Get Ready to Meet Penn, Lamas, Liddell, Pettis, and More!
As Bruce Buffer so emphatically bellows, “III…IIIT’S TIME!”
The Filipino MMA collective has agonizingly waited for the second week of October as Fight Week looms ever so closely. In its second coming, the UFC is bringing in UFC Hall of Famer Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell, former UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis, recent UFC heavyweight title challenger Alistair “The Reem” Overeem, and No. 8 ranked lightweight Michael “Maverick” Chiesa as guest fighters to the BJ Penn and Ricardo Lamas-led UFC Fight Night Manila.
Now, to everyone who has been messaging us regarding when and where their favorite UFC fighters will be meeting the public, here’s the list of fan and media events for the chance to get up close and personal with your idols.
Wednesday, October 12, 6:00 PM, Mall of Asia Arena
Weigh-Ins and Q&A with Guest Fighters
Friday, October 14, 4:15 PM, Mall of Asia Arena
Guest Fighters Autograph Signing
Saturday, October 15, 4:30 PM, Mall of Asia Arena
UFC Fight Night Manila
Saturday, October 15, 6:45 PM, Mall of Asia Arena
Limited UFC Fight Night hospitality packages are also available, which gives 150 package owners a chance to meet and greet the guest fighters in the Premier Cafe where food and beverage will be served from 6 to 10 PM on event day.
So, it’s time to file those leaves as UFC Fight Week approaches, beginning with the interactive fan village at The Block, SM City North Edsa from October 7 to 9 and then the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall from October 10 to 14, which includes activities like life-size fighter face-off with Penn and Lamas, shout-out corner, wingspan wall, a UFC Reebok Fitness Challenge and more.
Tickets for UFC Manila 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 nationwide or through www.smtickets.com.
John Hudson Go is the Editor-in-Chief of MMA Philippines.
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