Abdul Kareem Al-Selwady continues his winning streak. At Fury FC 69 he stopped Chris Pecero in the very first round. This was Al Selwady’s third consecutive win during his stint on the American MMA circuit.
The Dallas crowd witnessed a bloody finish to Al-Selwady and Pecero’s affair when the Palestinian dished a punishment on his opponent with his ground and pound. The referee stopped the bout at 2:44 of Round 1. Now the Middle East representative rides a three-fight winning streak. He’s undefeated in the Fury FC, as he previously defeated Nick Compton. Al-Selwedy was also successful in his LFA debut, as he TKO’d Jake Sebastian in the very first round.
And even his most recent achievements are quite impressive, Al-Selwady has already proven himself on the Middle East MMA scene.
Abdul Kareem Al-Selwady’s stint on the regional stage
The ‘Pride of Palestine” was born in Balton Rouge, Louisiana. However, he and his family moved to Jordan when he was 13 years old. Seven years later he relocated to Dallas, Texas.
Al-Selwady was influenced by his father, a Karate black belt and former pugilist himself. He started training Muay – Thai and after winning championships he made a jump to MMA.
He began his professional MMA career on the regional circuit with a four-fight winning streak. The Palestinian became a force to be reckoned with in the Desert Force promotion. However, he suffered his first loss in a featherweight title fight against Aziz Julaidan at Desert Force 14. Al-Selwady bounced back by defeating Lois Cadet at Desert Force 17.
After that, the time has come for bigger things in his career.
Brave CF stint
Interestingly enough, Abdul Kareem Al-Selwady has been with Brave CF from the very beginning. At the promotion’s first event back in 2016, he submitted Rami Aziz with a rear-naked choke. He secured the next three victories before the final bell. This placed him in a title contender seat.
He challenged for the Brave CF lightweight title at Brave CF 18. The ‘Pride of Palestine’ dethroned then-current champion, Lucas Martins and made a name for himself. During Palestinian’s homecoming, he was welcomed as a hero and the event was covered by various media outlets.
However, Al-Selwady’s reign didn’t last long as he was beaten by Luan Santiago at Brave CF 23. For the first time in his career, he suffered two consecutive losses when he lost to Dumar Roa at Brave CF 29.
Beginning of a new chapter
Like all of us, Abdul Kareem Al-Selwady was affected by a world pandemic. His career was put on a hold for almost two years. However, he was able to return to active competition and switched his focus to the U.S. MMA circuit. Thanks to his accolades and recent victories being shown on UFC Fight Pass he could be on the biggest promotion’s list of talents to sign in the nearest future.