Mixed Martial Arts Legends Shinya “Tobikan Judan” & Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes To Headline Historic Night Of Fights In Manila

15 August 2012 – Singapore: Asia’s largest Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) organization ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC) has officially confirmed its much anticipated 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.

ONE FC, in partnership with Universal Reality Combat Championship™ (URCC), has put up an impressive line-up of matches. The card features DREAM Champions Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki and Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes. Aoki is the most deadly submission grappler in MMA and Fernandes is ranked amongst the best bantamweight fighters in the world. Both are well-known as astounding athletes with a huge fan base amongst Asian and international fans alike. Aoki’s opponent is due to be announced shortly while Fernandes will take on Cage Fighting Championship (CFC) 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. In Manila, the three members of the “Royal Family of MMA” will be fighting to honor the legacy of the Gracie family name.

The full fight card can be viewed and downloaded at www.ONEFC.com.

MMA fans from around the world can witness the action of ONE FC: PRIDE OF A NATION online via live streaming at http://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 at just US$9.99.

Tickets for ONE FC: PRIDE OF A NATION are on sale now through TicketNet at http://www.ticketnet.com.ph or at all TicketNet outlets located at the SM department store customer service area and at the SMART ARANETA Coliseum ticket booth. For inquiries and reservations, please call +63 911 5555. Tickets are priced at Php 4,770 for VIP experience seating that includes exclusive Red Carpet entrance as well as access to the VIP lounge, followed by Php 2,120, Php 1,060, Php 690, Php 530 and Php 215 respectively. All applicable service charges apply.

For more updates, log on to www.ONEFC.com.

About ONE Fighting Championship™

Headquartered in Singapore, ONE Fighting Championship™ (http://www.onefc.com) is Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization. ONE Fighting Championship™ hosts the best Asian mixed martial artists and world champions on the largest media broadcast in Asia. ONE Fighting Championship™ has partnered with ESPN STAR Sports, the number one leader in sports content, for an unprecedented 10-year cable television deal with a coverage that spans across 28 countries in Asia.

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10 thoughts on “Mixed Martial Arts Legends Shinya “Tobikan Judan” & Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes To Headline Historic Night Of Fights In Manila

  1. MMA is getting a larger following in the Philippines and its good that they hold events here too. It’s a lot better than simulated and scripted professional wrestling.

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  2. Not really a fan of MMA but I’m sure that this will be a really nice event for the guys to watch.

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  3. I don’t know why but I am a fan of martial arts and wrestling (not the scripted one). My favorite is UFC. It’s good that the MMA tickets are affordable. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I should share this to my brother-in-law. hes a fan of MMA!

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  5. i will bookmark this and let my boys read it later, this is the one which they’ve been talking the other day and I only overheard it while I was cooking 🙂

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  6. I’m not a fan of this sport, but my husband would probably want to watch this, if he still has time out from his busy schedule.

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  7. Oh, this would be fun for enthusiasts, but like most of the others, I’m not a fan 😀

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  8. I am not actually an MMA enthusiast but maybe my husband and son
    will like this but they are more of WWE.

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  9. Not really a fan of martial arts but I’m sure my husband would be thrilled!

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  10. not a fan of martial arts, too. but my boys watched WWF 🙂 it’s great that they’re holding this kind of events here. must watch for martial arts fanatics.

    not a fan of martial arts, too. but my boys watched WWF 🙂 it’s great that they’re holding this kind of events here. must watch for martial arts fanatics.

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