Abu Dhabi Fighting Championship (ADFC) is back after being away for more than 2 years!! I-See entertainment brings back ADFC this December, 2013 after releasing “Al Batal” the first ever locally produced all-Arab MMA reality TV show, breaking boundaries and exposing MMA to the MENA region.
No information is officially released yet on the upcoming event in December, but rumor has it that UAE favorite Khalid Walid (2-0) who has competed in Desert Force and multiple local and international BJJ tournaments as a brown belt will be on the card along with Syrian born Ammar “Rock” Tchalabi (3-1) who also competed in regional and international MMA promotions.
Heavyweight Champion Marcos Oliviera (5-3) looks to comeback and earn a rematch against Shamil as already stated in his interview with ArabsMMA:
Everyday since that loss I think about a rematch. Nothing personal against him, I just need to prove myself that I’m better than that and prove my doubters wrong.I made the biggest mistake on that night, I wasn’t supposed to fight due to some recurring injuries which affected my training progress. However, I didn’t want to cancel the fight and disappoint myself, my coach, the organizers of the event and most importantly the people who came to support me and watch me fight.It’s a lesson to be learnt and I will come back stronger, I promise.
He has the belt now, and I’m coming back to take it from him. You will see the true and “Ready” “Santra Cruz”
Presented under the patronage of H. H. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, ADFC is the largest and most popular Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion in the GCC region.
The promotion launched with an open-weight grand prix in MMA, the first of its kind in the region. Eight International Mixed Martial Artists competed in the championship for the 1 Million Dirham Grand Prize which was to be the reward to the champion, also crowned the 1st ever ADFC Champion and who was to don the 1st ever ADFC Title Belt. The open-weight championship took place over three events, the first of which was on May 14th, 2010, and the last of which saw the crowning of the ADFC Champ Shamil Abdirahimov defeating Marcos Oliveira on March 11th, 2011 and receiving the Grand Prize of 1,000,000 Dirhams.
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