Former UFC and PRIDE fighter Phil Baroni wasn’t expecting much from ONE FC, but that quickly changed once he fought in the fairly new MMA promotion based out of Asia.
“I didn’t feel like I took a step down,” said Baroni on MMA Junkie Radio. “I was still in a big show. It makes you feel good about yourself. They definitely appreciate the fighters and the sport.”
Baroni takes is 1-1 record for the promotion as he meets Nobutatsu Suzuki at ONE FC Rise to Power. It will be Suzuki’s debut for the promotion as he’s 8-1.
ONE FC Rise to Power is Friday, May 31, from the SM Mall of Asia Arena in the Philippines. It airs in all 28 Asian countries and is also available for under $10 by clicking here.