By: Chris Taylor
The last time we talked to Soa Palelei, he stated that he would like a second chance from UFC president Dana White. Well if he wins his next fight, he may very well get that chance.
Yesterday it was announced on twitter, that the Australian heavyweight Palelei (17-3 in MMA), will be facing former UFC heavyweight champ Andrei Arlovski (17-9 in MMA) at One FC 5 in August. Soa will be looking to continue his 7-fight winning streak when the two heavyweights do battle in Manila.
Arlovski has won both of his last two fights via stoppage, and still feels he has plenty to offer and that he will be a contender for the heavyweight title.
Former UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver (26-16-1 in MMA) will be moving back to the featherweight division to take on URCC Champion Eric Kelly (7-0 in MMA) in his home country. Pulver is coming off a decision victory in April, while Kelly is coming off a win over top Korean prospect, Bae Young Kwon at One FC 4.
ONE FC 5: ‘Destiny of Warriors’ is taking place at the 16,500 capacity Araneta Coliseum and will feature the likes of Shinya Aoki, Renato Sobral, Phil Baroni, Igor Gracie, Gregor Gracie, Eduard Folayang and Kevin Belingon. More details will be announced at the official press conference this Thursday.