ONE FC: Pride of a Nation Results: Sylvia-Arlovski ruled No Contest, Pulver stopped with strikes

ONE FC is poised to continue their conquering of the Asian market this morning (or tonight if you live overseas) with ONE FC: Pride of a Nation, a card boasting a slew of regional talent in addition to a number of notable competitors including Bibiano Fernandes, Phil Baroni, Jens Pulver, and Rolles Gracie, as well as a bout between former UFC heavyweight champs Tim Sylvia-Andrei Arlovski.

Arlovski and Sylvia have fought three times before and still never settled their personal score despite finishes from each. Meanwhile, Fernandes opted for ONE FC rather than a deal with the UFC while Pulver and Baroni are out to prove they can still fight without fear of being outclassed.

Things kick off at 8:30 AM EST and, thanks to a cup of strong coffee and a pure passion for Mixed Martial Arts, Five Ounces of Pain will be along for the ride from start to finish while delivering real time results.

Read below for a full rundown of ONE FC: Pride of a Nation results:

Bibiano Fernandes  def. Gustavo Falciroli by unanimous decision
Eduard Folayang  def Felipe Enomoto by unanimous decision**
Due to an illegal strike from Arlovski, Sylvia vs Arlovski is a No Contest
Eric Kelly def Jens Pulver by tko Round 2 (strikes, 1:46)*
Rolles Gracie def Tony Bonello by submission Round 3 (rear naked choke, 1:33)
Jung Hwan Cha def Igor Gracie  by TKO Round 3 (elbows, 1:03)
Soo Chul Kim def. Kevin Belingon by unanimous decision
Gregor Gracie def. Nicholas Mann by submission Round 1 (arm bar, 3:38)
Phil Baroni def. Rodrigo Ribeiro by tko/ref stoppage Round 1 (1:00, strikes)
Shannon Wiratchai def. Mitch Chilson by KO Round 2 (Soccer kick, 2:03)
Honorio Banario def. Andrew Benibe via knockout at 3:43 Round 3 (Strikes)

*Announced: Banario vs. Kelly for 145lb title October 6

**OneFC CEO Victor Cui announces Eduard Folayang will be fighting on October 6 for the championship belt.

PHOTO CREDIT – ONE FC

16 COMMENTS
  • fanoftna33 says:

    Glad to see Baroni pick up a win here.

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  • Rece Rock says:

    Baroni was fired up at the weigh ins he looked like he wanted to fight right there.

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  • G-DUB says:

    Jens looked pretty good in round 1. Thought he had a chance, except never a good thing when you block punches and kicks with your face. Anyone can talk about Jens’ skills eroding, but I don’t know if one can question his chin.

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  • G-DUB says:

    Bring on the big boys!

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  • MCM says:

    where are ya’ll watching this? I can’t find it.

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  • G-DUB says:

    Ridiculous. No contest due to soccer kicks …. which are LEGAL, but ILLEGAL if the ref doesn’t give you the go ahead to attack a grounded opponent??? WTF? Just get rid of the soccer kicks already. More trouble than they’re worth. Not a bad action fight though. Arlovski was mostly controlling the action and going to win, but you got the feeling that his chin could shatter at any moment so who knows.

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  • G-DUB says:

    $9.99 on Livesport MCM ;-)

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  • MCM says:

    shoot. I only wanted it for the AA/Sylvia fight. What do you mean soccer kicks are Illegal but legal?

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  • G-DUB says:

    Allegedly, in One FC once an opponent is down the ref needs to give you some sort of permission to continue to attack with the kicks. Arlovski threw a beautiful combo (I think) which landed flush and dropped Sylvia to his knees and barely conscious. Arlovski attacked with 2 soccer kicks, neither which landed flush, but apparently he wasn’t given permission to attack by the ref. Sylvia was given 5 minutes to recover (practically at the end of the 2nd round), but decided after 5 minutes that he couldn’t continue. Thus, the NO CONTEST. The 1st round was slight advantage to Arlovski …. the 2nd round was all Arlovski. Chances are he was on his way to winning the fight, probably by stoppage right there.

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  • John Petit says:

    MCM, Ref must give the open to attack signal. and the Ref didnt. In my humble opinion that was a win for AA. It really looked like Tim wanted out of the fight. technically, the ref was right-but I dont like the result or how it ended. Back to results, I hope you guys are enjoying them.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    Timmy outperformed my expectations.

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  • G-DUB says:

    This “open to attack” signal …. is this an invention of One FC? Is this in response to the Huerta headkick KO? It’s a completely foolish concept. To think that a ref, in the heat of the moment, can make a suitable decision …. and a fighter, in the heat of the moment, is going to think to look for the ref’s signal in order to finish an attack. Foolish. You either allow headkicks or you don’t.

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    #onefc is trending on twitter, who knew there were that many non UFC mma fans.

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  • MCM says:

    Thanks John. But what the hell is an “open to attack signal”? Can you imagine if fighters had to ask permission before being allowed to throw strikes. Or for that matter, if fighters had to look to the ref before locking on submissions?
    I’m all in favor of getting rid of soccer kicks, as they take 0 amount of skill and do unnecessary damage, but if they are legal in your org, than they should be legal and not have asinine stipulations applied.

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    There’s been an argument going around since the Huerta kick between one side saying soccer kicks are the most dangerous, and other people saying standing head kicks are even more dangerous then soccer kicks. Curious what everyone’s opinion would be on that.

    Also as G-Dub mentioned, what fighter is going to see their opponent rocked, and not go for the kill, if it’s legal where you’re fighting, instead of stopping and being like oh wait I have to ask the ref if I can finish this person or not.

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  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    I like the rule and it is simple. Dont soccer kick unless told it is OK. It is a rule in order to stop fighters being koed and then kicked and injured or even killed. However if a fighter is deemed to be in control of their senses and able to protect themselves…kick em.

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