Eric Kelly vs Honorio Banario to Crown First Featherweight Champion at One FC 6: Rise of Kings

Eric Kelly

  • 8-0 MMA Record
  • 8 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Mitch Chilson, Jens Pulver

Honorio Banario

  • 7-1 MMA Record
  • Won 7 of Last 8 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Andrew Benibe

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One FC 6: Rise of the Kings

October 6th, 2012

Singapore

Singapore Indoor Stadium

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One of the world’s top featherweight prospects, Eric Kelly earned a signature win in his career with a second round TKO of former UFC lightweight champion, Jens Pulver at One FC 5. The win was his eighth in a row and his third for One FC, including wins against Mitch Chilson and Bae Young Kwon.

Honorio Banario earned a shot at a world title with an impressive third round TKO victory over Andrew Benibe at One FC 5. He suffered his first professional loss in February, when he was submitted by Bae Young Kwon in the second round by a rear naked choke at One FC 2.

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Rob Broughton Out; Matt Mitrione vs Philip De Fries Set for UFC 155

Matt Mitrione

  • 5-1 MMA / 5-1 UFC Record
  • Won 5 of Last 6 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Joey Beltran, Tim Hague, Christian Morecraft

Philip De Fries

  • 9-1 MMA / 2-1 UFC Record
  • Won 9 of Last 10 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Stav Economou, Rob Broughton, Oli Thompson

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UFC 155

December 29th, 2012

Las Vegas, Nevada

Venue TBD

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Ultimate Fighter season 10 veteran, Matt Mitrione suffered his first career loss, when he lost a unanimous decision to Cheick Kongo at UFC 137. The loss snapped a five-fight win streak to start his young MMA career, including TKO victories over Kevin ‘Kimbo Slice’ Ferguson, Tim Hague, and Christian Morecraft.

Philip de Fries earned his second win inside the octagon at UFC on FOX 4, when he submitted fellow Brit, Oli Thompson in the second round with a rear naked choke. De Fries won his UFC debut by unanimous decision against Rob Broughton, but was knocked out by Stipe Miocic in his second appearance.

Patrick Cote vs Alessio Sakara Added to UFC 154

Patrick Cote

  • 17-8 MMA /4-8 UFC Record
  • Won 4 of Last 5 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Kendall Grove, Drew McFedries, Ricardo Almeida

Alessio Sakara

  • 15-9 MMA / 6-6 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Losing Streak
  • Notable Wins: Joe Vedepo, Thales Leites, James Irvin

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UFC 154

November 17th, 2012

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Bell Centre

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Patrick Cote returned to the UFC after a four-fight win streak in the regional circuit, but dropped a unanimous decision to Cung Le at UFC 148. During his win streak, Cote defeated UFC veterans Kalib Starnes and Todd Brown, both by unanimous decision.

Alessio Sakara went 4-1 in the UFC from January of 2008 to March 2010, including knockout victories over James Lee, Joe Vedepo, and James Irvin. But then he became plagued with injuries, and has only fought since March of 2011. Both were losses to Chris Weidman and Brian Stann.

 

OneFC 5: Pride of a Nation Quick Results

MAIN CARD

  • Bibiano Fernandes def. Gustavo Falciroli via Unanimous Decision
  • Eduard Folayang def. Felipe Enomoto via Unanimous Decision
  • Tim Sylvia vs Andrei Arlovski Ruled a No Contest – Illegal Kicks
  • Eric Kelly def. Jens Pulver via TKO (Body Kick and Punches) – Round 2, 1:46
  • Rolles Gracie def. Tony Bonello via Rear Naked Choke – Round 3, 1:33
  • Jung Hwan Cha def. Igor Gracie via TKO (Punch and Elbows) – Round 3, 1:03
  • Soo Chul Kim def. Kevin Belingon via Unanimous Decision

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • Gregor Gracie def. Nicholas Mann via Armbar – Round 1, 3:38
  • Phil Baroni def. Rodrigo Ribeiro via TKO (Soccer Kicks and Punches) – Round 1, 1:00
  • Shannon Wiratchai def. Mitch Chilson via TKO (Punch and Kick) – Round 2, 2:03
  • Honorio Banario def. Andrew Benibe via TKO (Punch) – Round 3, 3:47

