One month to go until “The Mercenary” AJ Matthews’ return to the Bellator 181 cage!

It’s a little over one month before Fil-American AJ ‘The Mercenary’ Matthews is set for action as part of Bellator 181 fight line-up this July. 

One of the up-and-coming international fighters, Matthews has been preparing hard for his next fight which is set to happen on the 14th of July at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. He has been seen devoting most of his waking hours into training and building relationships with his fellow Filipino Fighters both local and international.

The role of Matthews as professional striking coach of ONE Championship heavyweight champion Brandon Vera and several other UFC champions have also helped him in his preparation for his fight.

Matthews fight records include impressive victories such as a first-round technical knockout over Kyle Bolt at Bellator 131 in 2014, and a knockout win over Charlie Rader at Bellator 70 in 2012.

The 29-year-old has also been a pride of his fellow Filipino fighters as he has recently based himself now in Philippines with his team MMA Alliance. Matthews, whose mother traces her roots in Tacloban, has been embraced by his Filipino fans with open arms with his humility and charm.

Matthews recently appeared in the Test of Will Challenge and the National Test of Will Finals in the Philippines. During the event that was participated in by several athletes and celebrities, Matthews and ONE Championship fighter Mark Striegl competed against each other to test their abilities.

Aj Matthews fight will be against Andre Fialho under the welterweight division. 

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Under Armour kicks-off a packed and exciting 2017!

At the rate things are going, it seems like Under Armour has a full calendar line-up of activities this 2017! Testament to this is the “Armour @ The Fort” activity that was just held towards the end of January 2017.

Read on below to get updated on what has happened and expect for more events that will surely excite the fitness enthusiast in all of us! Cheers!

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Under Armour kicks off promising 2017 with ‘Armour @ The Fort’

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MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Under Armour, the most innovative sports and fitness clothing line in the world today, successfully held “Armour @ The Fort” on Saturday, January 28 at the Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater in Taguig City.

Armour @ The Fort had a two-part program that was filled with exciting activities for Under Amour fans and fitness enthusiasts alike.

On the first agenda of Armour Day, the affair kicked off with a morning run, which was conducted by the country’s renowned running coaches Titus Salazar and Dan Brown. It was followed by Unilab’s fitness and nutrition symposium. The company then made an official announcement of its joint venture with Under Armour to launch Run Limited Exceed 2017 later this year.

Catering to active lifestyle aficionados, the afternoon schedule had a full swing of activities that was attended by the who’s who of the sporting community like ultra marathoner Ferdie Capiling and the UP women’s football team.

An afternoon circuit training was led by Under Armour-affiliate trainer “Mama” Kat Geronimo, a renowned celebrity fitness coach who mentors notable film and television actresses such as Marian Rivera, Danica Sotto-Pingris, Melissa Ricks, Megan Young, Bettina Carlos, Anne Curtis and Jessy Mendiola.

To cap off the event, Under Armour unveiled some of its plans for 2017, including the launching of the “Armour @” series. The fitness apparel likewise formalized its partnership with Kerry Sports Manila as the state-of-the-art facility opens its door for the Test of Will 2017 participants.

Make sure to follow Under Armour Philippines via @underarmourph on Instagram and Twitter for more updates and announcements as well as Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/underarmoursea.

Coming Soon in the PH: Under Armour’s Curry MVP Back 2 Back Pack

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Under Armour celebrates Stephen Curry’s second consecutive Kia NBA MVP Award with limited edition back-to-back shoe pack
Shoot like Curry in the new Curry MVP Back 2 Back Pack

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Under Armour Curry MVP Back 2 Back Pack, containing the Curry One MVP and a new Curry Two MVP colourway

Manila, August 2016 – U.S. high performance sports apparel label Under Armour celebrates U.S. National Basketball Association (NBA) superstar Stephen Curry’s outstanding season performance and second consecutive Kia NBA MVP Award with the Curry MVP Back 2 Back Pack, containing a re-release of the Curry One MVP and a new Curry Two MVP colourway.

Curry’s impression on the sport of basketball is a lesson in the power of perseverance, through sheer will and hard work. In the 2014-2015 season, Curry impressed all by being the first player ever to hit 300 three-pointers in a season. He claimed the 2014-15 Kia NBA MVP Award for his performance and earned his first Larry O’Brien World Championship trophy. Following that, in the 2015-2016 season, he helped to lead the Golden State Warriors to the single-season record for wins, shattered his own three-point record of 400 three-pointers in a season, led the league in scoring and joined the prestigious 50-40-90 shooting club.

For his outstanding achievements, Curry earned the 2015-16 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award. He is the 11th player (third point guard) in league history to earn the award in back-to-back seasons.

“Stephen Curry’s impact on the game of basketball is immeasurable,” said Kip Fulks, Chief Marketing Officer, Under Armour. “His game and will to dominate is unlike anything we’ve ever seen in the NBA, and his cultural reach off the court is equally transcendent. At Under Armour we are thrilled and humbled to be alongside Stephen on this journey, and look forward to his continued perseverance in making himself a better athlete every single day.”

