Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady gets a title opportunity at Fury FC 75. He will face Michael Murphy and the winner will be crowned Fury FC lightweight champion. The event takes place on February 17 at Gilley’s Dallas in Texas, USA. The fight card will air on the UFC Fight Pass streaming platform.
Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady vs. Michael Murphy
Al-Selwady is a proud representative of his home country of Palestine. Even his nickname “Pride of Palestine” reflects that. He often uses the platform that is MMA to voice his concern and promote the place of his birth.
When it comes to fighting the Palestinian fighter has a 13 – 3 record. A Desert Force, Brave CF, and LFA alumni currently enjoys a three-fight winning streak. Two of these victories were secured with a TKO finish in the very first round.
With eight TKO/KO wins and only a few losses, Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady aims for a place on the UFC roster.
Murphy will try to throw a wrench in his plans. The Texas native sports an 8 – 4 – 1 record and rides a four-fight winning streak. However, three of these wins were awarded to him by the judges. Like his Palestinian counterpart, he also has an unblemished record in Fury FC.
As mentioned earlier, Al-Selwady has eight stoppages to his name. He also secured two tap-outs and was declared the winner on three different occasions. All of his losses were TKO/KO stoppages. Also, all of them came within the first 5 minutes of the fight.
Murphy has only three stoppages in his record. He also secured two submission victories. The aforementioned decision wins are part of his current winning streak. He tapped out once and lost by judges’ decision on three different occasions.
Al-Selwady will probably look for a quick finish. The longer the fight will continue the more Murphy’s chances will rise. The American could want to make it a grinding, fifteen-minute-long affair with judges giving him a win.
Bassil Badre Hafez vs. Evan Cuttis
In the main – event Bassil Badre Hafez will challenge for the Fury FC welterweight title. This also will be Cuttis’ first defense.
Hafez has a 7 – 3 – 1 professional MMA record. On the other hand, the American fighter sports a 15 – 5 record and rides a five-fight winning streak. This makes him a heavy favorite in the upcoming title bout.