Rolly Delorme to Welcome Bibiano Fernandes to the UFC


Fresh off an upset victory over Nick Denis, Roland Delorme will take on Bibiano Fernandes in his UFC debut in Calgary on July 21.

Delorme (8-1) is unbeaten in the UFC with two victories – both by submission. The Winnipeg fighter’s latest win was over fellow Canadian Nick Denis this past May on the UFC on Fox 3 card. He will hope to make it three in a row at UFC 149.

Fernades (11-3) is the reigning DREAM Bantamweight champion. The one time Featherweight champion lost that belt and entered the DREAM Bantamweight tournament where he defeated Takafumi Otsuka, Rodolfo Marques and Antonio Banuelos to win the title. Fernandes trains out of British Columbia.

Top MMA News asked Rolly for his thoughts on this bout. The WAMMA fighter sent this comment,

“I have made a name beating guys that I was not supposed to beat. Why stop now?  I fight my best when someone’s trying to hurt me.”

The two fighters join a long list of Canadians on the card including Claude Patrick, Ryan Jimmo, Mitch Gagnon, Nick Ring, Antonio Carvalho, Chris Clements, and Mitch Clarke.

15 Responses to “ Rolly Delorme to Welcome Bibiano Fernandes to the UFC ”

  1. Time to get excited!

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  2. Graham Weenk says:

    Should be a good fight! Love to see Delorme come out with a big win!

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  3. Bobby Karimi says:

    Major fuckin signing and big time step up by Delorme, much respect!

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  4. Jab jab says:


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  5. Ronin XXX says:

    Very tough fight for Ron

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  6. Bobby Karimi says:

    I think if this fight goes well for Delorme he’s going to be challenging Iron Man or Thor next, jesus! Bad ass!

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  7. MMAPolice says:

    bad fight for Delorme

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  8. Pavlic says:

    It’ seems that people always say that it is a bad fight for Delorme. Yet Roland always comes out on top. Is it a tough fight? Yes it is! Is it a bad fight? No it is not! Unfortunately in the UFC they are all tough fights! I said it before and I will say it again. Never count out Roland Delorme!

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  9. Tyler Davis says:


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  10. Jamie Locke says:

    Great fight. Likely end up a striking battle. I don’t think Rolly would succeed on the ground, should be a gooder.

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  11. Sweet Dreams says:

    I have to disagree on one point Mr. Locke; Rolly can succeed on the ground. A Black Belt in Judo, a Brown Belt from Mr. Brigham, 15 years of grappling experience, and a proven track record of finishing fights support this claim. I do concur it will be a great fight and it’s awesome to see all the comments on this post. Go WAMMA!

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  12. Troy says:

    wooo finally bibiano is in the UFC!!! cant wait to see this fight. this division needs more contenders and one will make his claim after this fight

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  13. Pat G says:

    This is a tough one for Delorme, but then, he’s tough as well, and no fights are gonna be easy for him from here on in.

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  14. Jake - JHEG says:

    Looks like Bibiano is out with an undisclosed injury.

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  15. UPDATE: Bibiano is stating that although negotiations did take place with the UFC, he did not sign a contract and was never scheduled to fight on UFC 149 in Calgary.

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