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2.12.2015

Urijah Faber vs Frankie Edgar to headline UFC Fight Night Manila!

It's gonna be another thrilla in Manila as the UFC's first visit to the Philippines will feature a main event fight between two mixed martial arts superstars and former champions.

Here we go!
Former UFC world lightweight champion Frankie Edgar takes on former WEC featherweight champ Urijah Faber in a five-round featherweight main event which will air live on FOX Sports 1 from the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Manila. The event is set for May 16.

Frankie Edgar, who was the king of the lightweight division from 2010 to 2012, is now seeking gold at featherweight, where he has won three straight over Charles Oliveira, BJ Penn and Cub Swanson after a razor-thin decision loss to current champion Jose Aldo in February of 2013.

On the other hand, Faber, also known as the 'California Kid', ruled the featherweights in the WEC from 2006 to 2008. He went on to become an elite bantamweight since coming to the UFC in 2011. Winner of six of his last seven, Faber has never lost a non-title fight, an impressive record that could be tainted as he faces Edgar in the Philippines.

Five more match-ups have also been announced for the main card.
In the lightweight division, Tae Hyun Bang will be up against Jon Tuck while Zhang Lipeng takes on Kajan Johnson. At 125 pounds, Yao Zhikui squares off against Nolan Ticman and the Philippines' own Roldan Sangcha-an meets Jon Delos Reyes. In the welterweight division, Li Jingliang battles Roger Zapata.

Tickets will go on sale in March, launched in conjunction with SM Tickets at www.smtickets.com.
Stay tuned for more info and updates! :)


12 replies:

Lois Alter Mark said...

I can't watch any kind of fighting! It stresses me out too much!

Elizabeth Towns said...

My nephews really get into the fight scene. We have a local amateur scene in our city and they are really involved. That is what turned me on to the skill involved in these games. The punishment to the body is amazing and the training takes commitment - and here I complain about 100 squats!

Jessica said...

I was completely surprised at home much I really like to watch boxing and UFC type events! I'm pretty competitive and really enjoy the competitions! Thanks for sharing the dates for FOX Sports airing!

Kung Phoo said...

My boxing trainer is all into the UFC, he tells me all the time about these upcoming fights. He said this should be a very good fight.

Angie B said...

I'm surprised my boys aren't more into this. They love watching WWE and my oldest son wrestles. I though eventually they'd get into MMA fights

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

Sorry this is a topic I know nothing about....but you sure seem to enjoy!

Lisa said...

This should be a great fight!

Christy Garrett said...

This sounds like a great event and I hope you enjoy it.

Bismah Abdelgawad said...

Sounds like lots of fun and entertainment! I am sure the guys will enjoy this!

Katrina Gehman said...

I know my husband can't wait for the fight. It will be a good one.

Mariana said...

This looks to be an awesome fight! I’ve never been to one... I think I’d be too anxious to watch it live!

daniele holmberg said...

This sounds like a great event for people that love to watch the fight!