Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady won the Fury FC lightweight title. After five rounds of action ‘Pride of Palestine’ was awarded the win and the championship belt by the judges.
Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady vs. Michael Murphy
The Palestinian entered the cage sporting a 13 – 3 record. A former Desert Force and Brave CF title holder, and LFA veteran scored his fourth consecutive win. He remains unbeaten in the promotion.
Murphy was riding a four-fight winning streak prior to this championship affair. Unfortunately for him, the streak came to an end and he also lost his unbeaten status in Fury FC.
After 25 minutes of fighting Al-Selwady was rendered a winner. The judges scored the bout in his favor as follows: 50-45, 49-46, 45-40.
The Palestinian’s campaign for a UFC contract
Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady made it clear, that his main goal is to become a UFC fighter. During his post-fight interview, he called out UFC president Dana White to finally present him with an offer:
As mentioned earlier, Al-Selwady is no stranger to the championship gold. As mentioned earlier, he held titles in both Desert FC and Brave CF. Even then he was calling out UFC to give him a chance. After making a name for himself on the Middle East MMA circuit Al-Selwady switched his focus to the U.S. regional scene. After a single LFA appearance, he continued to stack up his winning streak in Fury FC. Each victory was followed by a call out toward Dana White and UFC. With his resume and impressive wins, it looks like just a matter of time before he’ll be finally offered the contract, that he dreams of.