Rolles, Igor and Gregor Gracie Confirmed For ONE FC 5
Matt Hume Named “Senior Executive”, Yuji Shimada Named “Head Referee”
By FCF Staff
ONE FC has announced that its upcoming August 31st event in Quezon City, Philippines, will feature not one, but three members of the legendary Gracie family.
The Asian based organization has confirmed that heavyweight Rolles Gracie (6-1) will take on Tony Bonello (16-1-1), welterweight Gregor Gracie (5-2) will fight Nicholas Mann (4-1) and Igor Gracie (5-2) will battle welterweight vet Jung Hwan Cha (8-6).
In addition to today’s bout announcements, ONE FC has announced that former fighter and renowned trainer Matt Hume, will no longer ref or judge bouts for the organization. According to a tweet from the promotion, Hume “is a full-time senior executive at ONE Fighting Championship now.”
The organization has also announced via Twitter that former PRIDE and DREAM ref Yuji Shimada has been named ONE FC’s “head referee.”
The upcoming August 31st event will be hosted by the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Some of the other bouts confirmed for the card include Bibiano Fernandes vs. Gustavo Falciroli, Andrei Arlovski vs. Soa Palelei, and Eduard Folayang vs. Felipe Enomoto.