by MMAjunkie.com Staff on Oct 19, 2011 at 10:30 am ET
How would Bibiano Fernandes rebound from his first defeat in eight fights and the loss of his DREAM featherweight title?
That question was answered at this past month’s DREAM.17 event.
That’s when Fernandes met Takafumi Otsuka in an opening-round matchup of the organization’s world bantamweight grand prix. We now present the fight in this week’s installment of HDNet Fights Video Vault.
Each week HDNet and MMAjunkie.com release a new and exclusive fight from the ever-growing HDNet Fights video library. Stunning knockouts, slick submissions, shocking finishes and legendary brawls are the norm for this weekly feature.
Fernandes vs. Otsuka is no exception.
Nine months prior, the fast-rising Fernandes (8-3 at the time) lost his belt to Hiroyuki Takaya. It marked his first defeat since a pair of early-career losses to Urijah Faber and Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto. But after dropping a weight class and entering the grand prix, he met Otsuka (12-8-1), a DEEP veteran who was looking for his second straight win after a tough 1-4 skid.
So would Fernandes get back in the win column, or would Otsuka pull off the upset?
Check out the embedded clip for the answer.
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