UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs Faber took place in front of a sold-out crowd of over 13,000 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines.
In the main event super fight, Frankie Edgar and Urijah Faber gave a full five rounds of action which saw Edgar earn the judges’ decision for all five rounds. In the co-main event, Gegard Mousasi showed an impressive game against strong striker Costas Philippou, hunting him on the feet and smothering him on the ground for the Unanimous Decision.
Filipino hero Mark Munoz gave an impressive and heartfelt performance in the final fight of his career in front of his country men against Luke Barnatt, showing off sky-high takedowns mixed with good striking for the UD victory.
Neil Magny suffered through first round adversity with the rangy Lim Hyun-Gyu, but kept his long winning streak intact with a TKO pounding in the second. Philippe Nover made a resounding return to the UFC in a toughly fought match with Nam Yui-Chul, earning a split decision.
Opening the main card, Levan Makashvili and Mark Eddiva put on a hell of a war through three rounds, with Eddiva’s wrestling and kicks stepping up a notch; however Makashvili controlled more of the fight and the judges’ gave him the nod.
Here are the full photo albums from the preliminary fights of the event, which took place on May 16, 2015.
All photos by Nicole Sarmiento.