Stephen Thompson’s Manila visit to feature Mark Eddiva, Red Dela Cruz

stephen thompson, mark eddiva, red dela cruz

UFC welterweight contender Stephen Thompson will be visiting Manila, Philippines later this month.

“Wonderboy” Thompson will be flown in to the country by UFC and Cignal for an open workout at the SM Mall of Asia, happening on February 25 from 2:30 to 5PM.

The event will also feature homegrown UFC talent, namely featherweight Mark Eddiva and Octagon girl Red Dela Cruz.

This will be the first visit to the Philippines by a UFC fighter since UFC Manila last May, an event that brought a slew of UFC talent to the country, including Frankie Edgar, Urijah Faber, Mark Munoz, Demetrious Johnson, and Miesha Tate.

Thompson is currently ranked as the No. 3 welterweight in the UFC. He’s coming off a first-round TKO win over former champion Johny Hendricks. He recently posted this image on his Instagram account with the caption, “I’ll be headed to the Philippines.¬†I can’t wait to hang out with the fans! Hope to see you all there.”

Photos via UFC and Mike Miguel

Gab Pangalangan

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