Abdullah Al-Qahtani will make his PFL debut on June 23rd during the final event of promotion’s 2023 regular season. ‘The Reaper’ will go against another newcomer in Lamar Brown.
Professional Fighters League announced Al-Qahtani signing on Wednesday, January 11th by releasing a press statement. As a part of a dual agreement, the Saudi Arabia fighter was allowed to compete both for the PFL and BRAVE Combat Federation. The signing was a part of the promotion’s plan to mark its presence in the Middle East MMA market.
In the mentioned press statement PFL CEO PEter Murray said:
“The Professional Fighters League is committed to growing the sport of MMA and the PFL globally. We are excited about emerging top fighters coming out of the Middle East and our plan to further develop the sport in the region.”
Now the time has come for Al-Qahtani to step into PFL Smartcage for the very first time.
Abdullah Al-Qahtani vs. Lamar Brown: fighters’ profiles
The fighter from Saudi Arabia known as ‘The Reaper’ is a BRAVE CF alumnus with a 5 – 1 record. His sole defeat came as a result of the judges’ decision when he lost to Ilyor Bakhtiyar Uulu at BRAVE CF 62. Prior to this, he stacked up a five-fight winning streak. He was rendered a winner by the judges on four different occasions. His only finish was a TKO win over Nejc Preložnik at BRAVE CF 56. Al-Qahtani also holds a single amateur MMA submission win over Mohammed Dogani.
Lamar Brown sports a similar professional MMA record of 4 – 1. He began his career with a decision loss but later bounced back with four consecutive wins. Three of them were decision victories and the other one was a technical win. However, the American fighter has a 3 – 1 amateur MMA record with one K.O. finish to his name. Unlike on the professional circuit, he learned how it feels to tap out due to submission. Most recently he was submitted by Logan Santos at B2FS Pro Grappling Series event.
Due to both fighters’ records is safe to say that fight will go the distance. However, Abdullah Al-Qahtani could attempt to submit his opponent as it looks to be the only chink in his armor. He also could push the pace through the entirety of the bout, as he has more experience fighting top-caliber of opposition than Brown. This could win him the favor of the judges and the bout in general.