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Report: Frankie Edgar-Urijah Faber To Headline UFC’s Debut In Manila

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According to, former UFC champion Frankie Edgar and ex-WEC titleholder Urijah Faber will headline the first-ever Octagon appearance in Manila this May.

Edgar (17-4-1) and Faber (32-7) would go down May 16 from the MOA Arena in the Philippines as the main event.

After losing the UFC lightweight title, Edgar dropped down to featherweight and challenged Jose Aldo for the belt. He was defeated by Aldo, but has since earned three straight wins, including finishes of Cub Swanson and BJ Penn.

Edgar tweeted out recently that he has a “big day for me” on Twitter, adding UFC president Dana White and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta to the message.

Faber has won two straight since a loss to Renan Barao for the UFC bantamweight belt, and is 6-1 in his last seven. He has never lost in a non-title fight in his career.

The site also reported Mark Munoz, Jon Tuck and Mark Eddiva are expected to compete at UFC Fight Night 65.