BJ Penn, Ricardo Lamas to headline UFC Fight Night Manila

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A five round featherweight clash between BJ Penn and Ricardo Lamas banners this year's UFC Fight Night Manila.

(CNN Philippines) — UFC, the world’s premier MMA organization, has announced its main draw for UFC Fight Night Manila.

This year’s card will be headlined by a featherweight bout between returning legendary two division champion BJ “The Prodigy” Penn and Ricardo “The Bully” Lamas.

Mixed martial arts fans in the country can expect fireworks in what is primed to be an explosive night of fights headlined by two of the world’s best featherweights.

Penn is one of only two multi-division champions in UFC history and the longest reigning lightweight division champion of all-time. He is also credited with helping to establish the lighter weight division of the UFC.

Fighting out of Hilo, Hawaii, Penn currently holds a 16-10-2 win-loss-draw slate.

Lamas, meanwhile, is ranked number 4 in the featherweight contenders. He is an All-American collegiate wrestler with impeccable credentials.

The Chicago, Illinois-native Lamas has a fighting record of 16-5.

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UFC Fight Night Manila: Lamas vs Penn will be held on October 15 at the Mall of Asia Arena. It marks the second live UFC event in the Philippines after a successful debut last year.