki Takaya||W||Decision split)||R2||Dream Featherweight Championship|
|2009||Dream 13||Joe warren||W||Submission (armbar)||R1||Featherweight GP Semifinal|
|2009||Dream 9||Masakazu Imanari||W||Decision ( unanimous)||R2||Featherweight Gp[ Quarter Final|
|2009||Dream 7||Takafumi Otsuka||W||Decision (unanimous)||R2||Featherweight GP Opening round. Return to Featherweight|
|2008||Raw Combat: Redemption||Len Tam||W||Submission( triangle choke)||R1||N/A|
|2008||Raw Combat: Resurrection||Jua Barrantes||W||Decision ( unanimous)||R3||N/A|
|2007||Heroes 10||Norifumi Yamamoto||L||Decision ( unanimous)||R3||Light Weight Debut|
|2006||KOTC: All Stars||Urijah Faber||L||TKO( punches)||R1||For the KOTC bantamweight Championship|
|2004||Jungle Fight 3||Luis Figueroa||W||Submission (rear-naked- Choke)||R1||Featherweight debut.|
11. BJJ Professional Record Breakdown
|2003||World Champ.||Rodrigo Pagani||W||Armbar||R1||64 kg|
|2003||World Champ||Marcelo Santos||W||Armbar||4F||64 Kg|
|2003||World Champ||Rafael Primo||W||Choke from back||SF||64 KG|
|2003||World Champ||Carlos Lemos||W||PTS: 6x2||F||64 KG|
|2004||BB Challenge 3||Matsumato||W||PTS:4x0||SPF||64 KG|
|2004||Pan American||Andre Soares||W||PTS: 8x0||SF||64 KG|
|2004||Pan American||Dai Yoshida||W||N/A||F||64 KG|
|2004||World Championship||Fernando Vieira||L||Pts:4x2||F||64 KG|
|2004||Budo Challenge||Eddie Sanchez||W||Flying Triangle||SF||68 kG|
|2005||Budo Challenge||S. Katsummura||W||Armlock||F||68 KG|
|2005||Dumau cup||Rodrigo Hirakawa||W||Submission||F||64 kg|
|2005||World Champ.||Ameris Lira||W||Armbar||R1||64 KG|
|2005||World Champ.||Rodrigo Romero||W||Pts:5x0||4F||64 KG|
|2005||World Champ||Carlos Esquisito||W||PT 6X6, Adv||F||64 KG|
|2006||Pan American||David Jacobs||W||Triangle||4F||70 KG|
|2006||Pan American||Jonatas Gurgel||W||points||F||70 KG|
|2006||World Champ.||David Hader||W||Armbar||4F||64 kG|
|2006||World Champ.||Bernardo Pitel||W||Choke from back||SF||64 KG|
|2007||Pan American||Jeff Glover||W||Pts:5x0||4F||70 KG|
|2007||Pan American||Mario Reis||L||Points||SF||70 KG|
12. Bibiano Top fights Links
Bibiano VS Reece Mclaren
Bibiano Fernandes vs Kevin Belingon
Bibiano Fernandes VS Koetsu Okazak