DREAM Featherweight & Bantamweight Champ, Bibiano Fernandes Signs w/ UFC

Not even 24 hours after we reported that that DREAM Fighting Championship had closed their doors for good, the UFC has signed their first featherweight and their first and current bantamweight champion, Bibiano Fernandes to a multi-fight contract and confirmed that he will make his octagon debut at UFC 149 against Roland Delorme in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on July 21st, 2012. The fight was revealed by the UFC earlier today, so it is thought that official bout agreements are in place.

Fernandes has competed for K-1, DREAM, and King of the Cage. He was the first DREAM Featherweight Champion and the first and current DREAM Bantamweight Champion. He holds notable wins over Joachim Hansen, Joe Warren and Antonio Banuelos.

Delorme is a Canadian mixed martial artist holding a record of 8-1. He was a competitor on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller. Since he has picked up back-to-back wins over Josh Ferguson and Nick Denis.

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