Finn Toni Tauru now has a home, and it is with ONE Championship (ONE).  The Cage Warriors bantamweight championship has been on the shelf since surgery, and with the UK based promotions status in the air, Dynamite has moved on.  Today ONE announced the signing of the Team East Front fighter making the signing official and the immediate title match.


On July 18, Tauru will face ONE Bantamweight World Champion, Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes in the headliner.  The fight will take place at the Thuwunna National Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar.

Fernandes is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt who grew up on the hardened streets of Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil. He has multiple world Jiu-Jitsu tournament wins and is currently riding a nine-fight win streak, being so far unbeaten inside the ONE Championship cage since debuting for the promotion in 2012. Fernandes became the ONE Bantamweight World Champion after he impressively dominated the tough Korean fighter, Soo Chul Kim, winning by unanimous decision. He then defended his title against two other contenders, Japan’s Masakatsu Ueda and Korea’s Dae Hwan Kim. This time, Fernandes faces his toughest challenger yet, ONE Championship’s new signing, Toni Tauru.

“”We’ve been looking into Bibiano for a while already, and I think i have the tools for winning. I’m a clear underdog, but that has always suited me better. So I’m gonna get a new belt to Finland without any stress.” says Tauru to content partner shortly after the signing.

Toni “Dynamite” Tauru is also on a roll with a ten-fight win streak and is a Cage Warrior Fighting Championship (CWFC) Bantamweight Champion. He is the first Finnish national to win the title in CWFC. Tauru is set to prove himself worthy of the ONE World champion title. Known as a world class grappler who won seven out of his ten wins via submission, Tauru will test his grappling skills against a contender who has established himself as one of the world’s best. This match will likely see two grapplers proving their dominance on the ground.