Shinya Aoki tasted victory in his 145-pound debut. | Photo Courtesy: One FC
Bibiano Fernandes stands tall across the Pacific.
Fernandes grounded Soo Chul Kim repeatedly, stymied him with a suffocating top game and more than held his own in the standup, as he became the undisputed One Fighting Championship bantamweight titleholder with a unanimous decision in the One FC 11 “Total Domination” headliner on Friday at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore.
Fernandes, 33, has won 14 of his last 15 fights, including seven in a row.
In the co-main event, reigning One FC lightweight champion Shinya Aoki made a strong first impression at 145 pounds, as he cruised to a unanimous verdict over Cody Stevens.
Aoki (34-6, 3-0 One FC) -- who survived a brutal knee strike to the groin in round one -- delivered takedowns in all three rounds, twice advancing to full mount on the game but overmatched American.
In round three, the former Dream and Shooto titleholder transitioned to Stevens’ back and fished for a rear-naked choke. Stevens (11-6-1, 0-1 One FC) defended well, but victory belonged to Aoki.
Ng (7-1, 4-0 One FC) struck for a quick takedown, swept into full mount after being reversed and caught the armbar during a subsequent scramble. The 27-year-old has finished his last five foes, four of them inside one round, and emerged as one of One FC’s top commodities at 155 pounds.
Elsewhere, a rugged clinch game, superior standup and brutal ground-and-pound carried Pancrase veteran Tatsuya Mizuno to a unanimous decision over Rafael Silva in a middleweight showcase. The defeat halted a streak of seven consecutive wins for the 35-year-old Silva (39-14, 0-1 One FC), who had not lost in nearly three years.
Silva was the aggressor from the outset, but his Japanese counterpart turned the tables with some productive work in the clinch, a series of submission attempts and an effective sprawl. Mizuno (12-9, 1-1 One FC), though bloodied by an earlier exchange, was at his best in the third round, where he floored his Portuguese adversary with a head kick, followed up with soccer kicks and later mixed in some punches and hammerfists from top position.