UAE Warriors returns with another
Abu Dhabi: After a thrilling weekend of international MMA which took place at the Etihad Arena on Yas Island at the end of February, UAE Warriors is back this week with another triple-header of events, showcasing the best of MMA from around the globe.
UAE Warriors 38: Africa – Friday, March 17
UAE Warriors 39 – Saturday, March 18
UAE Warriors 40: Arabia – Sunday, March 19
‘UAE Warriors 38: Africa’ will take place on Friday, March 17, and will feature some of the best fighters from the African continent. Former EFC champion & UAE Warriors title challenger Sylvester Chipfumbu (8-5) will headline the event opposite submission specialist Imad Bouamri (6-5) while Comoros’ Kevin Oumar (8-4) takes on Egypt’s Abdul Elwahab Saeed (7-3) in the co-main event.
The following night, Saturday, March 18, ‘UAE Warriors 39’ will see a host of top international fighters in action. Top Austrian fighter Mochamed Machaev (12-1) meets Kazakhstan’s Bagdos Olzhabay (13-3) in an exciting main event between two of the best featherweight prospects in the world today.
While the main event features two promotional newcomers, the co-main event will have two of the top bantamweights in the planet go head-to-head as former UAE Warriors champion Vinicius de Oliveira (17-3) clashes with former ONE & Rizin fighter Hikaru Yoshino (12-2). Elsewhere on this card, we will see the UAE Warriors debuts of UFC veterans Mark Striegl (18-4) and Alex da Silva (21-4) as well as fighters representing over fifteen nations around the globe.
Lastly, ‘UAE Warriors 40: Arabia’ will round-off this incredible weekend on Sunday, March 19, with two massive title fights. Triple-champion Ali AlQaisi (13-6) – pictured above – will put his UAE Warriors Arabia featherweight title on the line in a rematch against Egypt’s Ahmed Faress (17-7) in the main event while Badreddine Diani (5-2) will make the first defense of his UAE Warriors Arabia welterweight title against the man he originally beat to win the inaugural title, Abdullah Boushehri (9-3).
All three events will take place at the Etihad Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi and will be available to watch around the world on UFC Fight Pass.