Elias Boudegzdame | ArabsMMA’s ‘Submission of the Year Award’ Winner


2016 has been a stellar year in the Arab MMA scene. We witnessed history made left right and center, new champions rise and reigning stars fall.

For this, ArabsMMA has launched the 2016 “ArabsMMA Submission of the Year” and “ArabsMMA Knockout of the Year” awards voting polls. Fans had the chance to cast their vote for the finish they believed to be number 1!

It’s now time to give out our awards and honour those that have entertained and shocked us.

In the ‘Submission of the Year’ voting poll which closed on January 15th, Algerian fighter Elias Boudegzdame lead the ranks. His impressive submission against Walel Watson at Brave 2, gaining 61% of the votes.

Elias Boudegzdame scored a sensational first round stoppage over Walel Watson via Kimura. This was the biggest victory of his career at the Brave 2: Dynasty event which took place on December 2nd in Bahrain.

Watch the submission again here:

Coming in at number 2 is Abdulkareem Al Selwady’s submission over Rami Aziz at Brave 1, followed by David Bear’s submission of Mohamed Ghorabi at Desert Force 20.

Very well deserved Elias Boudegzdame!

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