MMA promotions in Asia are showing to the world that despite of the UFC’s confirmed event in Macau on November, they have no plans of slowing down and not threatened about it all. In fact, ONE FC has already announced its partial card for their Manila event on August 31st dubbed as “Pride of a Nation”. The organization has already announced most of the fights for their biggest event to date, which will feature some of the biggest names in the business like Shinya Aoki, Andrei Arlovski, Bibiano Fernandes, Jens Pulver, Phil Baroni, Filipino MMA icons, Eduard Folayang, Eric Kelly, Kevin Belingon and many more.
ONE FC 5: Pride of a Nation partial fight card
Shinya Aoki vs. TBA
Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes vs. Gustavo Falciroli
Soa “The Hulk” Palelei vs. Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski
Tony Bonello vs. Rolles Gracie
Eric “The Natural” Kelly vs. Jens “Little Evil” Pulver
Phil “New York Bad Ass” Baroni vs. Rodrigo “Ximbica” Ribiero
Eduard Folayang vs. TBA
Jung Hwan Cha vs. Igor Gracie
Nicholas “The Apprentice” Mann vs. Gregor Gracie
Shannon “One Shin” Wiratchai vs. Mitch “The Dragon” Chilson
Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon vs. Nicholas Mann
According to Anton Tabuena of Bloodyelbow, Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon will likely face Soo Chul Kim of South Korea and confirmed the bout between Mitch Chilson and Shannon Cai of Thailand. He also broke the news on who will be Gregor, Igor and Rolles’ opponents in Manila.
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In addition to that, Anton also announced last night that Legend FC 10 will likely feature three title fights on August 24th in Hong Kong. Bae Myung Ho will defend his title against China’s Wang Sai, Yusuke Kawanago of Japan will defend his featherweight belt against Australia’s Robert Lisita plus Liu Wenbo and Yang Hae Jun will try to knock each other out to become the first Legend FC champion.
According to Mike Haskamp, LFC’s Co-Founder and match maker, those said championship fights are already a done deal.
LFC 10 partial fight card:
Bae Myung Ho vs. Wang Sai [Welterweight Championship]
Rob Lisita vs. Yusuke Kawanago [Featherweight Championsip]
Liu Wenbo vs. Yang Hae Jun [Middlewight Championship]
Brandon Ropati vs. Chris Lokteff [ Light heavyweight fight]
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Deep 59 Impact will feature two Japan’s MMA vets as Masakazu Imanari will try to get back to his winning ways agasint a 43-year-old Masahiro Oishi on August 18, 2012 in Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan.
Here’s the full DEEP 59 fight card:
Masakazu Imanari vs Masahiro Oishi
Daiki Hata vs Seiji Akao
Yoichi Fukumoto vs Luiz Andrade I
Seigo Mizuguchi vs Atsushi Yamada
Yoshiro Maeda vsTatsumitsu Wada
Doo Ho Choi vs Kosuke Umeda
Yusaku Nakamura vs Hirotaka Miyakawa
Yusuke Kagiyama vs Masahito Hisataka
Yoshitomo Watanabe vsYuta Watanabe
Ken Saotome vs Joo Suk Kang
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