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Bloody Elbow's ONE FC 5 Photo Gallery as shot by <a href="http://weoweoweo.deviantart.com" target="new">Anton Tabuena</a>
Bloody Elbow's ONE FC 5 Photo Gallery as shot by Anton Tabuena

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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.


ONE FC 5 Gallery
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3


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Phil Baroni during the fighter introductions

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URCC Champion, Nicholas Mann

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The ONE FC Cage during the rehearsals before the event

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The ONE FC Ring Announcer

Honorio Banario vs. Andrew Benibe:

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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:

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Rodrigo Ribeiro vs. Phil Baroni which turned into a crazy soccer kick beatdown:

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Nicholas Mann vs. Gregor Gracie:

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Nicholas Mann was doing well until he stayed to long in the clinch, leading to a takedown and a finish from Gracie

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Following a slick armbar finish, Gregor celebrates with Renzo and Roger Gracie

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Gregor Gracie standing on top of the cage, celebrating his win over the URCC champ

Soo Chul Kim vs. Kevin Belingon:

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Kevin Belingon was able to land the most notable strikes standing up, but he couldn't fend off takedown attempts

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For most of the first 2 rounds, Kim was able to control Belingon on the ground

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Soo Chul Kim took a few hard shots, but he's smiling knowing he was able to control Belingon and win the early rounds

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Belingon was able to reverse and get on top wearing Kim out during the 3rd, but it wasn't enough to get the judges nod.

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An exhausted Soo Chul Kim celebrating a win over such a highly regarded fighter.

Jung Hwan Cha vs. Igor Gracie:

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Jung walked out to the crazy popular "Gangnam Style" song, and the Ring Girls decided to dance to it.

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Roger Gracie cornering Igor Gracie

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Jung surprisingly won a lot of the exchanges on the ground, even getting Gracie in a crucifix twice

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Jung scored the upset as he eventually stopped Igor Gracie

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ONE FC 5 was a big night for the Koreans

BONUS: More Ring Girls

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ONE FC 5 Gallery
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3


All photos were taken by Anton Tabuena