From Fight Network:
Toronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents a stacked line-up of fights this Friday, Dec. 5 at 6 a.m. ET, as ONE FC 23: Warrior’s Way emanates from the state-of-the-art Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines.
Fight Network’s broadcast will air live exclusively in Canada and Turkey.
In the highly anticipated main event, ONE FC bantamweight champion Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes defends against undefeated top Korean contender Dae Hwan Kim.
The show also features the ONE FC debut of Filipino-American international MMA superstar Brandon “The Truth” Vera, who competes in the Philippines for the first time in his career against dangerous Ukrainian heavyweight prospect Igor Subora.
In other featured bouts, top bantamweights Koetsu Okazaki and Kevin Belingon will clash, former 145-pound champion Honorio Banario returns to the ONE FC cage to face BJJ specialist Herbert Burns, American wrestler Jake Butler seeks redemption against Sylvain Potard in a rematch, Filipino fan favorite Eduard Folayang returns to action against the streaking Timofey Natyukhin, former WBO and IBA champion Ana Julaton faces Egypt’s Walaa Abbas, Wushu champion Rene Catalan goes up against Muay Thai champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke, plus heavyweight contenders Roger Gracie and James McSweeney will battle it out.
The full fight card for Thursday’s live broadcast at 6 a.m. ET includes:
-Bibiano Fernandes vs. Dae Hwan Kim (bantamweight title)
-Brandon Vera vs. Igor Subora
-Eduard Folayang vs. Timofey Nastyukhin
-Roger Gracie vs. James McSweeney
-Koetsu Okazaki vs. Kevin Belingon
-Honorio Banario vs. Herbert Burns
-Jake Butler vs. Sylvain Pottard
-Rene Catalan vs. Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke
-Ana Julaton vs. Walaa Abbas
-Tharoth Sam vs. Jujeath Nagaowa
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