THE UFC COMES TO THE PHILIPPINES ON SATURDAY 16 MAY WITH A WHO’S WHO OF UFC ROYALTY.
This inaugural event will be headlined by two former champions, as the featherweight division’s number one contender Frankie Edgar comes head to head with Urijah Faber, who makes a long awaited return to 145 lbs. in a five-round battle sure to thrill the Filipino fans.
The fight card is comprised of 12 explosive bouts featuring UFC MMA fighters from around the world including America, England, Belgium, South Korea, Guam, China, Singapore and homegrown talent from the Philippines, featherweight Mark Eddiva (6-1-0) and flyweight Roldan Sangcha-an.
This event will also mark UFC middleweight Mark “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” Munoz’s (13-6-0) last professional fight as he brings his well-honed skills to the Octagon on 16 May against British up and comer Luke Barnatt (8-2-0).
Special guest fighters UFC flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson (21-2-1), no. 2 ranked UFC bantamweight Miesha “Cupcake” Tate (16-5-0), UFC bantamweight Bryan “Kid Lightning” Caraway (19-8-0) and UFC heavyweight Alistair “The Reem” Overeem (39-14-0) will be flying in this week to show their support of the event and will also meet fans at a number of activities throughout Fight Week, including:
Open Workouts: Wednesday May 13th, 6pm at the Music Hall of the SM Mall of Asia
Ultimate Media Day: Thursday 14th May, 11.30am, some lucky fans will have the opportunity to attend this media event and will see the main card fighters speak to media and square off, details on how fans can secure their place are shared on the UFC Facebook Asia page.
Official Weigh-ins: Friday 15 May 4:30pm at the Mall of Asia Arena.
UFC Fight Night Manila: Edgar vs. Faber, Saturday 16 May doors open at 4:30pm, Mall of Asia Arena.