One Fighting Champion has announced a trio of Gracies will compete in their August 31st event. On Friday morning, Rolles, Igor and Gregor Grace were all confirmed for “ONE FC 5: Pride of a Nation.”
Rolles last competed at “One FC 2” in February. He collected his sixth professional win by disposing of Bob Sapp. The 34-year-old’s next challenge pits him against Tony Bonello.
Fifteen of Bonello’s 16 career victories have come via submission. However, he might be barking up the wrong tree in this bout if that’s how he intends to get his hand raised.
Igor is a Bellator and Strikeforce veteran who holds a 5-2 MMA record, with four of his wins coming by way of tapout. He faces knockout specialist Jung Hwan Cha.
Finally, Gregor is looking to rebound from June’s decision defeat to Adam Shahir Kayoom at “One FC 4.” He meets Nicholas Mann.
Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines hosts the festivities. No word on how North American fans will be able to watch the event.
Here are the athletes expected to appear in the show:
Eduard Folayang vs. TBD
Shinya Aoki vs. TBD
Gregor Gracie vs. Nicholas Mann
Igor Gracie vs. Jung Hwan Cha
Rolles Gracie vs. Tony Bonello
Phil Baroni vs. Rodrigo Ribeiro
Jens Pulver vs. Eric Kelly
Bibiano Fernandes vs. Gustavo Falciroli
Soa Palelei vs. Andrei Arlovski