African Fighting Championship, also named AFC, has officially announced its inaugural event for Nov. 4, 2017 featuring both pro and amateur MMA fight cards.
AFC’s first fight night includes 12 professional fights and 7 amateur fights, bringing together talented and upcoming prospects from North Africa and the region.
The main and co-main events have not been assigned yet, but so far, there’s a ton of names that fight fans are used to seeing.
According to AFC officials, Jordanian standout, Ezzedine Alderbani, famously known for his highlight reel KO at Desert Force championship against Hamza Kooheji has been booked for the event . Al Derbane is the Desert Force interim champion, and will be fighting this September at the Phoenix 3 event taking place in London.
Other bookings include Tunisia’s own Desert Force Al Academiya Season 3 finalist Abdulrahman Dridi, and MMA veteran Mahmoud Salama, one of the biggest names on the Egyptian MMA scene.
AFC 1 also brings US heavyweight and former Bellator fighter Maurice Jackson.
Tunisia’s first MMA promotion, African Fighting Championship, is being organized in collaboration with MAC Management and Tunisian Fighter. The concept was born to cater African fighters, particularly North Africans, and provide them with a solid stage to exhibit their skills.
The Maghreb has always been a breeding ground to some of the region’s exceptional talents, the likes of Tunisia’s Mounir Lazzez, Morocco’s Ottman Azaitar and Anas Siraj Mounir, Algeria’s Elias Boudegzdame, Abdelqader Souwane and Mohamed Sayah, and many others.
It’s bodies like AFC that help spread and speed-track the growth of this sport, giving this fighting nation’s prospects the opportunities they deserve.