It looks like the UFC will be returning to the Philippines soon.
UFC had no events scheduled in Asia on their 2016 calendar, however the promotion officially added one this week, as they announced on Wednesday night that for the second straight year, they will be holding an event in the Philippines.
UFC Fight Night Manila is scheduled to take place on October 15 at the Mall of Asia Arena in the Philippines.
Former two-time UFC Flyweight title contender and current UFC Bantamweight contender John Dodson made the announcement along with UFC Asia Executive Vice President and General Manager Ken Berger.
“The consistently warm reception we receive from Filipino fans and last year’s sold out event shows us that UFC has an incredibly strong following in the country,” Berger said in a statement. “Manila is a fighting city and we hope to put on another unforgettable show that will capture the hearts of Filipino sports fans throughout the country.”
— John Dodson III (@JohnDodsonMMA) June 23, 2016