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ONE FC 5, A Gracie Family Reunion

Rolles GracieONE FC 5: Pride of A Nation, which takes place on August 31st in Manila, has seen a slew of members of the legendary Gracie family added to the bill as half-brothers Igor, Gregor, and Rolles Gracie are now prominently featured on the Singapore-based promotion’s fifth offering. 

Igor (5-2) is slated to take on Korean welterweight Jung Hwan Cha (8-6) as he looks to push his current win-streak to five consecutive victories. The Korean most recently lost a first round submission to Roan Carneiro in March, snapping a two fight win-streak that included a knockout victory over UFC veteran Ryo Chonan.

Gregor (6-2) will look to rebound from his decision loss to Adam Kayoom at ONE FC 4, a bout that saw the Brazilian post a dominant first round only to gas out in the second and third periods, when he faces off with URCC Light Heavyweight Champion (185 lb) Nicholas Mann (4-1) at middleweight. The Aussie is coming off an impressive win in a super fight with URCC Middleweight Champion Froilan Sarenas, which saw Mann dominate his opponent in the clinch.

Rolles (6-1) is on a three-fight win-streak, most recently making Bob Sapp tap to strikes in just 78 seconds at ONE FC 2. The Brazilian will face off with Elite XC veteran Tony Bonello (16-1-1). “The Gun” is has not competed in mixed martial arts since February 2010, where he defeated Mike Bourke with a triangle choke in 54 seconds in King of The Cage.


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