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WATCH: Max Holloway hosts public workout for Filipino UFC fans

Sep 18, 2016 - 1:42 PM

Holloway is in the country from September 15 to 18 for a series of activities to hype UFC Fight Night Manila 2

OPEN WORKOUT. Max Holloway conducts a public workout at SM Megamall. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Mark Muñoz on why wrestling is the most important discipline in MMA

Aug 22, 2016 - 5:35 PM

Mark Munoz stands firm on the notion that wrestling is the most vital discipline in the sport

WRECKING MACHINE. Mark Munoz is now serving as an ambassador to the sport for the UFC. File photo by Josh Albelda

Muñoz expects BJ Penn to return to top form in comeback bout

Aug 22, 2016 - 12:27 PM

Munoz is not giving up on Penn believing he can still compete at the highest level despite a two year absence

Mark Muñoz gets occasional ‘itch’ to come out of retirement

Aug 21, 2016 - 6:37 PM

Even after going out on successful terms Mark Munoz still has thoughts about returning to the ring

WRECKING MACHINE. Mark Munoz lived up to his nickname in his final UFC fight. Photo by Josh Albelda

Mark Muñoz wants to work with PH gov’t for grassroots wrestling

Aug 21, 2016 - 1:49 PM

The retired UFC fighter wants to speak with President Duterte about grappling

AMBASSADOR. Retired UFC fighter Mark Munoz feels the Philippine MMA scene can benefit greatly from improving their grappling. Photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

WATCH: Mark Muñoz on his new role as UFC's PH ambassador

Aug 20, 2016 - 4:46 PM

Former UFC fighter Mark Munoz drops by Rappler to talk about his anti bullying campaign the importance of wrestling and his new ventures after retiring from fighting

Mark Muñoz takes role of UFC’s Philippine ambassador

Aug 05, 2016 - 11:06 PM

The now retired Filipino Wrecking Machine will conduct MMA clinics empowerment workshops and meet and greets in the Philippines

WRECKING MACHINE. Mark Munoz is now serving as an ambassador to the sport for the UFC. File photo by Josh Albelda

Fil-Am fighter Mark Muñoz included in UFC’s 200 greatest fighters

Jun 03, 2016 - 4:00 PM

As a lead up to the UFC 200 pay per view event the promotion has complied a list of fighters who carved a significant niche in the league

Top 10 Philippine MMA moments of 2015

Dec 28, 2015 - 8:38 PM

Rappler lists down the top 10 moments that left an indelible mark on Philippine MMA in 2015

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

Mark Muñoz goes out on his own terms

May 20, 2015 - 2:07 PM

Mark Muñoz is one of the few fighters who has managed to execute a storybook epilogue to his mixed martial arts career

Mark Muñoz finished his career just the way he wanted. Photo by Josh Albelda

UFC Manila draws high attendance figures

May 18, 2015 - 6:07 PM

With the solid debut at the box office the world’s premier mixed martial arts promotion is likely to make a return to the Philippines

BOX OFFICE SMASH. The UFC's first venture to the Philippines was a successful venture. File photo by Josh Albelda

Rodrigo Duterte, President Aquino’s SALN, Rohingya | 6PM wRap

May 18, 2015 - 6:00 PM

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Fire penalty, Texas shootout, UFC | 12PM wRap

May 18, 2015 - 12:00 PM

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WATCH: Mark Muñoz delivers heartfelt farewell speech

May 17, 2015 - 12:52 AM

Mark Muñoz delivered a farewell speech for the ages that left many an MMA fan in tears

Mark Muñoz poured his heart out in his final UFC fight, and afterwards as well. Photo by Josh Albelda

Mark Muñoz wins farewell fight at UFC Fight Night Manila

May 17, 2015 - 12:26 AM

Filipino American fighter Mark Muñoz turned back the clock to dominate young English middleweight Luke Barnatt in his farewell fight

WRECKING MACHINE. Mark Munoz lived up to his nickname in his final UFC fight. Photo by Josh Albelda

WATCH: Mark Muñoz's top 5 winning moments

May 16, 2015 - 5:28 PM

Who is Mark Muñoz s favorite opponent? Find out on Rappler

All systems go for UFC Fight Night Manila

May 16, 2015 - 1:22 PM

UFC fighters weigh in a day before their fights

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

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

UFC's Barnatt on Muñoz: ‘Size matters’

May 14, 2015 - 7:00 AM

Luke Barnatt plans to use his length and height to spoil Filipino American Mark Muñoz s homecoming bout

Luke Barnatt shows off his skills during the open workout. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

UFC fighters strut wares at open workouts

May 14, 2015 - 12:46 AM

“I have to take care of business on Saturday and I have to be the No 1 contender ” Edgar states

Urijah Faber (left) and Frankie Edgar conduct open workouts before their super-fight. Photos by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Nepal quake, 2016 elections, UFC Manila | 9PM wRap

