Stephen Loman faces ex-champ Bibiano Fernandes in November
Stephen “The Sniper” Loman, the fourth-ranked bantamweight contender, is prepared to take the next step in his mixed martial arts career when he returns to the ONE Championship Circle next month.
The Team Lakay standout confronts his most difficult test to yet. On November 19 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, he faces former ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes in one of the main events of ONE Fight Night 4: Abbasov versus Lee.
In the film The Home of Martial Arts, Loman is on a roll. In his ONE debut, he knocked out Yusup Saadulaev before outlasting Shoko Sato in his second bout.
At this weekend’s ONE Fight Night 3, the champion John Lineker and the No. 2 contender Fabricio Andrade will compete for the ONE Bantamweight World Title.
“I’m extremely grateful for this chance. Now, the public will be able to see the benefits of all my hard work and training. I’m really looking forward to this fight,” Loman stated.
“Bibiano is one of the top remaining candidates in the division, so with a victory here, I could be next in line for the championship.”
While Loman has been on a roll recently, Fernandes hopes to prove that he still has what it takes, especially after suffering a heartbreaking knockout loss to Lineker only a few months ago.
“He could be really motivated following his loss to Lineker. He is either frustrated or inspired. We’ll see,” remarked Team Lakay head coach Mark Sangaeao.
“We are all aware that Bibiano has not lost in a very long time. Obviously, this loss will serve as a significant lesson for him. In any case, we are preparing for him as best we can.”
The bantamweight superstars will clash on a card that is building up to be another incredible one. In the main event, ONE Welterweight World Champion Kiamrian Abbasov will defend his title against ONE Lightweight World Champion Christian Lee.
Rodtang Jitmuangnon, the ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Champion, will also be competing that evening. He defends his title against Joseph Lasiri, the ONE Strawweight Muay Thai World Champion.