With the cancellation of UFC 151, One Fighting Championships took center stage this weekend, as ONE FC 5: Pride of a Nation streamed live early Friday morning from the Philippines.
In the main event, Bibiano Fernandes scored a decision victory over Gustavo Falciroli. Fernandes was the last DREAM bantamweight champion and turned down an offer to fight in the UFC to sign with ONE FC.
One of the featured bouts ended in a no-contest after Andrei Arlovski delivered an illegal kick to Tim Sylvia. The two former UFC heavyweights were doing battle for the fourth time.
Soccer kicks are legal in ONE FC, but the referee must first make the call for an “open attack” to occur. The referee had not made that call when Arlovski kicked Sylvia, forcing the bout to be called.
In other action, Rolles Gracie and Gregor Gracie each earned wins, while Igor Gracie was defeated. Phil Baroni earned a first round stoppage victory over Rodrigo Ribeiro.
ONE FC 5: PRIDE OF A NATION RESULTS
Bibiano Fernandes def. Gustavo Falciroli via unanimous decision
Eduard Folayang def. Felipe Enomoto via unanimous decision
Andrei Arlovski vs. Tim Sylvia ruled a no-contest (illegal kick to the head by Arlovski)
Eric Kelly def. Jens Pulver via TKO (strikes) at 1:46 of Round 2
Rolles Gracie def. Tony Bonello via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:33 of Round 3
Jung Hwan Cha def. Igor Gracie via TKO (elbows) at 1:03 of Round 3
Soo Chul Kim def. Kevin Belingon via unanimous decision
Gregor Gracie def. Nicholas Mann via submission (armbar) at 3:38 of Round 1
Phil Baroni def. Rodrigo Ribeiro via TKO (strikes) at 1:00 of Round 1
Shannon Wiratchai def. Mitch Chilson via KO (soccer kick) at 2:03 of Round 2
Honorio Banario def. Andrew Benibe via KO (strikes) at 3:43 of Round 3