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1.29.2015

The Wait is Over | UFC Fight Night in Manila!

Finally. Finally. Finally! :)
Having been a fan of mixed martial arts for years now, it has long been my dream to watch UFC fighters battle it out in Philippine soil. My wish has finally been granted as today, the UFC announced its much-awaited, first-ever Fight Night event in Manila.
UFC Fight Night Manila!
Scheduled on the evening of May 16, UFC Fight Night Manila will be held at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. Its international broadcast will be through UFC Fight Pass, and will air on the morning of May 15 in North America,

Ken Berger, Executive Vice President and General Manager of UFC Asia said, “We are thrilled to be kicking off our Asia event calendar in Manila this year. The UFC has a loyal and passionate fan base in the Philippines and we’re looking forward to bringing the very best of mixed martial arts to Manila for the first time. We have found a great event partner in SM Lifestyle Entertainment Inc. and are excited that the SM Mall of Asia Arena will be home to a historic UFC event that fans will remember for years to come.” 

Berger also noted that this will be the first and only South East Asian card for the year.

No fights have been officially announced as of this writing, but it's most likely that homegrown talents Mark Eddiva and Roldan Sangcha-an will be in the line-up. Fighters will Filipino roots such as Mark Munoz, Chris Cariaso, and John Dodson could also be included in the fight card, as well as notable Asian fighters such as Kang Kyung Ho and Hyun Gyu Lim.

Tickets will go on sale in March, launched in conjunction with SM Tickets.


9 replies:

Karen Dawkins said...

Fight night! Will you go? I try to avoid it at all costs, though I find it interesting that the popularity stretches across the globe. :)

Bismah Abdelgawad said...

Sounds like lots of fun! Its always so much better watching sports right there at the event rather than on television!

mystickitchen said...

How exciting! Thanks for sharing!

daniele holmberg said...

That is so awesome that the first UFC fight ever will happen in the Phillipines! Thanks for sharing!

Christy Garrett said...

This sounds like a great event. We were just talking tonight about how May will be here before we know it.

debdenny said...

This sounds like it will be exciting. Hope to hear more.

Lisa Rios said...

Sounds like a great show, though I have not heard much about it before. I am sure you are going to have fun watching the UFC fighters battle in May.

Eliz Frank said...

I'm a fan of martial arts but not of organized fights. I don't watch UFC fights, but I guess some folks get excited about it. :-)

Stephanie Pass said...

How exciting! Thanks for sharing!

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