UFC Fight Night 97 News

Oct 7, 2016 11:53 am

Philippine commission releases statement regarding UFC Fight Night Manila cancellation

Many fans were disappointed to find out the news regarding UFC Fight Night 97 Manila’s cancellation earlier this week. Following news of our very own BJ Penn having to pull out of the scheduled main event versus Ricardo Lamas due to injury, the UFC announced that the entire card would be rescheduled. While many believed...

Oct 6, 2016 1:14 pm

Report: UFC Fight Night 97 in Manila canceled due to ‘drug testing issues’

On Thursday, the UFC announced that the UFC Fight Night event scheduled to take place in Manila was canceled and needs to be rescheduled. The full statement from the UFC reads: Manila, Philippines – UFC® announced today that it will reschedule its UFC Fight Night event planned for Oct. 15 in Manila, Philippines due to...

Oct 6, 2016 10:46 am

UFC Manila cancelled, UFC releases statement

After losing its scheduled main event, the UFC has now cancelled the entire Fight Night 97, according to a report by FloCombat. The UFC has released a statement on the cancellation of the card, saying: “Athletes scheduled to compete on the Oct. 15 card will be rebooked at upcoming UFC events in the near future....

Sep 26, 2016 7:30 pm

UFC Fight Night 97 lineup set, Ricardo Lamas vs. BJ Penn headlining main event

UFC Fight Night 97 returns to the Phillippines on October 15. Our namesake, BJ Penn makes his return to the Octagon for the first time since July 2014 as he takes on #4 UFC ranked featherweight Ricardo Lamas in the main event of the evening. Penn is looking to make a big statement against the...