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Old 07-12-2012, 03:01 PM   #164
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* 3 Gracies are obviously going to be Igor Gracie, Rolles Gracie, and Gregor Gracie.

* DREAM Champions: Shinya Aoki and Bibiano Fernandes.

* URCC Champions: Eduard Folayang, Eric Kelly, Kevin Belingon, Roy Docyogen, and possibly Nicholas Mann as well. It is also interesting to note that Victor Cui is currently in Manila meeting with the URCC brass to finalize details for their monumental event.

* PRIDE vets: They're talking about Phil Baroni, although Aoki also competed in PRIDE.

* Ex-UFC Champions: Now this is where it becomes tricky. Renato Sobral, who will be on the card, is a former Strikeforce champion. Although, if they're really talking about former UFC champs, and not UFC vets, then there are just a handful of guys that fit the mold since most are either retired, or still with Zuffa.

Tim Sylvia, Andrei Arlovski, and Ricco Rodriguez, are three former champs who could be matched up against Rolles Gracie.

The only other remaining former champs that fit the bill could also be Jens Pulver who has recently dropped to flyweight, Dave Menne, or UFC tournament champ, Kazushi Sakuraba.

* Either way, even if we don't consider those names speculated about the ex-UFC champions, this card is already shaping up to be not just the largest card in Philippine history, it is already looking like the most stacked card ONE FC has ever set up. With the promotion's meteoric rise to the top of Asian MMA, it's crazy to think that they haven't even had a full year under their belt.
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