UFC cancel Manila card following B.J. Penn's withdrawal
The event, called UFC Fight Night 97, was due to take place in Manila on October 15.
It was supposed to be headlined by a featherweight clash between MMA legend B.J Penn and Ricardo Lamas.
However, Penn was forced to withdraw from the bout, which would’ve been his first appearance in the Octagon in over two years.
And Penn’s withdrawal has resulted in the promotion cancelling their second trip to the Pearl of the Orient.
"UFC® announced today that it will reschedule its UFC Fight Night event planned for Oct. 15 in Manila, Philippines due to the loss of the main event,” a statement... read more
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