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Kevin Belingon breaks down John Lineker's dramatic victory at ONE Fight Night 13, wants rematch
BJPENN.COM Staff - August 10, 2023
ONE Championship results and highlights: John Lineker TKOs former champ Kevin Belingon
Tom Taylor - November 13, 2020
With eyes on ONE bantamweight belt, John Lineker ready for "tough opponent" Kevin Belingon
Tom Taylor - November 10, 2020
ONE Championship stars name the ONE: Century matchups they're most excited for
Tom Taylor - October 10, 2019
Kevin Belingon seeking decisive finish in fourth Bibiano Fernandes fight
Tom Taylor - September 23, 2019
Kevin Belingon and Bibiano Fernandes have a long and complicated history together. The two stars will look to write a decisive final chapter to their shared story when they collide for the ONE Championship bantamweight title at ONE: Century – Part 2 on October 13 in Tokyo, Japan. This Tokyo showdown will mark the fourth time they share the cage together.
EXCLUSIVE | 'Disappointed' Kevin Belingon opens up on DQ loss to Bibiano Fernandes
Tom Taylor - April 9, 2019
When Kevin Belingon and Bibiano Fernandes stepped into the cage to battle for the ONE Bantamweight World Title at ONE: A New Era in Tokyo, Japan, the expectation was that their fight, no matter how it ended, would settle their long-time rivalry. Fernandes had won their first fight by submission. Belingon had won their second by decision. And there, under the bright lights of Ryōgoku Kokugikan Sumo Hall in Tokyo’s Sumida Ward, we finally had our tie-breaker. Much like their second fight, which occurred in November, this third fight looked like it would be a fun one from the get-go. First, Belingon rocked Fernandes. Then, Fernandes rocked Belingon. All signs pointed to a riveting, back-and-forth war.
ONE: A New Era Results | Bibiano Fernandes wins title with DQ win
Tom Taylor - March 31, 2019
In November of 2018, Bibiano Fernandes and Kevin Belingon went to war for the ONE Championship bantamweight belt. After five, frenzied rounds of action, Belingon was awarded a razor close decision victory, ending Fernandes’ longstanding reign as the ONE bantamweight king in the process. On Sunday night in Tokyo, Japan (Sunday morning in North America), at ONE: A New Era, Kevin Belingon and Bibiano Fernandes met again. This time around, it was Fernandes vying for Belingon’s belt. Because the pair also fought in 2016, with Fernandes winning by first-round submission, this bout marked the tie-breaking of their riveting trilogy.
ONE: A New Era live results and highlights
Tom Taylor - March 31, 2019
On Sunday night (early Sunday morning in North America), Singapore-based martial arts powerhouse ONE Championship debuted in the MMA hotbed of Tokyo, Japan with the aptly named ONE: A New Era card. To celebrate this Tokyo debut, ONE Championship bolstered this card with some of the biggest names on its roster.
EXCLUSIVE | Bibiano Fernandes explains what he'll do differently in Kevin Belingon rematch
Thomas Taylor - March 21, 2019
The elite members of Filipino martial arts will be in action at ONE: NEW ERA
BJPENN.COM Staff - March 15, 2019
ONE: A NEW ERA in Japan on 31 March will be one of the most-watched and significant martial arts events of the year. The show marks the first time ONE Championship has staged an event in Japan, and athletes from all over the world will be in action.
Kevin Belingon has the utmost respect for rival Bibiano Fernandes
BJPENN.COM Staff - March 12, 2019
Undisputed ONE Bantamweight World Champion Kevin Belingon is ready to settle the score with Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes on March 31 at ONE: A NEW ERA at the Ryōgoku Kokugikan. The two athletes are tied in their series with a win each. The pair first met back in January 2016 when Fernandes was able to successfully defend his ONE Bantamweight World Title against the Filipino by way of submission in the first round. The loss motivated Belingon to pursue another title shot and he won six straight matches after that on his climb back up the ladder.
A New Era Preview: Kevin Belingon vs Bibiano Fernandes III
BJPENN.COM Staff - March 10, 2019
ONE Championship’s first ever Japan event, ONE: A NEW ERA, got even bigger with the addition of a fourth World Title contest to an already stacked card. The promotion announced the rubber match between ONE Bantamweight World Champion Kevin Belingon and former titleholder Bibiano Fernandes for the spectacle which takes place at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan on 31 March. This will be the third time the two men have met, and with each man having a win each, the next one will decide the true king of the division.
