ONE FC 5: Pride of a Nation Official Results, Fernandes, Baroni Win, Pulver Losses, Arlovski/Sylvia No-Contest

Just when you thought you seen Tim Sylvia vs. Andrei Arlovski for the fourth and final time, well, your wrong, now we may just get a fifth and maybe final fight?

The two former UFC champions took to the ring today at ONE FC 5: Pride of a Nation in the Philippines and thanks to some controversial and dangerous rules regarding kicks to the head of downed opponents the fight was called a no contest.

Phil Baroni won his bout earlier in the evening after effectively using kicks to the head of his downed opponent Rodrigo Ribeiro. However, when Arlovski landed the same sort of head kicks to Sylvia, the referee called the blows illegal and gave Sylvia time to recover. When Sylvia could not, the fight was ruled a no contest. ONE FC allows kicks to the head of a downed opponent only after a fighter is given express, in-the-moment permission by the referee.

The official results:

Bibiano Fernandes def. Gustavo Falciroli via unanimous decision
Eduard Folayang def. Felipe Enomoto via unanimous decision
Andrei Arlovski vs. Tim Sylvia – no contest (illegal kicks)
Eric Kelly def. Jens Pulver via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 1:46
Rolles Gracie def. Tony Bonello via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 1:33
Jung Hwan Cha def. Igor Gracie via TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 1:03
Soo Chul Kim def. Kevin Belingon via unanimous decision
Gregor Gracie def. Nicholas Mann via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 3:38
Phil Baroni def. Rodrigo Ribeiro via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 1:00
Shannon Wiratchai def. Mitch Chilson via knockout (strikes) – Round 2, 3:02
Honorio Banario def. Andrew Benibe via knockout (strikes) – Round 3, 3:47

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