May 12, 2015 - 9:00 PM

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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

Taxi industry, Angkor Wat, UFC Manila | 12PM wRap

May 12, 2015 - 12:00 PM

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Fighters arrive for UFC Fight Night Manila

May 11, 2015 - 11:08 PM

The participants for the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s maiden fight card in the Philippines on May 16 have begun arriving in the country

UFC Fight Night Manila headliners Frankie Edgar (L) and Urijah Faber (R) will main event the UFC's first show in the Philippines. File photo by Jaelle Nevin Reyes/Rappler

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

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

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/

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

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

Mark Muñoz loses to Roan Carneiro at UFC 184

Mar 01, 2015 - 1:26 PM

It only took Roan Carneiro under two minutes to submit Filipino American fighter Mark Muñoz in their middleweight bout via rear naked choke

Filipino-American MMA fighter Mark Munoz continues to fall on hard times. Photo courtesy of http://markmunozmma.com/

Muñoz wants in on UFC Fight Night Manila

Feb 17, 2015 - 12:13 PM

Muñoz says he is happy to see the UFC expanding to the Philippines and says he wants to lead the expansion

LEAD EXPANSION. Mark Muñoz wants to lead UFC's expansion in the Philippines. Photo from markmunozmma.com

Fantasy booking the UFC’s inaugural event in Manila

Jan 31, 2015 - 2:07 PM

UFC is coming to the Philippines but who is coming with them? MMA writer Nissi Icasiano gives his take on who should be showcased at UFC Fight Night 65

The Philippines will see its first UFC show this year after years of stops and starts. Photo from Mall of Asia's Twitter

UFC to promote first Philippine event on May 16

Jan 29, 2015 - 12:37 PM

Homegrown talents Mark Eddiva and Roldan Sangcha an are expected to take part in the event at Mall of Asia Arena with Mark Munoz a question mark as he fights February 28 at UFC 184

Kenneth Berger, UFC executive vice president and general manager in Asia, says the company had long wanted to do a show in the Philippines but issues complicated the matter. Photo by Jaelle Nevin Reyes

Mark Muñoz faces Roan Carneiro at UFC 184

Dec 21, 2014 - 11:42 AM

Muñoz was originally penciled to lock horns with Caio Magalhaes for his comeback assignment but the 26 year old Brazilian pulled out of the bout

Filipino-American MMA fighter Mark Munoz will take on Roan Carneiro at UFC 184. Photo from markmunozmma.com

Mark Muñoz returns to action at UFC 184

Dec 12, 2014 - 3:46 PM

Filipino American fighter Mark Muñoz will make his much awaited return to the Octagon as he is booked to compete at the UFC 184 pay per view event on February 28

FILIPINO WRECKING MACHINE. Mark Munoz looks to rebound from his first submission defeat. Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images/AFP

Brandon Vera seeks career rebirth with One FC

Sep 06, 2014 - 6:48 PM

Fil Am fighter Brandon Vera will be looking to resurrect his career with Asia s premier MMA organization when he debuts for the promotion in December

THE TRUTH. Fil-Am MMA fighter Brandon Vera will be taking his talents to Manila in December. Photo by Paolo Seen/Rappler

Onassis Parungao: the first Filipino MMA fighter

Aug 27, 2014 - 3:13 AM

Lear more about Onassis Parungao a Filipino MMA fighter who made his successful debut in the UFC in 1995

Onassis Parungao was the first Filipino fighter to compete in the UFC, having made his debut in 1995. Photo from Parungao

PXC female fighter Curran signs with UFC

Aug 10, 2014 - 1:20 PM

Kailin Curran 23 who has remained unbeaten in PXC has now signed a contract to compete in the UFC

INKED. Kailin Curran signs her UFC contract. Photo from Curran's Facebook

Mark Muñoz inks four-fight deal with UFC

Jun 13, 2014 - 3:22 PM

Despite recent setbacks Mark Munoz has signed a new deal with the UFC

RE-SIGNED. Filipino-American MMA fighter Mark Munoz has signed a new deal with the UFC. Photo courtesy of http://markmunozmma.com/

Eddiva loses to Souza in The Ultimate Fighter Brazil finale

Jun 01, 2014 - 12:11 PM

Edimilson Souza handed Mark Eddiva the first setback in his professional mixed martial arts career by stopping the Filipino fighter on the undercard of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 season finale

BORN TO FIGHT. UFC fighter Mark Eddiva accepting his bronze medal at the Asian Games in 2010. Photo by Laurent Fievet/AFP

Mousasi submits Muñoz at UFC Fight Night 41

Jun 01, 2014 - 6:23 AM

Mark Muñoz tapped out to a rear naked choke against Dutchman Gegard Mousasi the first time the Filipino American has been forced to submit

Mark Munoz suffered his first loss by submission on Saturday night in Germany. Photo from markmunozmma.com