Fight Night 66 - updates

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UFC Fight Night Manila: By the numbers

May 21, 2015 - 2:38 PM

Here are the must know numbers that summarize the UFC s first event in the Philippines

Mark Munoz left his gloves in the middle of the Octagon, but not before scoring his 28th career takedown to land him into the top six all-time in middleweight history. Photo by Josh Albelda

Tuck, Magney named UFC Manila Performers of the Night

May 17, 2015 - 4:57 AM

Tuck defeated Korean Tae Hyun Bang by first round rear naked choke while Magny recovered from a shaky start to notch a technical knockout win over Hyun Gyu Lim

Jon Tuck (R) defeated Korean Tae Hyun Bang by first round rear naked choke. Photo by Josh Albelda

Eddiva admits surprise over split decision loss to Makashvili

May 17, 2015 - 1:53 AM

Team Lakay’s Eddiva says he felt he had the first two rounds in the bag and was surprised with the judges’ decision

Team Lakay's Mark Eddiva admits he was not as well-prepared for his UFC Manila fight. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Two Pinoy fighters lose on UFC Manila undercard

May 16, 2015 - 9:32 PM

The first two Ultimate Fighting Championship matches in Philippine history ended in losses for Pinoy fighters

LIVE BLOG: UFC Fight Night Manila

May 16, 2015 - 12:23 AM

Live blog of UFC Fight Night Manila headlined by Frankie Edgar vs Urijah Faber

IN PHOTOS: UFC Fight Night Manila weigh-in

May 15, 2015 - 8:31 PM

All 24 fighters who are competing at UFC Manila made weight

ON WEIGHT. Both Frankie Edgar (L) and Urijah Faber (R) tipped the scales at 146 pounds. Photo by Josh Albelda

UFC already considering second Philippines event

May 15, 2015 - 2:09 PM

“We are thinking about coming back says UFC executive vice president and general manager in Asia Kenneth Berger

Kenneth Berger says the company will likely be back in the Philippines soon. Photo by Josh Albelda

Makashvili shrugs off Eddiva’s hometown advantage at UFC Manila

May 15, 2015 - 12:47 PM

I totally feel comfortable and confident I am a fighter All this stuff means nothing whether it s Philippines or China said Makashvili

Mark Eddiva (pictured) will fight in front of his home country crowd, but Levan Makashvili doesn't think it'll be too much of an advantage. Photo by Josh Albelda

WATCH: Caraway favors Edgar over Faber at UFC Manila

May 15, 2015 - 11:49 AM

Bantamweight fighter Bryan Caraway believes that Frankie Edgar will walk out victorious against Urijah Faber at UFC Manila

Bryan Caraway likes Frankie Edgar to top Urijah Faber

WATCH: Miesha Tate on women in MMA, Rousey

May 15, 2015 - 7:00 AM

UFC fighter Miesha Tate says the Philippines is ready to produce a female MMA star and discusses how she d fight Ronda Rousey in a third match

Manila gears up for UFC Fight Night

May 14, 2015 - 9:03 PM

The heat is on for the UFC s first fight card in Manila

Hometown advantage inspires him to win, says Mark Muñoz

May 14, 2015 - 2:47 PM

I am going to come in there and he needs to stop what I am bringing Mark Muñoz says

WRECKING MACHINE. Mark Munoz throws punches during a public workout on Wednesday. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

LIVE BLOG: UFC Fight Night Manila press conference

May 14, 2015 - 10:14 AM

Live blog of the UFC Manila final press conference

Red Dela Cruz becomes first homegrown Pinay Octagon girl

May 13, 2015 - 3:17 PM

For the first time in history a homegrown Filipina will grace the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s famed Octagon

Red Dela Cruz will be in the Octagon this weekend. Screenshot from UFC's Instagram

Fil-Am Ticman happy to share UFC Manila moment with Mark Muñoz

May 12, 2015 - 2:14 PM

It’s an honor to fight on the Manila card with him the Fil Am fighter from California says of sharing a card with Mark Muñoz

Fil-Am fighters Mark Muñoz and Nolan Ticman meet in Manila. Photo from Ticman's Instagram

Urijah Faber arrives in PH for UFC Fight Night Manila

May 12, 2015 - 1:55 PM

The country will be grooving to the tune of 2Pac’s “California Love” on May 16 as two division world champion Urijah Faber has set foot on Philippine soil

Urijah Faber and other fighters on the UFC's first Manila show have arrived in the country. Photo from Mall of Asia's Twitter

Pick your poison: Urijah Faber vs Frankie Edgar

May 12, 2015 - 12:56 PM

The “dream match” battle will pit two of the best fighters from the lower weight classes against each other

The UFC Fight Night Manila cheat sheet

May 09, 2015 - 5:35 PM

From Mark Muñoz s farewell match to Philippe Nover s UFC return and the Urijah Faber vs Frankie Edgar showdown Rappler explains all about UFC Fight Night 66

JUST DAYS AWAY. The UFC's first show in the Philippines will feature a number of international and homegrown fighters. Photo from Mall of Asia's Twitter

