Frankie Edgar and Urijah Faber UFC Fight in Manila

Edgar and Faber UFC Manila The UFC®makes its much anticipated live event debut in Manila when it brings the Octagon® to the Mall of Asi...

Edgar and Faber UFC Manila
The UFC®makes its much anticipated live event debut in Manila when it brings the Octagon® to the Mall of Asia Arena on Saturday, May 16. The main event will see former lightweight champion and current No. 1 ranked featherweight mixed martial artist Frankie “The Answer” Edgar face fellow American Urijah “The California Kid” Faber in a five-round featherweight battle at 145 pounds. 

Also confirmed for UFC FIGHT NIGHT MANILA: EDGAR vs. FABER is the Philippines’ own Roldan Sangcha-an (4-1, fighting out of Baguio City, Philippines) who will have the Mall of Asia Arena behind him when he takes on skilled Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner Jon Delos Reyes (7-4, fighting out of Tamuning, Guam) in a flyweight tilt. 

Also joining the event is Filipino striking specialist, Mark Eddiva, who will meet American, Alex White, in the Octagon for an explosive match-up.

Plus:
Roldan Sangch-an vs. Jon Delos Reyes
Zhang Lipeng vs. Kajan Johnson
Tae Hyun Bang vs. Jon Tuck
Li Jingliang vs. Roger Zapata
Yao Zhikui vs. Nolan Ticman

Other confirmed bouts include:
· The Ultimate Fighter China winner Zhang ‘The Warrior’ Lipeng (9-8-1, fighting out Beijing, China) takes on ‘Rajan’ KajanJohnsonin a lightweight clash against ‘Rajan’ KajanJohson (19-12-1, fighting out of Montreal, Canada)
· Korea’s ‘Supernatural’ Tae Hyun Bang (17-8, fighting out of Seoul, Korea) takes on rising prospect Jon ‘The Super Saiyan’ Tuck (8-2, fighting out of Hagatna, Guam) in a lightweight fight that highlights two emerging MMA markets in Asia.
· In a welterweight bout, Li ‘The Leech’ Jingliang (9-3, fighting out of Beijing, China) takes on The Ultimate Fighter: Edgar vs. Penn veteran Roger ‘Viva’ Zapata (4-1, fighting out of New York, New York).
· Another Ultimate Fighter China steps back in the Octagon when Yao Zhikui (1-2, fighting out of Beijing, China) meets dynamic Nolan Ticman (4-2, fighting out of Huntington Beach, Calif.) in the debut of both fighters at 125 pounds.


UFC Manila will be broadcast all over the world giving the UFC’s international fans a taste of the immense passion and support the Philippines fans have for MMA. Other bouts will be confirmed as they become available. 

Tickets will go on-sale on March 13,launched in conjunction with SM Tickets at www.smtickets.com.

For more information or current fight news, visit ufc.com. All bouts live and subject to change.

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About the UFC®
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