ONE FC: 'Pride Of A Nation' Card Complete With 12 Bouts On August 31
ONE Fighting Championship has officially confirmed the bout lineup for its upcoming fight card for ONE FC: "Pride of a Nation" which will take place on 31 August at the historic Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines.
The card features DREAM champions Shinya Aoki and Bibiano Fernandes, as previously reported. Aoki’s opponent is due to be announced shortly while Fernandes will take on Cage Fighting Championship Australia bantamweight champion Gustavo Falciroli.
In addition, two former UFC heavyweight champions will meet for the fourth time in a grudge match that has escalated over the years. Andrei Arlovski and Tim Sylvia will clash in Manila after a series of fights that saw Sylvia lose the first bout, and subsequently win back-to-back fights against the tough Belarusian. Sylvia is currently in the midst of a three-fight winning streak and has won seven of his last eight bouts.
Plus, for the first time, the legendary Gracie family will be represented thrice in one fight card. Rolles Gracie takes on Tony Bonello, Igor Gracie will battle Korea’s Jung Hwan Cha and Gregor Gracie will look to get back to his winning ways when he goes toe-to-toe with Nicholas Mann.
ONE FC: "Pride of a Nation" will be made available online via live streaming at www.onefc.livesport.tv. The undercard fights are available for viewing free-of-charge. The main card fights will be available for purchase on pay-per-view for $9.99.
ONE FC: "Pride of a Nation" full fight card:
Shinya Aoki vs. TBD
Bibiano Fernandes vs. Gustavo Falciroli
Felipe Enomoto vs. Eduard Folayang
Tim Sylvia vs. Andrei Arlovski
Jens Pulver vs. Eric Kelly
Rolles Gracie vs. Tony Bonello
Igor Gracie vs. Jung Hwan Cha
Soo Chul Kim vs. Kevin Belingon
Gregor Gracie vs. Nicholas Mann
Phil Baroni vs. Rodrigo Ribeiro
Shannon Wiratchai vs. Mitch Chilson
Andrew Benibe vs. Honorio Banario