Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is headed back to the Philippines later this year with a mixed martial arts (MMA) fight card on UFC Fight Pass, taking place on Sat., Oct. 15, 2016 inside SM Mall of Asia Arena.
And guess who was there to help break the news:
"We are very excited to be back in the Philippines," Kenneth Berger, Executive Vice President & General Manager of UFC Asia, told UFC.com. "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."
UFC made its Manila debut in May 2015, with a card headlined by Frankie Edgar vs. Uriah Faber, which "The Answer" won by way of unanimous decision.
No word yet on any potential fights for its October return.