Abu Dhabi, UAE: It’s almost time for the first UAE Warriors events of 2022. Live from the Etihad Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE Warriors is proud to bring MMA fans two exciting back-to-back events this weekend.
UAE Warriors 25: Africa takes place this Friday, February 25. This new series of events will be dedicated to showcase some of the best unsigned African talent and provide a global platform for these athletes to advance their careers. The following evening, Saturday, February 26, will see UAE Warriors 26: Arabia 6 go down, displaying some of the best fighters of Arab heritage.
The UAE Warriors 25: Africa main event will see Italian-based Tunisian Wisem Hammami (6-0) take on Shido Soto (5-0) of Angola while ‘The Crazy Cameroonian’ Jaures Dea (7-4) clashes with EFC bantamweight champ Sindile Manengela (8-6) in the co-main event.
The rest of the card features top talent like former Cage Warriors champ Samir Faiddine (12-8), GLORY kickboxing title contender Yousri Belgaroui (2-0), and Bellator veteran Iony Razafiarison (6-3).
At UAE Warriors 26: Arabia 6, Jordan’s Izzeddine Al Derbani (11-2) will meet Lebanon’s Youssef Ghrairi (9-2) in the main event, pitting two of the region’s top athletes against one another. The undefeated Ali Taleb (5-0) will clash with ‘The Cobra’ Mahmoud Mando (5-1) in the co-main event while Netherlands-based Egyptian Mo Elawil (3-0) faces Chakir Haj Haddou (8-0) in a number one contender fight.
Get ready for an action-packed weekend of truly international mixed martial arts action!
Both events will be available to watch live on UFC Fight Pass.
UAE Warriors 25: Africa Fight Card
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Main Event Welterweight
Wisem Hammami (6-0) vs. Shido Soto (5-0)
Co-Main Event Featherweight
Jaures Dea (7-4) vs. Sindile Manengela (8-6)
Samir Faiddine (12-8) vs. Hicham Rachid (9-6)
Eslam Syaha (11-2) vs. Ndidi Alonu (10-2)
Catchweight 194 lb
Yousri Belgaroui (2-0) vs. Ahmed Sami)
Sofiane Boukichou (7-4) vs. Pelu Adetola (7-9)
Iony Razafiarison (6-3) vs. Alice Ngom (1-0)
Catchweight 216 lb
(Mohamed Ali (11-15) vs. Jonathan Bosuku (7-7)
Demezode Agba (Debut) vs. Christopher Bajo (2-1)
Wilson Varela (4-2) vs. Steve Endom Bikim (2-0)
Alphonse Viny Bessala (2-0) vs. Demba Seck (1-0)
Cidiri Cisse (Debut) vs. Cedric Lushima (1-0)
Fight Card Subject to Change
UAE Warriors 26: Arabia Fight Card
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Izzeddine Al Derbani (11-2) vs. Yousif Ghrairi (
Ali Taleb (5-0) vs. Mahmoud Mando (5-1)
Mohammed Elawil (3-0) vs. Chakir Haj Haddou (8-0)
Wasem Anwar (2-0) vs. Issa Salem (5-2)
Catchweight 176.5 lb/80 kg
TBC vs. Georges Eid (8-4)
Hadi Omar Al Hussaini (3-0) vs. Mohamed Salam Awad (1-1)
Catchweight 179 lb/81.2 kg
Mohammad Alaqraa (2-0) vs. Ahmed Saeb (4-5)
Mohammed Bassem (1-1) vs. Mounir Khalifa (3-0)
Catchweight 150 lb/68 kg
Saleem Al Bakri (2-1) vs. Asael Adjoudj (2-1)
Catchweight 117lb/53 kg
Haidy Ahmed (0-0) vs. Jeet Toshi (4-3)
Ra’ed Mohammad Al Jazi (Debut) vs. Ibrahim Al-Faqih Hassan (Debut)