Yusuke Kasuya and Damir Hadzovic is set for UFC FIGHT NIGHT® Manila

Yusuke Kasuya and  Damir Hadzovic is set for UFC FIGHT NIGHT® Manila

UFC FIGHT NIGHT® Manila: LAMAS vs PENN will feature another promising Lightweight bout when Yusuke Kasuya (9-2-2, fighting out of Kanagawa, Japan) and Damir Hadzovic (10-3-0, fighting out of Copenhagan, Denmark) finally meet inside the Octagon®.

Trained in both Karate and MMA, Kasuya has earned a reputation as a finisher with all his 9 wins never reaching the final bell. While possessing an arsenal of kicks, Kasuya has won 8 fights via submission showcasing his versatility and growth as a fighter. His opponent Hadzovic owns a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and welcomes the challenge should the fight be taken to the ground. If kept standing, Hadzovic is confident that his speed will be enough to stifle his Japanese foe.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT® Manila: LAMAS vs PENN will see the return of former UFC Lightweight and Welterweight champion B.J. “The Prodigy” Penn who will face No.4 ranked UFC Featherweight contender Ricardo “The Bully” Lamas in an explosive five round featherweight fight.

The UFC has also confirmed that Derrick "The Black Beast" Lewis (16-4-0, fighting out of Houston, Texas USA) will clash against Marcin Tybura (14-2-0, fighting out of Warszawa, Poland) in the Heavyweight co-main event of UFC FIGHT NIGHT® Manila: LAMAS vs PENN.

Other bouts include:

·        Flyweight showdown between Japan’s own title contender No. 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).
·        A Strawweight bout between Seo Hee Ham (16-7-0, fighting out of Busan, South Korea) and Danielle “Dynamite” Taylor (7-2-0, fighting out of Van Nuys, California USA) in what will be the first-ever women’s bout UFC will hold in the Philippines.
·        A Featherweight clash featuring Cole “Magrinho” Miller (21-10-0, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Florida USA) taking on Mizuto “Pugnus” Hirota (18-7-2, fighting out of Tokyo, Japan).
·        A Lightweight battle between Medhi “The Sultan” Baghdad (11-4-0, fighting out of Los Angeles, California USA) and Jon “Super Saiyan” Tuck (9-3-0, fighting out of Hagatna, Guam).
·        A Welterweight bout between James “Moon Walker” Moontasri (9-4-0, fighting out of Los Angeles, California USA) and Alex “The Great White” Morono (12-3-0, fighting out of Houston, Texas USA).
·        A Middleweight bout between Dongi “The Ox” Yang (12-3-0, fighting out of Seoul, South Korea) and Ryan Janes (8-1-0, fighting out of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada).
Please continue to check UFC.com for more information or current fight news. All bouts live and subject to change. Other bouts will be confirmed as they become available.

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