Commemorating the signature footwear Curry wore in the back-to-back MVP seasons, the Under Armour Curry MVP Back 2 Back Pack has sleek gold colours and design elements, reinforced by Under Armour’s innovative technology. It echoes the relentless strength and tenacity demonstrated by Curry, whose ability to hit shots off the dribble, in traffic and from incredible distance took the world by storm.

The Under Armour Curry MVP Back 2 Back Pack will be available exclusively on www.underarmour.com.ph and Titan retail stores.

5th Under Armour Brand House Now Open in PH

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Under Armour expands reach in PH by opening new brand house at TriNoma
Under Armour finds a new home at Ayala Malls’ shopping center in Quezon City.

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The TriNoma brand house of the world’s innovative sports apparel is  the fifth Under Armour branch in the Philippines

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Regarded as the most innovative sports and fitness clothing line in the world today, Under Armour extended its reach in the Philippines when it launched ta new brand house in Metro Manila.

Under Armour formally opened a branch at Level 3 of the TriNoma Mall in Quezon City today- Friday, August 12.

The grand opening event will be held tomorrow- Saturday, August 13, with Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) superstars Asi Taulava and Jervy Cruz serving as special guests

Taulava, a Filipino-Tongan cager who has been strutting his wares on the PBA court for 16 years in five different teams, copped the league’s Most Valuable Player trophy in 2003 and led the Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters to the All-Filipino Conference title in the same year.

Known by his moniker “The Rock” due to his prowess in the shaded lane, Taulava likewise represented flag and country in international competitions as he suited up for the Philippine national team on several occasions. And now, he is currently the starting center of the NLEX Road Warriors.

Meanwhile, Cruz rose to prominence in the collegiate ranks when he steered the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers to the UAAP Promised Land in 2006.

Proving that skill could topple height, Cruz managed to elevate his on-court stature as a legitimate inside threat in his first few years in the PBA , now part of the most prominent PBA team in the country- Ginebra.

Taulava and Cruz will be offering a special treat to Under Armour aficionados as both men are slated to conduct a basketball clinic on August 13, 4:00pm, at the TriNoma activity center.

Aside from Taulava and Cruz’s free basketball workshop, Under Armour fans will also be given a chance to unleash their inner Stephen Curry with the UA Basketball Shootout Challenge, where qualified contestants will go head-to-head by showcasing their three-point shooting skills.

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In order to join the basketball clinic and UA Basketball Shootout Challenge, a single receipt purchase of at least P2,000 from August 12 to August 13 at the Under Armour TriNoma brand house will earn an exclusive pass to the festivities and a chance to take home awesome prizes.

Under Armour’s TriNoma brand house, the sporting apparel’s fifth branch in the Philippines and fourth in Metro Manila, is expected to have the top-of-the-line Curry 2.5 and the highly-acclaimed UA Charged Bandit 2 on its shelves.

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Designed for NBA’s most prolific point guard, Curry 2.5 is molded in synthetic upper that is wrapped closely around the foot for a lightweight and precise fit.

In addition, Curry 2.5 has an external PU shell that provides durable support and structure as well as an external shank and heel counter that delivers locked-in stability through heel, arch and forefoot to maintain balance.

Make sure to follow Under Armour Philippines via @underarmourph on Instagram and Twitter as well as Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/underarmoursea.

Under Armour Holds Women’s Day Celeb in the Philippines

Last March 12, Under Armour Philippines held an intimate activity-packed day for women influencers, bloggers, fitness enthusiasts and brand ambassadors in celebration of International Women’s Day. The event, held at the Shangri-la Edsa Plaza Hotel’s Chi Spa, engaged the participants to get armoured to a full day of fitness and wellness.

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PH Armour Day for Women

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MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Under Armour PH engages women to fitness and wellness as part of the celebration of the International Women’s Month. Jam-packed workout activities were held last Saturday, March 12, 2016 at the EDSA Shangri-La Chi Spa. Notable women influencers, media personalities, trainers and UA athletes and ambassadors graced the said event.

EDSA Shangri-La as our official venue with the Chi Spa made our Women of Will experience first hand the “voyage to Istanbul” a Luxury Hammam Spa, with their guest Turkish masseuse, which is exclusively offered only this March 16 to 19.

Sports and fitness experts, Olympians and national coach and new Under Armour PH ambassadors, Jim Saret and Toni Saret had their fitness talk, sharing more about their fitness events and inviting all to come and take part. Gretchen Ho shared amazing practical tips on how to get fit within a busy schedule, and we are privileged to have the actress turned into fitness trainer, and also a new Under Armour PH ambassador, Bubbles Paraiso lead our yoga session.

These notable women personalities got the chance to experience the Armour Bra and seamless sports underwear, which made them so impressed with the brand. 

The Armour Bra, which offers all levels of impact and gives superior support, comfort and still has the feminine styling. These bras will remove all limits of women on their workouts, they will not be unsupported, not be restricted and not be uncomfortable. 

Complete women’s line, such as the studio lux, women seamless sports undies and Armour Bra are now available at the following Under Armour brand houses, UA Bonifacio Global City, BHS, UA Megamall, UA UP Town Center, and is available at selected sports specially stores of Toby’s, Planet Sports, Runnr, Olympic Village all over Metro Manila and key cities in Cebu and Cagayan De Oro.