The Ultimate Fighting Championship has announced its main event for UFC Fight Night Manila slated on October 15 at the Mall of Asia Arena. This year’s card will be headlined by a five-round featherweight bout between returning two-division champion BJ “The Prodigy” Penn (16-10-2, fighting out of Hilo, Hawaii, USA) and No.4 ranked Ricardo “The Bully” Lamas (16-5-0, Fighting out of Chicago, Illinois, USA).
Penn is a name within MMA and the UFC that needs little introduction. A living legend within the sport, he is one of only two multi-division champions ever in UFC and the longest reigning lightweight division champion of all time, Penn is credited with helping to establish the lighter weight division of the UFC.
Looking to build a legend of his own is Lamas. An All-American collegiate wrestler with impeccable credentials, “The Bully” is a veteran of the division with signature finishes over Cub Swanson and Dennis Bermudez. Lamas is looking for a high-profile win to put him back on track for a title shot.
The tournament marks the second live UFC event in the Philippines after the organization’s successful sold out debut last year.