Bob Sapp will be taking on Rolles Gracie on ONE FC 2 in Jakarta, Indonesia
On February 11th, ONE Fighting Championship hosts their second event in Jakarta, Indonesia. The promotion is expected to announce all the fights soon, but the card is already shaping up with various outlets announcing several bouts on the card:
Rolles Gracie vs. Bob Sapp: I think it's safe to say that these are probably the two most recognizable names on the card for American fans. The UFC veteran in Gracie tweeted the news yesterday, saying that he has just signed the contract for the "biggest" fight of his career against the 340 lb. former PRIDE and K-1 star, Bob Sapp.
Sapp (11-9), who was a very popular personality in Japan, hasn't exactly enjoyed much success in MMA recently, and has lost his last 3 bouts. Rolles on the other hand, is 5-1 on his MMA career, and has won his last two bouts since losing his UFC debut against Joey Beltran back at UFC 109.
Ole Laursen vs. Felipe Enomoto: The #8 Ranked Lightweight on the 2011 World MMA Scouting Report, Ole Laursen (5-2), was supposed to headline this card against Bernardo Magalhaes, until the Australian CFC champ pulled out due to injury. Now, according to Tiger Muay Thai, the popular Danish-Filipino fighter is set to take on fellow striker Felipe Enomoto (5-3).
Felipe has faced the likes of Akira Corassani and Rich Clementi, and is the younger brother of M-1 Champ, and SRC contender, Yasubey Enomoto.
- Gustavo Falciroli vs. Soo Chul Kim: This bantamweight bout was announced on MMA Mania, and it features CFC champion and highly regarded prospect, Gustavo Falciroli (11-3-2), who is a 2nd degree BJJ blackbelt and is one of the best fighters coming out of the Australian promotion. He takes on a very durable and well rounded fighter in Kim, who had a very gritty performance on his ONE FC fight against BJJ champ, Leandro Issa.
- Rustam Khabilov vs. Rodrigo Ribeiro: Also announced on MMA Mania, this features a bout between a 25-year-old Russian prospect in Khabilov, and a 3rd degree BJJ blackbelt and Evolve MMA product in Riberio.
- Alex Silva vs. Geje Eustaquio: According to MMAOrient, this is a huge possiblity for the card as well. Silva (1-0) is a BJJ champion from Evolve MMA who made a successful MMA debut at DARE last September, while Eustaquio (2-1) is a Wushu-based fighter from Team Lakay, who last fought at PXC 28.
Jessie Rafols vs. Ngoo Ditty: Sources from the Philippines have told BloodyElbow.com that former URCC champion, Jessie Rafols (6-2) will be taking on Ngoo Ditty (4-2) of Thailand. Rafols is coming off that very entertaining war against Red "The Filipino Bolo Punch" Romero at URCC XX, while Ditty is coming off a win over Muay Thai champ, Daniel Mashamaite at DARE.
UPDATE: MMAOrient says that Ngoo Ditty got in a motorcycle accident and won't be able to compete on the card. Stepping in against Rafols is undefeated Taiwanese fighter, and Legend FC vet, Sung Min Yen (2-0).
- Former boxing champ, Yodsanan Sityodtong, URCC Champion, Kevin Belingon were earlier announced to be participants for the event, but sources have informed us that all three fighters have been pulled off the card due to injuries.
So far those are the 5 bouts rumored and reported on for the upcoming ONE FC 2 card in Jakarta, Indonesia. There are probably going to more news on the card this week, so as always, follow me on twitter and keep it here on BloodyElbow.com.