Former UFC talent Phil Baroni will return to action on Aug. 31, as “The New York Bad Ass” squares off with Jungle Fight vet Rodrigo Ribeiro at One FC 5.

A source close to the promotion recently revealed the booking to Sherdog.com. “Pride of a Nation” takes place Aug. 31 at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines, and will also showcase former UFC champions Andrei Arlovski and Jens Pulver, as they square off with Soa Palelei and Eric Kelly, respectively. Meanwhile, ex- Dream bantamweight titlist Bibiano Fernandes will lock horns with reigning Cage Fighting Championship king Gustavo Falciroli.

According to Sherdog's source, the event is also expected to feature appearances from Shinya Aoki, Renato Sobral, Eduard Folayang, Kevin Belingon and Igor, Gregor and Rolles Gracie, although no matchups featuring those fighters have been officially announced by the promotion.

Baroni, 36, was previously expected to step back into the One FC cage on June 23 against Roger Huerta. However, Baroni's June 2 technical knockout loss to Chris Holland scrapped that plan, and Huerta instead faced Zorobabel Moreira at One FC 4. Baroni has lost five of his last six bouts and is still searching for his first victory with the Singapore-based promotion, as he was outpointed by Yoshiyuki Yoshida at the organization's inaugural event in September.

Ribeiro, meanwhile, has dropped three of his last four, most recently falling to Rustam Khabilov at February's One FC 2. “Ximbica” pocketed his lone win of 2011 back in September, submitting Wade Henderson under the Thailand-based Dare Fight Sports banner. Representing Evolve MMA in Singapore, the 36-year-old owns a .500 career record and has finished seven of his nine victims by either knockout or submission.

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