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Trio of Gracies Confirmed for ‘ONE FC 5: Pride of a Nation’

Written by Tom Ngo
July 27th, 2012
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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

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