ONE FC Pride of a Nation Preview: Arlovski vs. Sylvia

In a little over a week on August 31st, One Fighting Championship will put on the biggest mixed martial arts event in the history of the Philippines.  Over 16,000 die hard MMA fans will rock the historic Smart Araneta Coliseum in Manila, bringing back memories of the legendary “Thrilla in Manila” held at the very same arena over 30 years ago.  The level of excitement surrounding this monumental event is through the roof.  There has not been a more eagerly anticipated MMA event in Asia’s recent history, and judging by the incredibly stacked and diverse fight card ONE FC has put together, this event will deliver on all fronts.  Get ready for a seriously action packed night of mixed martial arts.

In one of the evening’s two heavyweight bouts, two former UFC Champions, Andrei Arlovski and Tim Sylvia, will square off for the fourth time.  In their first meeting back at UFC 51 in 2005, Arlovski defeated Sylvia to become the UFC Heavyweight Champion.  A year later, Sylvia avenged his loss to Arlovski and claimed the UFC Heavyweight belt for himself.  In the rubber match, Sylvia edged out Arlovski in a hard fought 5 round decision.  On August 31st, Arlovski will finally get his chance to even up the score.  Both of these guys have made it no secret that they do not like each other and they are ready to throw down.  Check out the awesome preview of the fight courtesy of ONE FC below.

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