MMA in the Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on MMA in the Philippines


How are Filipino ONE Championship athletes coping with virus crisis?

Jul 01, 2020 - 3:31 PM

While ONE Championship events remain on the shelves, Filipino MMA practitioners find other ways to make a living

OTHER MEANS. Former ONE flyweight world champion Geje Eustaquio is buying, refurbishing, and selling cars to support himself and his family during the pandemic. Photo from ONE Championship

Kelly vs Jadambaa winner will get title shot, says ONE FC top brass

Jun 22, 2016 - 3:25 PM

Both men will fight in the main event of ONE Championship s Dynasty of Champions 6 card on July 2

REWARD. The winner of the featherweight showdown between Filipino fighter Erick Kelly (R) and Mongolia's Jadambaa Narantungalag will get a shot at the ONE Championship featherweight title. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Mark Eddiva is on ONE Championship’s radar, says Victor Cui

Jun 17, 2016 - 2:12 PM

Eddiva who was released by UFC in April is a fighter that ONE Championship has its eye on

Mark Eddiva (pictured) will fight in front of his home country crowd, but Levan Makashvili doesn't think it'll be too much of an advantage. Photo by Josh Albelda

Eustaquio, Toquero added to ONE FC’s Manila event in December

Nov 23, 2015 - 8:48 PM

Filipinos Geje Eustaquio and Eugene Toquero will take on Chinese foes at the ONE: Spirit of Champions event in December

Geje Eustaquio will clash with Chinese flyweight Yang Jian Bing at ONE: Spirit of Champions. File Photo by Nevin Reyes/Rappler

UFC to promote first Philippine event on May 16

Jan 29, 2015 - 12:37 PM

Homegrown talents Mark Eddiva and Roldan Sangcha an are expected to take part in the event at Mall of Asia Arena with Mark Munoz a question mark as he fights February 28 at UFC 184

Kenneth Berger, UFC executive vice president and general manager in Asia, says the company had long wanted to do a show in the Philippines but issues complicated the matter. Photo by Jaelle Nevin Reyes

ONE FC fighter Igor Subora credits success to PH MMA scene

Nov 14, 2014 - 11:41 AM

Ukranian Igor Subora first arrived in the Philippines in 2007 left but came back for good in 2008 to build his MMA career

Igor Subora has spent last 6 years in PH building his MMA Career. Photo from Subora's Facebook profile

Pinoy MMA fighter to defend title in Manila

Apr 13, 2013 - 11:50 AM

Honorio The Rock Banario will defend his MMA championship on May 31 in Manila

DEFENDING CHAMPION. Pinoy MMA fighter Honorio "The Rock" Banario (left) will defend his One FC Featherweight World Champion title on May 31. All photos courtesy of One FC

Top 3 MMA fights of "Pride of a Nation"

Aug 31, 2012 - 9:21 AM

ONEFC s Pride of a Nation is sure to be action packed but Rappler is looking forward to see three specific fights

Fighters set for PH's biggest MMA event

Aug 30, 2012 - 11:20 PM

Fighters make weight and are set for the country s biggest MMA event in history Filipino stars included