Direct Focus is Heading to the UFC Fight Night 65
DFO has signed a sponsorship deal with current UFC fighters Phillipe Nover, Team Frankie Edgar and Nolan Ticman who will all fight on May 16, 2015 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Philippines. DFO will now be a sponsor and is happy to support the fighters in living out their dreams.
Phillipe Nover (10 – 5) trains with Frankie Edgar (18 – 4 -1) and Team Edgar and is part of Team Renzo Gracie in New York. Both fighters will fight for the first time in Manila with Frankie Edgar headlining the main event, he will face “The California Kid” Urijah Faber. Phillipe Nover who was the runner up in The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir will face Korean fighter Yui Chul Nam (18 – 4).
Local Filipino fighter Nolan Ticman (4 – 2) will make his second appearance in the UFC as he will face Chinese fighter Yao Zhikui (1 – 2). Ticman currently trains at Kings MMA under former Chuteboxe Coach Rafael Cordeiro and will be looking for his home countryman to help him get past the tough Chinese fighter.
UFC Fight Night 65 is a MMA fan’s dream as the main even fight between former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and former No. 1 bantamweight contender, Urijah Faber, will finally come head to head.
According to Faber’s manager, Mike Roberts, this “legacy fight” is all about the fans (via MMA Fighting).
“This fight was hard to put together. I think Urijah and Frankie both know this is a legacy fight and wanted to do it for the fans. At least I know that’s true for Urijah. It was the hardest fight to put together for me, ever.”
Be sure to keep an eye out for the DFO logo on the Team Edgar banners and shorts as well as the logo on Nolan Ticman. DFO is honored to sponsor Phillipe Nover, Team Edgar team and Nolan Ticman on May 16th 2015.
Official fight card
Featherweight Frankie Edgar vs. Urijah Faber
Middleweight Gegard Mousasi vs. Costas Philippou
Middleweight Mark Muñoz vs. Luke Barnatt
Welterweight Hyun Gyu Lim vs. Neil Magny
Featherweight Phillipe Nover vs. Yui Chul Nam
Lightweight Tae Hyun Bang vs. Jon Tuck
Featherweight Mark Eddiva vs. Levan Makashvili
Lightweight Zhang Lipeng vs. Kajan Johnson
Bantamweight Royston Wee vs. Ning Guangyou
Flyweight Nolan Ticman vs. Yao Zhikui
Welterweight Li Jingliang vs. Dhiego Lima
Flyweight Roldan Sangcha-An vs. Jon delos Reyes