DREAM Champions Shinya Aoki and Bibiano Fernandes Sign with ONE FC

Two major signings were announced earlier today by Asia’s biggest MMA promotion, ONE FC. The organization revealed it has signed DREAM champions Shinya Aoki and Bibiano Fernandes. The signings follow the news that DREAM FC ceased operations. Both fighters are slated for ONE FC 5: Pride of a Nation in Manila, Philippines, scheduled for August 31st, 2012.

Aoki is thr last man to hold the DREAM lightweight title, he’s a known for his great submission skills and has competed for Strikeforce, DEEP, and more recently Bellator where he lost in a non-title rematch against Bellator lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez.

Bibiano Fernandes held both the DREAM featherweight and bantamweight titles. It was rumored that Fernandes had signed with the UFC. However, it was later revealed that he could not come to terms with the Las Vegas promotion.

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