ONE Fighting Championship 5: Pride Of A Nation was held this past weekend and BloodyElbow.com was on deck at the Araneta Coliseum in the Philippines to cover all the action. This will be Part 1 of our exclusive photo gallery from the event so check out the shots I took from the lead up of the event up to the first 5 fights on the card.
For the full report, results, and other coverage of the event, you can find it here: ONE FC 5 Post-Fight Results, Analysis And Notes From The Arena | Video: ONE FC 5: Pride Of A Nation Event Highlights | ONE FC 5 Open Workout Photo Gallery And Highlights
Pictured above is the New York Bad Ass, Phil Baroni celebrating after winning big and delivering a soccer kick beat down.
Check out the entire gallery after the jump.
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URCC Champion, Nicholas Mann
Mitch Chilson vs. Shannon Wiratchai, which they eventually changed from a TKO win by Wiratchai to a No Contest due to an illegal soccer kick and early stoppage:
Following a slick armbar finish, Gregor celebrates with Renzo and Roger Gracie
Gregor Gracie standing on top of the cage, celebrating his win over the URCC champ
Kevin Belingon was able to land the most notable strikes standing up, but he couldn't fend off takedown attempts
Soo Chul Kim took a few hard shots, but he's smiling knowing he was able to control Belingon and win the early rounds
BONUS: More Ring Girls
All photos were taken by Anton Tabuena