Aoki and Fernandes want fight

ONE FC stars Shinya Aoki and Bibiano Fernandes have both revealed that they would like to face off against each other.

The two fighters are currently in different weight divisions; Aoki is currently fighting at lightweight while Fernandes is a featherweight. However, Aoki revealed in an interview earlier this year he would be prepared to drop the extra weight.

He said:"If ONE FC wants me to fight Bibiano Fernandes at 145 pounds then I think that would be a very attractive fight. He is a champion and I respect him."

"I do not want to give up my belt, but if ONE FC allows me to go to 145 pounds again for one fight before I defend my title next then I am happy to face Fernandes. Maybe he would be the best BJJ fighter I have ever faced in MMA, but Vitor Ribeiro was also a great fighter."

Fernandes told how interested he is in the fight. He said:  "It would be a great fight. Everybody talks about this fight, especially in Asia. I'm here to work. I train hard to go there and fight anyone. I would fight him, I would fight anyone."

He added: "If they could do a catchweight, like 140 pounds, and I would fight him.

"He's too big, has a bigger reach, so I would fight him at 140 pounds. I wouldn’t fight him at 145 pounds. At 140, I would take it right away."