UFC Fight Night Manila was a great success as 13,446 strong UFC fans went home happy. The first Philippine event is currently ranked 4th in attendance for a UFC event in 2015.
Filipino fans were elated as fellow American/Filipino fighters Mark Munoz fought for the last time in his career in front of his home countrymen and Phillipe Nover made his triumphant return back to the squared circle dazzling fans with a thrilling 3 round split decision victory over Yui Chul Nam of Korea in a close contest at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.
Nover’s early lead proved too much in the eyes of the judges, earning him a split decision victory and improving his record to 12-5-1. The scorecards were 29-28 twice for Nover and 29-28 for Nam.
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Official UFC Results
Frankie Edgar def. Urijah Faber Decision (unanimous)
Gegard Mousasi def. Costas Philippou Decision (unanimous)
Mark Muñoz def. Luke Barnatt Decision (unanimous)
Neil Magny def. Hyun Gyu Lim TKO (punches)
Phillipe Nover def. Yui Chul Nam Decision (split)
Levan Makashvili def. Mark Eddiva Decision (split)
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Jon Tuck def. Tae Hyun Bang Submission (rear-naked choke)
Kajan Johnson def. Zhang Lipeng Decision (unanimous)
Li Jingliang def. Dhiego Lima KO (punches)
Ning Guangyou def. Royston Wee KO (punches and elbows)
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Jon Delos Reyes def. Roldan Sangcha-An Submission (rear-naked choke)
Yao Zhikui def. Nolan Ticman Decision (split)