UFC, the world’s premier MMA organization, has announced its main event for UFC FIGHT NIGHT: Manila.
This year’s card will be headlined by a five-round featherweight bout between returning legendary two division champion BJ “The Prodigy” Penn (16-10-2, fighting out of Hilo, Hawaii, USA) and No.4 ranked Ricardo “The Bully” Lamas (16-5-0, fighting out of Chicago, Illinois, USA). Filipinos can expect fireworks in what is primed to be an explosive night of fights headlined by two of the world’s best featherweights.
BJ Penn is a name within MMA and the UFC that needs little introduction. A living legend within the sport, he is one of only two multi-division champions ever in UFC and the longest-reigning lightweight division champion of all time. Penn is credited with helping establish the lighter weight division of the UFC. His name, when spoken by fans, fighters, and MMA journalists alike, is usually followed by the phrase “one of the greatest ever.”
Looking to build a legend of his own is #4 ranked featherweight Ricardo Lamas. An All-American collegiate wrestler with impeccable credentials, “The Bully” is a veteran of the division with signature finishes over Cub Swanson and Dennis Bermudez. Lamas is looking for a high profile win to put him back on track for a title shot.
UFC FIGHT NIGHT Manila: LAMAS vs PENN will be held live on October 15 at the Mall of Asia Arena, marking the second live UFC event in the Philippines after the organizations successful sold out debut last year.