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rockdawg21 12-13-2011 05:54 PM

Philippines TUF for 2012 (possibly)
I know the talk for TUF Philippines begain in 2010, but it appears they may get it in 2012. I would imagine the likelyhood depends on the success of TUF: Brazil. I'm sure from both countries you are going to see quality fights considering these people are literally hungry.


The Ultimate Fighter: Philippines Edition Targeted for 2012 by Anton Tabuena on Sep 20, 2011 8:01 AM EDT in UFC News
Mark Munoz and Brandon Vera would be the
obvious candidates for TUF Philippines Coaches.

Several months ago, Dana White has announced that plans are in the works for hosting international editions of the popular reality show, The Ultimate Fighter. Their global expansion has taken a bit longer than he expected, but it looks like it's finally pushing through.

Officials from ABS-CBN, the parent company of Balls Channel which handles UFC programming in the Philippines, have informed that the first international edition of the reality show, The Ultimate Fighter, is close to being finalized. This has been in the works for quite some time now, and we have been told that it is expected to be launched on 2012.

Details from 'TUF Philippines' such as coaches, participants, weight divisions, and prizes, are still being ironed out, but it is expected to be officially announced soon. Jon Jones' trip to the country has been finalized, and is reportedly set-up to not only talk about the UFC and MMA in general, but to help promote TUF Philippines as well.

As for the cast, the Philippines' top MMA promotion, the URCC, would be an obvious choice to help them stock up on talented fighters for the reality show. They routinely produce some of the best talent in the continent, with fighters such as Eduard Folayang, Eric Kelly, and Kevin Belingon among the many stars doing well in the Asian circuit.

Things can still change as the details get finalized, but as of this writing, URCC officials have informed us that the UFC has yet to contact them about using their talent for TUF.

Stay tuned for more details as they become available.
In case you'd like to see some URCC highlights, here is their YouTube page:

rearnakedchoke 12-13-2011 06:01 PM

batista should be the coach for team filipino and bobby lashley for team us .. both then fight in the finale .. thrilla in quezon city

Miss Foxy 12-13-2011 06:12 PM

That's cool.. I'm sure the coaches will enjoy Pancit and Lumpia!! :)

rockdawg21 12-13-2011 06:21 PM

The real reason Dana wants to have a TUF: Philippines :laugh:

rearnakedchoke 12-13-2011 06:36 PM


Originally Posted by rockdawg21 (Post 180602)
The real reason Dana wants to have a TUF: Philippines :laugh:

there are over 100,000 filipinos living in toronto .. i went to catholic school, so all my friends were practically filipino .. yes, i loves me some filipinas ...

JavierDLC 12-14-2011 11:35 PM


Originally Posted by rockdawg21 (Post 180602)
The real reason Dana wants to have a TUF: Philippines :laugh:

Were are the Filipina Pics?!?!?

rockdawg21 12-15-2011 04:49 AM


Originally Posted by JavierDLC (Post 180742)
Were are the Filipina Pics?!?!?

Lia Andrea Ramos - Miss Philippines 2006 Candidate

Danielle Castano - Miss Philippines 2008

Venus Raj - Miss Philippines 2010 - If you paid any attention to the Miss Universe pageant that year, she was the favorite to win, but gave one of the most smug answers of all-time:

And for the list of the top 100, here you go:

JavierDLC 12-15-2011 03:48 PM


rearnakedchoke 12-15-2011 04:11 PM

meh .. i don't think the answer was smug, just worded wrong ... some of the questions are real dumb and when you gotta answer a dumb question on the spot, your not going to give a great answer ... looks like they put their best forth every two years (i am assuming the contest is every year??) .. look out 2012 !!!

rockdawg21 12-15-2011 04:24 PM

It was pretty bad. She was a big favorite to win and she ended up getting 5th.

To her note, she has won a chicken-wing eating contest :laugh:

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