Fourth times a charm, right? One FC 5: Pride of a Nation is set to take place Aug. 31 from the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines with headliners Tim Sylvia vs. Andrei Arlovski for their fourth meeting. The event will be available to order in the U.S. through pay-per-view.
Formerly two of the biggest names in the UFC, the two meet again following Tim Sylvia’s failure to receive Daniel Cormier in Strikeforce promotions. Rumored to had been nixed by Zuffa after backlash on Twitter of fans sharing a disinterest for the former champs return. Either way the Rhode Island “Maine-iac” will look to continue a four fight win streak with a victory over an old adversary.
Standing in Sylvia’s way is the fellow former UFC champ, Arlovski. Despite losing two of the three exchanges with Sylvia, the 33 year old Arlovski will also be looking to continue a winstreak of his own. After pulling off back-to-back finishes over Ray Lopez and Travis Fulton in ProElite, Arlovski may be ready to even the score.