Kick-start your MMA year with UAE Warriors who take over Mubadala Arena on January 31st with 11 fights including Seb Eubank, Ahmed Labban, Elias Boudegzdame and the colossal Alexandru Lungu.
We’re big fans of UAE Warriors, the MMA organisation founded in 2012 in Abu Dhabi, and will be cage-side to catch all the action live. This one promises to be a thriller packed with local fan favourites and international stars.
In total, 22 fighters hailing from 17 different nations will battle it out. Our picks of the fighters to watch include…
A pro boxer, Dubai resident and the son of boxing legend Chris Eubank. He’s the latest member of the celebrity family to stamp a mark in the fighting world and the first to make the jump to MMA.
One of the leading Emirati Nationals in the sport and a Bellator veteran. Yahya will no doubt be aiming for a repeat performance of his last bout, which ended with a swift and impressive first-round TKO.
Weighing in at a hefty 25 stone, this Judo world champ packs a mean punch, while he’s also nimble on his feet having featured on ‘Dancing with the Stars’. He’ll be facing off against Lebanese strongman and charismatic fan favourite Roman Wehbe. Expect the arena to shake!
Meet the UFC Stars
The action isn’t confined to the octagon however, as a number of UFC stars will be witnessing the spectacle and meeting the fans – most notably UFC reality show winner Michael Chiesa who will be cornering his training partner, also a UFC veteran, Austin Arnett.
UAE Warriors 10 takes place on January 31st and will be broadcast live on Abu Dhabi Sports 4 and 6 while you can also stream the action live on www.fite.tv and www.mmatv.co.uk. Tickets are available at Virgin Megastores.
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