One FC: a night promising to be a memorable one to the Gracies

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Gregor Gracie at IFC in Recife. The war this time will be in the Philippines, in the same venue as Muhamad Ali’s “Thrilla in Manila.” Photo by Junior Samurai/

The evening of Friday, August 31, is likely to be a special one for the Gracie clan. Three members of the Jiu-Jitsu family will see action at a single event, One FC. Waging war in the cage set up at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines, Rolles takes Tony Bonello, Igor squares off with Jung Hwan Cha, and Gregor faces Nicolas Mann.

“There will be three Gracies fighting on the same night, something that only ever happened before at Pride Bushido 1 and 3, in Japan. We like to fight; it’s another attack for the family,” says Renzo Gracie on a publicity video released this week.

Get a glimpse of some moments from the training of the Gracie troupe, who are already in Manila for the mega-event.

Besides the Gracie, the tournament will feature a number of other Jiu-Jitsu and MMA stars: Jens Pulver, Bibiano Fernandes, Andrei Arlovski, Tim Sylvia and Phil Baroni.

Check out the complete card:

Quezon City, Philippines
August 31, 2012

Bibiano Fernandes vs Gustavo Falciroli
Felipe Enomoto vs Eduard Folayang
Andrei Arlovski vs Tim Sylvia
Eric Kelly vs Jens Pulver
Tony Bonello vs Rolles Gracie
Jung Hwan Cha vs Igor Gracie
Kevin Belingon vs Soo Chul Kim
Gregor Gracie vs Nicholas Mann
Phil Baroni vs Rodrigo Ribeiro
Mitch Chilson vs Shannon Wiratchai
Honorio Banario vs Andrew Benibe

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