2015 has marked many firsts for Desert Force MMA championship; the first Desert Force event in Lebanon, the first Al Academiya to be filmed in Saudi Arabia, and next up, the first DF event to be hosted in land of the Pharaohs Egypt.
Al Academiya Season 3 is already airing on MBC Action for another season full of testosterone driven Arab Reality TV. This season, welterweights and middleweights have collided in Al Academiya with two coaches who have taken up the challenge of putting amateurs into shape for a professional career. For the red team, El Sawi from Egypt and the current middleweight champion has taken up the reins. The Blue team is headed by Mohamed Karaki, the former champion in the light heavyweight division.
The two coaches are set to meet in a season ending fight this December at Desert Force’s 19th installment, taking place for the first time ever in Egypt.
Mohammad Karaki (5-0), who has recently dropped to the middleweight, made a successful debut in the division at Desert Force 14 submitting Nouredin El Zaar. The Lebanese is surely one of the best fighters in Desert Force, having finished all his fights in the first round earning him ArabsMMA top pound for pound Lebanese fighter.
Ibrahim El Sawi on the other hand is one of the most recognized faces in the Desert Force promotion. With a professional record of 5-2, El Sawi has been a serious nightmare for all his opponents finishing 4 out of 5 fights in the first round, 3 of which by way of knockout. With big power in both his hands and a gigantic figure at 84Kg’s, everyone knows that it’s lights out for anybody the moment El Sawi connects to the chin.
Karaki has the edge in the submission skills whereas El Sawi, who also has the home advantage, can finish with any good strike that lands. This match up is going to be a classic!
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