UFC signs Team Lakay's Eddiva

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Posted at Feb 09 2014 05:26 PM | Updated as of Feb 10 2014 02:01 AM

Mark Eddiva. Photo grabbed from Team Lakay's facebook page. Credits to Toppey Capuyan Ballola.

MANILA, Philippines – Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has signed Team Lakay fighter Mark Eddiva to become the second home-grown Pinoy to fight for the biggest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotions company.

According to Team Lakay’s Facebook page, the 27-year-old Eddiva will make his UFC debut on March 1.

“Team Lakay's MARK EDDIVA has signed with the UFC: Ultimate Fighting Championship and will be having his debut fight in The Ultimate Fighter: China Finale on March 1, 2014 at the Cotai Arena at the Venetian Hotel in Macau!” Team Lakay announced.

Eddiva, who fought as a featherweight at Legend Fighting Championship, is undefeated in five professional MMA fights. He was a former member of the Philippine wushu team and won a silver and a gold medal in the Southeast Asian Games in 2009 and 2011, respectively.

His teammate Dave Galera was the first Lakay fighter to sign with the UFC.