Mark Muñoz excited to see life after UFC

May 07, 2015 - 8:56 PM

As others dread to face retirement Muñoz remains optimistic there are other things in store for him following his prizefighting career

CALLING IT QUITS. Fil-Am fighter Mark Muñoz says he will call it a career after fighting at UFC Fight Night Manila. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Top MMA stars set to visit Manila for UFC’s first PH event

May 06, 2015 - 9:12 PM

Demetrious Johnson will set foot on Philippine soil along with Miesha Tate Alistair Overeem and Bryan Caraway to promote UFC Fight Night 66

MANILA VISIT. Top MMA Stars (L to R) Demetrious Johnson, Meisha Tate, Alistair Overeem, and Bryan Caraway will visit the Philippines to Promote UFC Fight Night Manila. Photo from the fighters' Facebook pages

Eddiva has new opponent for UFC Fight Night Manila

May 01, 2015 - 2:31 PM

An undisclosed injury forces Alex White to pullout from the fight Mark Eddiva will instead face Levan Makashvili

NEW OPPONENT. Mark Eddiva will no longer be facing off with Alex White at UFC Fight Night Manila. File photo by Laurent Fievet/AFP

Alistair Overeem happy over UFC’s PH venture

Apr 19, 2015 - 12:27 PM

They are doing a great job in establishing themselves as a global brand says Overeem on UFC

Alistair Overeem demonstrates a headlock. Photo by Nissi Icasiano/Rappler

UFC fighter Alistair Overeem to visit Manila on April 19

Apr 10, 2015 - 10:54 PM

The Ultimate Fighting Championship will bring heavyweight fighter Alistair Overeem to Manila on April 19 to promote their first Philippine live event

MANILA BOUND. The heavyweight fighter will promote UFC's first ever Philippine event by visiting the country this month. Photo from Overeem's Twitter

Mousasi happy to be part of UFC Fight Night Manila

Apr 09, 2015 - 2:38 PM

Facing what he calls a must win situation Gegard Mousasi says he s excited to fight in the Philippines and know more about the country s culture

THRILLED. Gegard Mousasi is excited to showcase his skills in front of Filipino fans. Photo from Mousasi's Facebook profile

Mark Muñoz is in must-win situation, says former foe

Apr 09, 2015 - 4:50 AM

Gegard Mousasi believes that the Filipino American fighter should close out his eight year professional run with an impressive victory at UFC Fight Night 66

FAREWELL FIGHT. Filipino-American MMA fighter Mark Munoz is looking to make the most of his final MMA bout. Photo courtesy of http://markmunozmma.com/

UFC Fight Night Manila’s patron tickets sold out

Mar 26, 2015 - 11:43 PM

According to SM Tickets’ website the entire patron area is now closing its purchasing lines to the public as all P10 600 worth seats have been sold

Frankie Edgar (L) and Urijah Faber (R) are set to headline UFC's first Manila event. Photo from UFC's Instagram account

VIP tickets to UFC Fight Night Manila sold out

Mar 15, 2015 - 12:08 AM

The P13 250 worth seats near the famed UFC Octagon are all taken only after three days of ticket sales

Bruce Buffer to serve as announcer for UFC Fight Night Manila

Mar 14, 2015 - 1:55 PM

Buffer is known for his trademarked catchphrase It’s time and the signature move \ Buffer 180

IT'S TIME! UFC's main announcer Bruce Buffer will introduce the fighters at UFC Fight Night Manila. Photo from Buffer's Facebook page

Muñoz plans to retire after UFC Fight Night Manila

Mar 10, 2015 - 8:18 PM

It’s tough but I am ready to hang up the gloves for good this time This fight will be my last

CALLING IT QUITS. Fil-Am fighter Mark Muñoz says he will call it a career after fighting at UFC Fight Night Manila. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Muñoz will fight at UFC Manila event

Mar 10, 2015 - 12:54 PM

Mark Muñoz will be locking horns with English stalwart Luke Barnatt in a three round middleweight tussle

WISH GRANTED. Mark Muñoz will fight at UFC Fight Night 66 that will be held in Manila. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

UFC releases ticket prices for Manila event

Mar 10, 2015 - 12:41 PM

Tickets to UFC’s maiden trip to the fight capital of the Southeast Asian region will be available at all outlets of SM Tickets on Friday March 13

UFC Fight Night Manila headliners Frankie Edgar (L) and Urijah Faber (R) shake hands at the event's press conference. Photo by Jaelle Nevin Reyes/Rappler

Two big bouts added to UFC Fight Night Manila

Mar 03, 2015 - 5:35 PM

Gegard Mousasi faces Costas Philippou in a three round middleweight tussle while Korean welterweight Hyun Gyu Lim locks horns with Neil Magny

Images from the UFC Official Facebook page

Eddiva faces White at UFC Fight Night Manila

Feb 24, 2015 - 3:43 PM

Team Lakay standout Mark Eddiva squares off with Alex White in a three round featherweight tussle

Team Lakay's Mark Eddiva (6-1) will face off against Alex White at UFC Fight Night Manila. Photo from Eddiva's Facebook page