Jiu-Jitsu world champion Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes lived up to his nickname and finished Yoshiro Maeda, a former PRIDE fighter, at DREAM 18 on New Year’s Eve.
The black belt took just over a minute to take his opponent down and finish the Japanese fighter with a triangle in the first round.
With the result, the bantamweight nabs his 13th win in MMA.
In other action at the event, Jiu-Jitsu black belt Shinya Aoki dispatched Antonio McKee via technical knockout.
Holland’s Melvin Manhoef knocked out former Pride FC and UFC star Denis Kang with a flying knee.
The seasoned Tatsuya Kawajiri also came up spades, overcoming former UFC fighter Michihiro Omigawa via unanimous decision.
December 31, 2012
Tatsuya Kawajiri defeated Michihiro Omigawa via unanimous decision;
Georgi Karakhanyan defeated Hiroyuki Takaya via split decision;
Shinya Aoki defeated Antonio McKee via TKo at 0.24 min of R2;
Bibiano Fernandes tapped out Yoshiro Maeda via triangle at 1:46 min of R1;
Melvin Manhoef knocked out Denis Kang at 0.50 min of R1;
Hayato Sakurai defeated Phil Baroni via unanimous decision;
Marloes Coenen tapped out Fiona Muxlow via armbar at 3:29 min of R1;
Will Brooks defeated Satoru Kitaoka via technical knockout at 3:46 min of R2.