Kevin Belingon determined to win rubber match with Bibiano Fernandes
BJPENN.COM Staff - February 27, 2019
Filipino fistic spitfire Kevin Belingon is fired up to defend his ONE Bantamweight World Title against rival Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes at ONE: A NEW ERA on 31 March at Tokyo Japan. Belingon will be the third member of Team Lakay to defend his World Title, following heartbreaking title losses for both Joshua Pacio and Geje Eustaquio in January.
Eduard Folayang looks forward to defending title alongside Kevin Belingon at ONE: A New Era
BJPENN.COM Staff - February 7, 2019
Team Lakay will be coming to Tokyo, Japan in full force when ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard Folayang and ONE Bantamweight World Champion Kevin Belingon defend their respective World Titles at ONE: A New Era. Folayang is set to duke it out against local hero Shinya Aoki in a highly-anticipated rematch for the ONE Lightweight World Title in the main event.
ONE Championship adds fourth title fight to ONE: A New Era in Tokyo
Tom Taylor - January 27, 2019
ONE Championship has added a whopping fourth title fight to its March 31 debut in Tokyo, Japan, and it’s a big one. In addition to the three title fights already on the ONE: A New Era bill, the card will now also feature the first title defense of new bantamweight champion Kevin Belingon. Belingon will defend the title against the man he won it from at ONE: Heart of the Lion in November, bantamweight legend Bibiano Fernandes.
EXCLUSIVE | Meet the man behind Team Lakay and four ONE Championship titleholders
Tom Taylor - December 23, 2018
Nestled among the winding streets of Baguio City, which sits 5000 feet above sea level in the Philippines, Team Lakay is about the closest thing you’ll find to a gym in the clouds. Yet this MMA training facility only recently began to achieve the lofty successes you’d expect from a place at its altitude. In 2018, almost fifteen years after its inception, Team Lakay produced a whopping four ONE Championship titleholders. Geje Eustaquio captured the promotion’s flyweight title, Kevin Belingon assumed the throne at bantamweight, Joshua Pacio became the strawweight champion, and Eduard Folayang, the most notable fighter to emerge from the gym, capped off the year by reclaiming the ONE lightweight title.
A meal to savor for ONE’s new bantamweight king Kevin Belingon
BJPENN.COM Staff - November 16, 2018
He didn’t go out and party. Nor did he toast his title triumph with a few beers. Instead, new ONE Championship Bantamweight king Kevin Belingon savored the moment with his loved ones. “I just enjoyed a simple victory lunch with my family,” said Belingon, who dined out on Filipino pinakbet (a meat and vegetable stew) yesterday.
New champ Kevin Belingon breaks down thrilling defeat of Bibiano Fernandes
Tom Taylor - November 10, 2018
Kevin Belingon ends streak of Bibiano Fernandes, captures ONE bantamweight title
Tom Taylor - November 9, 2018
Bibiano Fernandes is no longer the ONE Bantamweight World Champion. After a legendary reign that spanned a whopping seven title defenses, he surrendered his belt to Filipino challenger Kevin Belingon in the ONE: HEART OF THE LION main event. Belingon won the fight by split decision after five incredible rounds of action. Although the Filipino succumbed to a few of Fernandes’ takedown attempts, he denied many others, and deftly fought off several submission attempts. On the feet, meanwhile, Belingon was the picture of excellence, punishing the long-time champion’s body with spinning kicks, and dropping him with a massive punch at the end of the third round.
EXCLUSIVE | ONE Championship stars react to recent signings of Demetrious Johnson, Eddie Alvarez, Miesha Tate
Tom Taylor - November 8, 2018
In the span of just a few weeks, Singapore-based martial arts promotion ONE Championship has added former UFC flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson and former UFC lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez to its roster, and brought on former UFC bantamweight champ Miesha Tate as one of its Vice Presidents. Needless to say, these are tremendously exciting times for the promotion. ONE Championship’s top fighters, as you can probably expect, are feeling that excitement, and are thrilled about the promotion’s deepening talent pool.
EXCLUSIVE | Kevin Belingon 'very confident' he can end Bibiano Fernandes' dominant ONE Championship reign
Tom Taylor - October 22, 2018
The first time Filipino knockout artist Kevin Belingon met Bibiano Fernandes in the ONE Championship cage, things didn’t go the way he planned. Instead, he was submitted by the dominating ONE bantamweight champion in the very first round. On November 9, at ONE: Heart of the Lion in Singapore, Kevin Belingon, who now wears the ONE interim bantamweight belt, will have a second chance to topple the seemingly unstoppable Bibiano Fernandes. This time around, he’s confident he can pull it off. A lot has changed since their first fight, after all.
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Jason Kindschy - October 21, 2018
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