All the fighters on the card for this Friday’s One FC made their respective weights without much ado. When it came time for Andrei Arlovski and Tim Sylvia, two archrivals from way back in their UFC days, to engage in the traditional staredown, though, things nearly boiled over.
Earlier, before their altercation at the scale, they crossed paths in the hotel elevator, causing the staff on duty some worry, nearly finding themselves in a crossfire.
All Arlovski did, though, was poke Sylvia in the chest and say, “You’d better be ready.” Without blinking, the former UFC champion responded, “I’m ready,” later stating that he plans to take out and retire Arlovski. Who’ll be on their feet when the dust settles on this one?
All was a good deal calmer during the other staredowns. One FC goes down tonight in Quezon City, Philippines, and is headlined by a Jiu-Jitsu-heavy main event between Brazilians Bibiano Fernandes and Gustavo Falciroli. Formerly the champion of the Dream promotion and having turned down offers from the UFC, Bibiano hasn’t laced up his gloves professionally since December; but still he feels his countryman won’t cause him too many problems.
Also a major draw for the event, three members of the Gracie family feature on the same card, something that hasn’t happened since the Pride Bushido 1 and 3 events. Rolles will be leading the clan, made up of brothers Igor and Gregor in the Asian archipelago.
Stay tuned to get the full scoop on One FC. Check out the teaser for Bibiano versus Gustavo below and the results:
QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES
AUGUST 31, 2012
Bibiano Fernandes defeated Gustavo Falciroli via unanimous decision.
Eduard Folayang defeated Felipe Enomoto via unanimous decision.
Andrei Arlovski vs Tim Sylvia ends in No Contest (illegal blow).
Eric Kelly defeated Jens Pulver via TKO at 1:43 min of R2.
Rolles Gracie subbed Tony Bonello via rear-naked choke at 1:33 min of R3.
Jung Hwan Cha defeated Igor Gracie via TKO at 1:03 min of R3.
Soo Chul Kim defeated Kevin Belingon via unanimous decision.
Gregor Gracie subbed Nicholas Mann via armbar at 3:28 min of R1.
Phil Baroni defeated Rodrigo Ribeiro with soccer kicks at 1min of R1.
Shannon Wiratchai defeated Mitch Chilson with soccer kicks at 2:30 min of R2.
Honorio Banario defeated Andrew Benibe via TKO at 3:47 min of R3.