UFC returns to the Philippines with October 15 Fight Night event in Manila

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

The UFC is heading back to Manila, Philippines, this October, bringing a Fight Night event to the country on October 15.

Like their Philippines debut in May of 2015, this card will take place from the SM Mall of Asia Arena. That first event, aired live on Fox Sports 1, while this event is expected to take place on UFC Fight Pass.

“We are very excited to be back in the Philippines,” said Kenneth Berger, Executive Vice President & General Manager of UFC Asia in a press release announcing the event. “The consistently warm reception we receive from Filipino fans and last year’s sold out event shows us that UFC has an incredibly strong following in the country. Manila is a fighting city and we hope to put on another unforgettable show that will capture the hearts of Filipino sports fans throughout the country.”

No fights or fighters have yet been announced for the event, though flyweight and bantamweight competitor John Dodson was in the Philippines this week to help announce the event and could take part on the card.

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