Resurrection Fighting Alliance 4 Full Card Announced

Resurrection Fighting Aliance 4

November 2nd, 2012

Las Vegas, Nevada

Dallas Event Center in Texas Station

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  • Gilbert Yvel (38-6-1) vs Marcio Cruz (7-3)
  • Tyson Griffin (15-6) vs Efrain Escudero (18-5)
  • Alessandro Ferreira (10-2) vs Fredson Paixao (10-4)
  • Phil Dace (8-2) vs Chidi Njokuani (8-3)
  • Toby Imada (30-16) vs James Krause (16-4)
  • Derrick Burnsed (10-2) vs Dakota Cochrane (12-3)
  • Bubba Jenkins (3-0) vs Jimmy Spicuzza (2-0)
  • Nick Macias (6-2) vs Lance Palmer (4-0)
  • Sergio Pettis (5-0) vs Jimmy Jones (4-1)
  • Chris Holdsworth (3-0) vs Tyler Shinn (3-0)
  • Steve Mocco (0-0) vs Carl Postma (1-0)
  • Gregor Gillespie (0-0) vs TBA
  • Derrick Bohl (0-0) vs Tyler Perry (1-0)
  • Cory Galloway (0-1) vs Jerry Shapiro (0-0)

Dennis Siver vs Eddie Yagin Moved, Micheal Chiesa vs Rafaello Oliveira Added to UFC on Fox 5

Dennis Siver

  • 20-8 MMA / 9-5 UFC Record
  • Won 5 of Last 6 Fights
  • Notable Wins: George Sotiropoulos, Matt Wiman, Diego Nunes

Eddie Yagin

  • 16-5-1 MMA / 1-1 UFC Record
  • Won 3 of Last 4 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Casey Olson, Joe Soto, Mark Hominick

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Michael Chiesa

  • 8-0 MMA / 1-0 UFC Record
  • 8 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Charon Spain, Al Iaquinta

Rafaello Oliveira

  • 15-5 MMA / 2-4 UFC Record
  • Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: John Gunderson, Bendy Casimir, Yoislandy Izquierdo

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UFC on FOX 5

December 8th, 2012

Seattle, Washington

Key Arena

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Michael Chiesa returns for the first time, since becoming the winner of 15th season of the Ultimate Fighter. He defeated Al Iaquinta in the first round by rear naked choke in the show’s finale. The win was Chiesa’s eighth career victory in as many professional fights.

Rafaello Oliveira likely saved his job in the UFC with a fairly one-sided unanimous decision victory over Yoislandy Izquierdo at UFC 148. The win snapped a two-fight losing streak, which consisted of a submission loss to Gleison Tibau and a TKO loss to Yves Edwards.

Erik Koch Out; Jose Aldo vs Frank Edgar Set for UFC 153

Jose Aldo

  • 21-1 MMA / 3-0 UFC Record
  • 14 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Urijah Faber, Kenny Florian, Chad Mendes

Frank Edgar

  • 14-3-1 MMA / 9-3-1 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Losing Streak
  • Notable Wins: Sean Sherk, BJ Penn (x2), Gray Maynard

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UFC 153

October 13th, 2012

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

HSBC Arena

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Jose Aldo looks to defend his UFC title belt for the fourth time since the UFC/WEC merger. Aldo made his UFC debut in April of last year, when he defeated Mark Hominick by unanimous decision. He has since earned a unanimous decision victory against Kenny Florian and a knockout win against Chad Mendes to retain the title.

Former UFC lightweight champion, Frank Edgar gets a shot at the title in his first UFC fight at 145 pounds. He has lost back-to-back controversial decisions to Ben Henderson, which has persuaded him to drop to featherweight. Edgar won the UFC 155 pound title in April of 2010 against BJ Penn, then defended it three times in a rematch with BJ Penn and twice against Gray Maynard.