In his third match against ONE Championship, Loman will face the former two-time bantamweight champion Bibiano Fernandes on November 19 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Loman’s teammate Jeremy Pacatiw believes Loman may have the answers to some of Fernandes’ biggest strengths.
In an interview with ONE Championship, Pacatiw drew on his experience training with Loman to offer some thoughts on the match:
“We know how good a grappler Bibiano Fernandes is. When he brought it to the ground, he was very dangerous. But Stephen Loman is strong, one of the strongest on the team. His strength is difficult to deal with. He will bring up a few problems for Bibiano.”
Team Lakay is no stranger to Bibiano Fernandes’ grappling ability that saw him dominate bantamweight until he lost the title earlier this year. Fernandes submitted to Loman teammate Kevin Belingon twice during their fiery confrontation in the circle.
The fight will be the return of Bibiano Fernandes after losing the world championship to ‘Hands of Stone’ John Lineker in March at ONE: Lights Out.
‘Stephen Loman Tested’ – Mark SanGiao Says Bibiano Fernandes Will Face Big Challenge Against ‘The Sniper’
Team Lakay head coach Mark SanGiao believes his boxer Stephen Loman has what it takes to cause former world champion Bibiano Fernandes a lot of problems.
Currently undefeated in the ONE Championship with two wins, ‘The Sniper’ has looked impressive so far but will face a big step up in competition when he takes on Bibiano Fernandes, who has dominated the division. bantamweight for a long time.
Despite his age and the fact that he was heading into the match to lose to John Lineker, Bibiano Fernandes proved in that fight that he has absolutely no past. Fernandes showed a great heart when he stayed in the fight and even injured Lineker at one point.
While Team Lakay is well aware of the threat Fernandes presents, Mark SanGiao believes Loman will also question Fernandes in the circle. He said MMA fanatic:
“When Bibiano knocks you down, he has good control. He is very good at jiu-jitsu but Stephen Loman has been tested. He is the longest-running champion on the team. He holds the belt in another organization. This is also a big challenge for Bibiano.”
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