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Mega MMA Fight Event Coming Up in Dubai This May

Swedish boxing star Badou Jack is bringing a first-of-its-kind MMA and Boxing event to FIVE Palm Jumeirah next Friday, 3rd May, with a line-up of 26 martial artists.

Fight night at FIVE Palm Jumeirah

From 7-11 pm, cruiserweight boxing star Viddal Riley, Dubai-based boxer Mohammad Ali Bayat and a line-up of boxers and martial artists will take part in 14 fights. One of the most hotly-anticipated is Rilley and Bayat’s face-off. The fight night will be shown live on Fite.TV, and will be aired in over 175 countries worldwide.

Tickets priced from Dhs 500

Individual seating packages start from Dhs 500-1,000 and table packages are priced from Dhs10,000-15,000. Every table can seat up to 10 people. The fight night is set to host a plethora of former boxing champions and local stars, including former light-welterweight world champion Amir Khan, the legendary “Jazzie” Jeff Mayweather, YouTube star Mo Vlogs and social media sensation Omar Borkan. For reservations, call 058 880 0697.

Dawn of a new era for combat spots in Dubai?

With rumours swirling about UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov set to fight in Dubai this September, it could pave the way to establish Dubai as a hub for combat sporting events in the region. Badou Jack, the two-division world champion and promoter behind the event, promises to bring more fight nights in our city. He says, “I am looking forward to bringing a lot of excitement to Dubai with some very entertaining combat sports events.”