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11 bouts, 22 fighters from 17 countries, a 25 stone judo legend, a renowned Lebanese strong man and one of the Eubanks. Yup, it’s fair to say that UAE Warriors will be pulling no punches when it springs to life this Friday.

And we were lucky enough to get some one-on-one time with some of the big-name fighters ahead of the royal rumble in Abu Dhabi.

Roman Wehbe

This heavyweight MMA fighter from Lebanon has a big local following. Which is not surprising, as he’s as fun to watch fight as he is to interview!

We caught up with him to talk about his battle with the giant – and we mean GIANT – Alexandru Lungu. The Judo world champion weighs in at 155kg. Which to put it in context, is pretty much the whole Dubailad team added together.

Seb Eubank

A pro boxer, Dubai resident and the son of boxing legend Chris Eubank, we caught up with Seb to talk Dad, reality TV and Dubai.  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.

Mohammad Yahya

Lastly, we sat down with Emirati fighter Mohammad Yahya.

The featherweight MMA fighter has six wins from his eight battles, with an impressive five wins via KO/TKO.

And he had plenty to say when we asked him about representing the UAE, how he made the move into MMA and his strategy for the upcoming UAE Warriors fight.

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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