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UFC Fight Night Manila Kicks off with Week-Long Media and Fan Activities

The UFC® comes to the Philippines for the very first time in Manila on Saturday, the 16th of May, at the Mall of Asia Arena. This inaugural event will be headlined by two former champions, as the featherweight division’s No. 1 contender Frankie Edgar comes head to head with Urijah Faber, who makes a long awaited return to 145 lbs. in a five-round battle sure to thrill the Filipino fans.

Edgar vs Faber

The fight card is comprised of 12 explosive bouts featuring UFC Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters from around the world including America, England, Belgium, South Korea, Guam, China, Singapore and homegrown talent from the Philippines, featherweight Mark Eddiva (6-1-0) and flyweight Roldan Sangcha-an. This event will also mark UFC middleweight Mark “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” Munoz’s (13-6-0) last professional fight as he brings his well-honed skills to the Octagon® on May 16th against British up and comer Luke Barnatt (8-2-0).

Special guest fighters UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson “Mighty Mouse” (21-2-1), no. 2 ranked UFC bantamweight Miesha Tate “Cupcake” (16-5-0), UFC bantamweight Bryan Caraway “Kid Lightning” (19-8-0) and UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem “The Reem” (39-14-0) will be flying in this week to show their support of the event and will also meet fans at a number of activities throughout Fight Week, including:

  • Open Workouts – Wednesday, May 13, 6:00pm at the Music Hall of the SM Mall of Asia 

  • Ultimate Media Day – Thursday, May 14, 11:30am. Some lucky fans will have the opportunity to attend this media event and will see the main card fighters speak to media and square off. Details on how fans can secure their place are shared on the UFC Facebook page.

  • Official UFC® Fight Night Manila Weigh-In – Friday, May 15, 4:30pm at the Mall of Asia Arena

  • UFC® Fight Night Manila: Edgar vs. Faber – Saturday, May 16, doors open at 4:30pm, Mall of Asia Arena

Tickets for UFC FIGHT NIGHT® MANILA: EDGAR VS. FABER are priced at Php 13,250 (VIP), Php10,600 (Patron), Php7,950 (Lower Box A), Php5,830 (Lower Box B), Php3,710 (Upper Box), and  Php1,590 (General Admission) plus applicable service charges. 

Tickets are available in Mall of Asia Arena Box Office, SM Tickets outlets in all SM Cinema branches nationwide, select The SM Store branches, and online thru For more information, call the Customer Care hotline at +63 (02) 470 2222.