Belingon-Fernandes V, anyone?
Kevin Belingon sure wants that to happen.
The 32-year-old veteran from Team Lakay is raring to get one last crack at his Brazilian rival as he seeks to reclaim the ONE Bantamweight World Championship.
"Let’s get one thing clear. Right now, my mind is on getting another shot at the bantamweight belt. That’s where my main focus is," he said as he hopes for a pentalogy.
It has been a storied rivalry between the two fighters.
Fernandes won their first duel via a first round submission at ONE: Destiny of Champion 5 back in 2016, but Belingon redeemed himself two years later with a split decision victory at ONE: Heart of the Lion in 2018.
In their third fight at ONE: A New Era in March 2019, Belingon lost the belt after being disqualified for illegal elbows and fell anew in October of that year at ONE: Century 2, tapping out in the second round to Fernandes' rear-naked choke.
Despite losing the last two bouts, Belingon (20-7) knows that he still has it in him to score a definitive win over Fernandes (24-4).
"I just feel I have unfinished business here. I’m looking at another fight with Bibiano [Fernandes], and I’m willing to go through anyone to get it," he said.