Phillipe Nover set for UFC Manila

Filipino fighter Phillipe Nover is back in the UFC, and he’s been booked for Fight Night Manila.

After going 5-2 outside the promotion, Nover will make his Octagon return on May 16 when the UFC holds its first event in the Philippines.

Nover will take on the “Korean Bulldog” Yui Chul Nam, who’s riding a five-fight winning streak and is coming off a successful UFC debut against Kazuki Tokudome at the TUF China Finale last March.

“The Filipino Assassin” made it to the finale of TUF: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir in 2008 and is the reigning Ring of Combat lightweight champion.

Photo via UFC.com

Gab Pangalangan

Gab Pangalangan is a former collegiate national Judo champ and the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of DojoDrifter.com. You can find his other works in the Philippines' leading magazines and websites.
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