“The Latest” Mohammad Fakhreddine is looking to leave his mark in the PFL as he is booked against UFC veteran “Marreta” Thiago Santos. This light heavyweight showdown has been booked for PFL 4 on June 8.
Mohammad Fakhreddine vs Thiago Santos
Lebanon’s Mohammad Fakhreddine had a legendary run in BRAVE CF as he was able to capture the Middleweight and Light Heavyweight world titles. The 38-year-old athlete made history as one of the only two-division champions in the organization’s history. Overall, Fakhreddine has become a crowd favorite with a career record of 15-5 and has won over 80% of his fights by way of KO/TKO.
Thiago Santos, of Brazil, is a UFC veteran who now competes in the PFL. “Marreta” will be well familiar to MMA fans having fought names such as Jon “Bones” Jones, Jan Blachowicz, Glover Teixeira, and Gegard Mousasi, among several others.
Both Santos and Fakhreddine are in need of a win as both lost in their respective PFL debuts earlier in 2023. With a win, either man could move forward in the PFL annual $1,000,000 tournament. Considering the knockout power each man possesses, and the stakes, fans are expecting this match to be fireworks.
“The Latest” Fakhreddine is well aware of the position he finds himself in. In a post on Instagram, he explained:
“June 8th. This won’t be just the biggest fight in my career this will be bigger than everything I ever done. We both need this win to move on to the playoffs and we both need a finish. I also know not a lot of ppl are giving me a chance against a legend like Santos but yet again like always am just an underdog.”
Mo Fakhreddine capturing world titles with power
During his time in BRAVE CF, Fakhreddine left fond memories with fans as he was able to capture multiple world titles by way of knockout. The Lebanese athlete was able to earn the Middle and Light Heavyweight thrones with his impressive power.
In 2020, at Brave CF 41, Fakhreddine stopped Daniel Pereira in the fourth round via knockout and was able to walk away with the middleweight crown.
Later on, in 2022 at BRAVE CF 57, the Lebanese MMA fighter stopped Mohamed Said Maalem to earn the vacant light heavyweight world title.
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