Andrei Arlovski vs. Soa Palelei set for ONE FC 5 in ManilaPosted on July 16, 2012, 01:38 PM by Mike Searson
Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei Arlovski will compete for ONE: Fighting Championship 5 (ONE:FC 5) in the Philippines next month, according to a post on the fighter's website. Arlovski is scheduled to fight AFC Heavyweight champion Soa Palelei at the Araneta Coliseum in Manila.
Another former UFC Champion, Lightweight Jens Pulver, will be fighting on the same card against Eric Kelly. Arlovski is coming off of 2 back-to-back victories, while Pulver's last fight resulted in a win 3 months ago.
Palalei is 17-3 and has fought for both the UFC and PRIDE; he is on a 7-fight win streak. Kelly is undefeated at 7-0 and is the top-rated fighter in the Philippines, coming off ONE FC wins against Mitch Chilson and Bae Young Kwon. He is the reigning URCC featherweight champion.
One FC 5: 'Pride of a Nation' is scheduled for August 31, 2012, and is expected to feature the promotional debuts of former Dream champions Shinya Aoki and Bibiano Fernandes, who both recently signed with the promotion.