ONE Add Another Major Title Fight to Manila Card
Joining the original ONE heavyweight title headliner between ONE heavyweight champion Brandon Vera and Hideki Sekine, we now have a ONE bantamweight title fight as Reece McLaren takes on champion Bibiano Fernandes.
ONE: Age of Domination is set to take place at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines, with an 11-strong fight card.
"ONE: Age of Domination is shaping up to be one of the most exciting fight cards we have ever put on in Manila," ONE CEO Victor Cui said. "With the addition of another title bout, fans in the Philippines and all around the world can look forward to an amazing night of world-class mixed martial arts action. Bibiano Fernandes of Brazil is one of the most humble and honorable champions in the world, and he is set to take on rising star Reece McLaren."
Thirty-six-year-old Bibiano Fernandes of Brazil is the reigning ONE bantamweight champion and captured the title in 2013. Fernandes is currently riding high on a winning streak of 11 that has included three submission wins and two knockouts.
Despite his recent dominance, Fernandes will no doubt have his work cut out for him on December 2 when he defends his title against the 25-year-old McLaren.
McLaren is a Filipino-Australian from Toowoomba, Australia, and he made his ONE debut in 2015. That evening, he scored a spectacular submission victory over top bantamweight contender Mark Striegl and then followed up that win with a unanimous decision over highly regarded prospect Muin Gafurov back in April.
McLaren has a wide variety of striking and has shown he has a solid ground game. This should be a competitive fight between the two 135-pound men, and it will feature in the co-main event slot.
ONE: Age of Domination Full Card
Brandon Vera (c) vs. Hideki Sekine -- ONE Heavyweight title fight
Bibiano Fernandes (c) vs. Reece McLaren -- ONE Bantamweight title fight
Mark Striegl vs. Rafael Nunes
Geje Eustaquio vs. Toni Tauru
Honorio Banario vs. Rajinder Singh Meena
Edward Kelly vs. Sunoto.
April Osenio vs. Jenny Huang
Danny Kingad vs. Eugene Toquero
Liu Peng Shuai vs. Sim Bunsrun
Xie Bin vs. Mario Satya Wirawan
Leandro Ataides vs. Mohamed Ali