UPDATED: UFC heading to Philippines for UFC Fight Night 65 May 16th

January 28, 2015

UFC is finally heading to the Philippines per a report by Bloody Elbow.  MMA Junkie reports that the deal has been finalized to hold UFC Fight Night 65 in Manila at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

Back in 2011, the Philippines was thought to be the country to have the first international TUF according to Dana White. Obviously, that was not the case.  The Philippines is a fight crazy country and have come out by the thousands to see the likes of Carlos Condit, Chuck Liddell and Brandon Vera visit the country on behalf of the UFC.

Payout Perspective:

Certainly, an event in the Philippines could bring a large fan base to an event craving MMA.   Aside from basketball, the Philippines is big on combat sports.  The UFC has toiled with holding an event in the country and it looks like it could come to fruition.  Certainly, Filipino UFC fighters Mark Munoz, Mark Eddiva and Roldan Sangcha-an could be on tap for the event in Manila.

5 Responses to “UPDATED: UFC heading to Philippines for UFC Fight Night 65 May 16th”

  1. Pink Pig on January 28th, 2015 6:23 PM

    LOL… World Domination.

    LOL

  2. saldathief on January 28th, 2015 7:02 PM

    Great move by the UFC, the Philippines is an enormous market however the UFC needs to keep production to a min or they will lose money.

  3. Mmatruth on January 28th, 2015 7:37 PM

    Well the Philippines is a 2nd world country borderline 3rd. Front row seats will b $150 and nose $14. Not a very $$ market but hey world domination, soon fighting in the streets will be more popular than soccer in a schoolyard.

  4. tops E on January 29th, 2015 1:59 AM

    Hahahaha

  5. tops E on January 29th, 2015 2:12 AM

    Hahahaha….desperation…theyre now going to countries where no ufc has been held and would say…it was crazy,a huge hit. etc…..mma is growing all over the world hahahaha…wwe went to the philippines so many times already…

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