The Pit Bull vs. The Hulk, Pulver vs. Kelly and Shinya Aoki Debuts at ONE FC 5

After selling out the Stadium Negara in Malaysia, ONE Fighting Championship is headed to the Philippines for what promises to be one of the most stacked cards yet on August 31st, 2012. The 16,500 capacity Arenata Coliseum is best known for hosting the “Thrilla in Manila” between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier in 1975. Former UFC champions Andrei Arlovski and Jens Pulver are both heading to ONE FC. The former heavyweight champ will face Australia’s Soa Palelei while the former lightweight champ will square off with Filipino, Eric Kelly.

URCC champions, Eduard Folayang (11-2), Roy Docyogen (10-0), Kevin Belingon (9-1). Eric Kelly (7-0) and Honorio Banario (6-1) are all likely to be in action, along with the ONE FC debut of legendary lightweight, Shinya Aoki.

Arlovski has finally put his career back on track with a pair of wins and both by stoppage at that. At the age of 33 he could still be in line for the ONE FC heavyweight title. Palelei is the reigning AFC heavyweight champion and is riding a seven-fight winning streak heading into this one.

Pulver has been on the fence about retirment especially after suffering a series of difficult defeats but he is also back on track after winning four of his last six fights. Kelly is the current URCC featherweight champion and brings a perfect professional record of 7-0 to the table.

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