With ONE FC signing Jens ‘lil evil’ Pulver (26-16) former UFC lightweight champion (with huge wins over B.J. Penn, Caol Uno and Cub Swanson)
We have heard they would like to book him for a fight on the ONE FC event ‘Pride Of A Nation’ in Manila on the 31st of August.
Jens is a big name and should draw a strong American fan base to the viewing (although the entire card really should draw most MMA fans attention)
Jens has gone 4 wins and 8 losses in his last 12 fights. However, his last fight against Jesse Thorton in April 2012 – was a decision Win.
So if we can expect to see Jens Pulver on the Manila card – who may be an opponent.
Personally at Fight Sport Asia we think he might be matched up with home bred fighter - that’s right a Philippine born opponent. This would have the home crowd excited and no doubt build a great atmosphere.
Looking at the ONE FC roster of fighters who are from the Philippines – we found these options:
Jessie Rafols 6-3
Kevin Belington 9-3
Eric Kelly 7-0
Personally i’d be happy to watch Eric Kelly or Kevin Belington get a fight with Jens Pulver.
Things could however be switched up, Pulver could find himself against new signing Babiano Fernandes, Imanari or even Gustavo Falciroli.
Lots of options for fights.
Our pick would be Belington V Pulver or Kelly V Pulver
ONE FC will be announcing the fight card on July 18, so until then….. Stay Tuned