UFC's Chuck 'The Iceman' Liddell due in Manila Sept. 21


Posted at Sep 11 2008 07:52 PM | Updated as of Sep 12 2008 08:19 AM

Philippine mixed martial arts fans will surely be in for a treat as Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) pays a visit to Manila on September 21.

Details of the light heavyweight champ's Manila visit have yet to be released.

However, Liddell may treat Filipino MMA enthusiasts to a rare fans' day and media guestings judging from a similar event held for Filipino-American Brandon "The Truth" Vera in April.

The Iceman's most recent fight was against Rashad Evans during "UFC 88: Breakthrough" in Atlanta, Georgia.

Evans won by knocking out Liddell at 1:51 in the second round of their 205-pound light heavyweight battle.

“You can’t fight him going for takedowns all night. That’s the way you get knocked out. I wanted to beat him at his own game,” Evans told UFC's Thomas Gerbasi after the fight that saw him improving his record to 17-0-1.

Liddell fell to 21-6 following the loss to Evans. With reports from Dyan Castillejo, ABS-CBN News and Roy Medina, abs-cbnNEWS.com