TOP featherweight contender Max Holloway is set to make his first visit to the Philippines to promote the upcoming UFC Fight Night Manila: Ricardo Lamas vs BJ Penn from September 15 to 18.
The no.3 ranked Holloway will have a meet and greet session with Filipino MMA fans and an open workout at SM Megamall. UFC Fight Night Manila event ambassador Mark Munoz and Octagon girl Red Dela Cruz will join Holloway in his first fighter tour in the country. The open workout is scheduled on September 17, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Holloway currently owns the UFC’s longest active win streak in the featherweight division with nine straight victories, including wins over two fighters set to compete in Manila like headliner Lamas and Cole Miller. The fighter out of Waianae, Hawaii also holds the distinction as the first to go the distance versus featherweight king Conor McGregor, who was the last to beat Holloway three years ago.
UFC Fight Night Manila is set on October 15 at the Mall of Asia Arena, headlined by a featherweight clash between Lamas and MMA legend BJ Penn. Heavyweights Derrick Lewis and Marcin Tybura collide in the co-main event. Flyweight title contenders Kyoji Horiguchi and Ali Bagautinov are also set to battle, along with the UFC’s first women’s bout in the Philippines between Seo Hee Ham and Danielle Taylor.
Featherweights Mizuto Hirota and Cole Miller will also trade blows, while lightweights Jon Tuck and Medhi Baghdad clash at the Mall of Asia Arena as well. The card also includes a welterweight bout between James Moontasri and Alex Morono, along with the face-off of middleweights Dongi Yang and Ryan Janes.
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.
Tickets for UFC Fight Night Manila: Lamas vs Penn are priced at P12,500 (VIP), P9,500 (Patron), P7,200 (Lower Box A), P6,000 (Lower Box B), P2,350 (Upper Box), and P1,350 (General Admission) plus applicable service charges. Tickets can be purchased at all SM Tickets outlets or through www.smtickets.com.