Good news for the Filipino UFC fans. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is finally coming to Manila for the first time. Mark your calendars on the 16th of May as there will be a UFC Fight Night coming your way at the Mall of Asia Arena.
After a series of events in other Asian countries for the previous years, and after two years of complicated process, UFC’s coming to Manila is confirmed by its local partners SM Lifestyle Entertainment Inc with its president Edgar Tejerero and UFC Asia with general manager Ken Berger.
For 2015, the UFC Fight Night in Manila will be the only UFC event to happen in Southeast Asia. It has held events in Macau, Singapore, and Tokyo, and now it is holding an event in Manila.
The details of the fight card is yet to be announced. Ticket sales, however, will be announced in March.
There is hoping that some local fighter will be featured this coming May 16, as the UFC did in other countries where they, too, held events.