Two top prospects from two of the best camps in the region have their opponents finalized for the much anticipated ONE FC 5 card in Manila, Philippines.
Kevin Belingon (9-1), the #10 ranked fighter in the World MMA Scouting Report, will be returning to ONE FC and will be competing in his home country. As multiple sources close to the situation have informed BloodyElbow.com that the fight is basically a 'done deal', and the Wushu-based fighter from Team Lakay will be facing the very young and always exciting Korean prospect in Soo Chul Kim.
These young fighters still have a bright future ahead of them, but one of their paths will have be derailed as they go against each other in what promises to be a fast paced and very entertaining scrap.
Aside from my early pick for fight of the night in Belingon vs. Kim, another bout on the card has been recently announced by ONE FC officials. Mitch Chilson, a popular Singapore-based fighter from Evolve MMA, will be taking on undefeated Thai prospect, 'One Shin' Shannon Wiratchai.
ONE Fighting Championship's 5th show will happen on August 31st, and already has guys such as Shinya Aoki, Bibiano Fernandes, and Andrei Arlovski, booked for what will likely be the biggest MMA event hosted in the Philippines.
After the jump, check out how the card is shaping up. Follow me on twitter -- @antontabuena
: Pride of a Nation
August 31, 2012 -- Araneta Coliseum, Philippines
- Shinya Aoki
- Gregor Gracie vs. Nicholas Mann
- Renato Sobral
- Eduard Folayang
- Rolles Gracie vs. Tony Bonello
- Igor Gracie vs. Jung Hwan Cha
- Kevin BelingonSoo Chul KimMitch ChilsonShannon Wiratchai