On Thursday, Dec. 4, ONE Fighting Championship hosted the weigh-ins for its 23rd event, dubbed Warrior’s Way, which takes place Friday, Dec. 5, from the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay, Philippines.

In the night’s main event, the promotion’s bantamweight title will be on the line as champion Bibiano Fernandes takes on Dae Hwan Kim. The Brazilian Fernandes rides an eight-fight winning streak into the title defense, including wins in all four of his appearances in the ONE FC cage. South Korea’s Kim has never tasted defeat through his first 11 fights. He earned his shot at gold with a first-round submission win over Kevin Belingon in March.

The co-main event of the evening features the promotional debut of former UFC fighter Brandon Vera, who takes on Ukrainian Igor Subora. The 37-year-old Vera will look to get back in the win column after a rough stretch over the last five years. Subora, who is currently on a five-fight winning streak, will look to play spoiler.

The card also features the debut of submission ace Roger Gracie, who faces off with fellow UFC veteran James McSweeney in a light heavyweight affair.

The 10-fight event kicks off Friday at 6 a.m. ET. It airs via online pay-per-view for $9.99.

Below are the results of the event’s weigh-ins.

ONE FC 23 Weigh-in Results
Bibiano Fernandes (61 kg/ 134 lbs) vs. Dae Hwan Kim (61 kg/ 134 lbs) – for bantamweight title
Brandon Vera (110.2 kg/ 243 lbs) vs. Igor Subora (101 kg/ 223 lbs)
Eduard Folayang (70 kg/ 154 lbs) vs. Timofey Nastyukhin (70 kg/ 154 lbs)
James McSweeney (93 kg/ 205 lbs) vs. Roger Gracie (93 kg/ 205 lbs)
Kevin Belingon (60.7 kg/ 134 lbs) vs. Koetsu Okazaki (61 kg/ 134 lbs)
Honorio Banario (65.8 kg/ 145 lbs) vs. Herbert Burns (66.2 kg/ 146 lbs)
Sylvain Potard (92.7 kg/ 205 lbs) vs. Jake Butler (92.8 kg/ 205 lbs)
Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke (56.2 kg/ 124 lbs) vs. Rene Catalan (56.5 kg/ 125 lbs)
Ana Julaton (56.7 kg/ 125 lbs) vs. Walaa Abas (56.7 kg/ 125 lbs)
Jujeath Nagaowa (47.95 kg/ 105 lbs) vs. Tharoth Sam (47.5 kg/ 105 lbs)

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