The SM Mall Of Asia has announced a deal to bring the UFC to the Philippines in 2015. A press conference on January 29, 2015 will reveal more details of the partnership and the first event.
Since 2011, the UFC has stated its desire to enter the combat sports-loving country of the Philippines, and finally 2015 will see it come to fruition.
The mega arena of SM MOA will be the one to play host to the promotion as it enters the market. Ahead of the press conference, the Mall Of Asia stated,
The Ultimate Fighting Championship is set to expand its global influence after announcing its deal with Mall Of Asia Arena to welcome the arrival of Mixed Martial Arts and UFC in the Philippines.
The invitation-only press conference will take place on Thursday morning and will be attended by Edgar C. Tejerero (President, SM Lifestyle & Entertainment Inc.), Hans Sy (President – SM Prime Holdings Inc.), Kenneth K. Berger (Executive Vice President & General Manager – Asia Ultimate Fighting Championship), and Scott Boyd (Senior Director, Media-Asia – Ultimate Fighting Championship).
Asia MMA will be on hand at the presser and will provide live updates and announcements on the groundbreaking deal for the UFC’s first event in the Philippines, which is expected to be announced for the spring.