Fernandes to headline Myanmar card

ONE Championship is headed to Myanmar with a world title fight.

The promotion’s first event in the country is dubbed ONE: Kingdom of Warriors and will be headlined by bantamweight champ Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes as he takes on Finland’s Toni “Dynamite” Tauru. The event is scheduled for July 18 at the Thuwunna National Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar.

Promotion CEO Victor Cui said in a press release:

ONE Championship is the first major world-class event in Myanmar with the invitation and support from the Ministry of Sports and we are delighted to finally get the chance to bring our unique brand of adrenaline-pumping mixed martial arts action, live to fight fans in Myanmar. We’re building an absolutely explosive fight card and it is our goal to leave a lasting impression with fans across the country.”

Fernandes is a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belter and his grappling prowess has made him unstoppable in the ONE Championship cage.  Tauru, however, brings plenty of grappling skill to the table. He’s won 7 out of his 10 wins via submission and is currently riding a 10-fight win streak. The Finnish fighter is also a Cage Warrior Fighting Championship bantamweight title-holder.

Keep it here on Dojo Drifter for more updates on this fight card.

Photo via ONE Championship

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