Fernandes (11-3), went on an impressive 8-1 run in his DREAM tenure, before the promotion ultimately folded, seeing him take wins over the likes of Former Bellator Featherweight champion Joe Warren, Former Dream Lightweight Champion Joachim Hansen, and the final DREAM Featherweight Champion Hiroyuki Takaya. “The Flash” most recently took out Rodolfo Marques Diniz and WEC veteran Antonio Banuelos on the same night this passed New Year’s Eve.
Falciroli (12-3-2) comes into the cage on a two-fight win-streak, most recently posting a victory over Soo Chul Kim on ONE FC’s second offering this passed February.
Also added to the card have been Dream Lightweight Champion Shinya Aoki (30-6) and Eduard Folayang (11-2). While neither have seen an official opponent named, the internet is abuzz with rumors of the two meeting. Aoki most recently fell in a TKO loss in a rematch with former Bellator Lightweight Champion this passed April, while Folayang recently suffered a contentious loss to Ole Laursen at ONE FC 3.
ONE FC 5: Pride of A Nation takes place August 31st at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines. The bill has also seen former UFC Champions Andrei Arlovski and Jens Pulver recently added to it.