Derrick "The Black Beast" Lewis to clash against Marcin Tybura in UFC FIGHT NIGHT® Manila

Derrick "The Black Beast" Lewis to clash against Marcin Tybura in UFC FIGHT NIGHT® Manila

B.J. PENN RETURNS TO THE OCTAGON® TO FACE FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE CONTENDER RICARDO LAMAS AT UFC FIGHT NIGHT® MANILA

MANILA— An explosive five round featherweight fight awaits Filipino fans as former UFC® Lightweight and Welterweight champion B.J. “The Prodigy” Penn returns to the Octagon® to face No.4 ranked UFC Featherweight contender Ricardo “The Bully”Lamas at the Mall of Asia Arena for UFC FIGHT NIGHT® Manila: LAMAS VS.PENN.

B.J. “The Prodigy” Penn (16-10-2, fighting out of Hilo, Hawaii USA) is regarded as one of the greatest fighters of all time, recognized for his dominant performances in both the UFC Lightweight and Welterweight divisions since the early 2000’s. A living legend in MMA and the only actively competing Hall of Famer, Penn also holds the distinction of being  the second man in UFC history to hold titles in two different weight classes. This October, Penn will look to start his run for a third title at featherweight as he  makes his long-awaited return to professional mixed martial arts (MMA) competition since his brief retirement in 2014.

Ricardo “The Bully” Lamas (16-5-0,fighting out of Chicago, Illinois USA) is a fighter who lets his actions speak louder than his words. Whether it’s as the favorite or the underdog, Lamas’ tough-as-nails attitude, heart and all-around skill has led him to victories over Cub Swanson, Dennis Bermudez and Diego Sanchez. His string of impressive performances has solidified his status as one of the best Featherweight contenders today. Come fight night, Lamas will look to spoil Penn’s return to the Octagon® and make another run to earn a shot at the UFC Featherweight title.

Additional bouts:

  •        The UFC has also confirmed that Derrick "The Black Beast" Lewis will clash against Marcin Tybura in the Heavyweight co-main event of UFC FIGHT NIGHT® Manila: LAMAS vs PENN. Known for his vicious knockout power, Derrick "The Black Beast" Lewis (16-4-0, fighting out of Houston, Texas USA) is on a four fight winning streak, three of which came via knockout. He faces Marcin "Tybur" Tybura (14-2-0, fighting out of Warszawa, Poland) who earned a Performance of the Night Bonus in his last fight after landing a vicious head kick knockout against his opponent.  
  •     A flyweight showdown between Japan’s own title contenderNo. 3 ranked Kyoji Horiguchi  (17-2-0, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Florida USA) and No. 8 ranked Ali Bagautinov (14-4-0, fighting out of Dagestan, Republic of Russia)
UFC FIGHT NIGHT® MANILA: LAMAS VS. PENN is sponsored by Monster Energy, Harley-Davidson Asia Pacific, Hudson Shipping Lines, Phoenix Petroleum, Reebok Philippines, Lazada Philippines, Police Watches, and Smart Bro.

“We are very excited to return to Manila and for our fans to witness this epic battle between a true MMA legend in B.J. Penn and former Featherweight title challenger Ricardo Lamas. UFC FIGHT NIGHT® Manila: LAMAS VS. PENN is an event that can’t be missed by fans and followers of the sport. We encourage everyone to book their seats for another action-packed night of fights,” Executive Vice President & General Manager of UFC Asia, Kenneth Berger said.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT® Manila: LAMAS VS. PENN will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena this October 15, 2016. The UFC, together with SM Lifestyle Entertainment Inc., promise to deliver another memorable night of fights for Filipinos, featuring some of the world’s best mixed martial artists battling out in the famed Octagon®.

Tickets for UFC FIGHT NIGHT® MANILA: LAMAS VS. PENN are priced at Php 12,500 (VIP), Php 9,500 (Patron), Php 7,200 (Lower Box A), Php 6,000 (Lower Box B), Php 2,350 (Upper Box), and Php 1,350 (General Admission) plus applicable service charges. Tickets can be purchased at all SM Tickets outlets or throughwww.smtickets.com.

Fight fans are encouraged to register on www.ufc.com/manila to receive up-to-date information on UFC FIGHT NIGHT® MANILA: LAMAS VS. PENN.


Please continue to check UFC.com for more information or current fight news. All bouts live and subject to change.

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