Mohammad Fakhreddine has proven over and over again that he is one of the iconic fighters in the region. Holding a professional mixed martial arts record of 10-1, Mohammad Fakhreddine had always set his sight for the gold. Emerging to become one of the key faces of mixed martial arts in the Middle East, he is a growing celebrity that local MMA practitioners aspire to become. With hundreds of fans and supporters from the region backing him, and full support from “Team Shogun”, his upcoming opportunity to seize the welterweight championship is one of his career highlights.
Ever since his amateur debut fight back in 2012 that ended in a first round TKO corner stoppage victory for him, Fakhreddine has been on a roll, destroying top contenders that cross his path and not looking back. His claim to fame in the Arab region was his back to back KO and TKO victories over hard as nail opponents in the Desert Force, claiming its middleweight title before deciding to vacate it and cut down to compete as a welterweight, a decision that paid in dividends. In addition to taking part as the red team coach on the first season of Desert Force Al Academiya, which was actually the first ever fighter reality show in the Middle East, Fakhreddine continued to gain several other notable accomplishments. With his only defeat coming by way of submission facing the talented Jordanian fighter Jarrah Al-Silawi, Fakhreddine came back hungrier and more determined than ever, getting his revenge by defeating Al-Silawi in a tightly close nit split decision.
Throughout his career, Fakhreddine has thus far scored victories over huge names such as Tarek Suleiman, Thabet Agha, Georges Eid, Amr Wahman, Aniss Alhajjajy in Desert Force, as well as Marcus Vinicius Cruz and most recently Lukasz Witoz at Brave Combat Federation. His style of entertaining sprawl and brawl is charged with aggressive and devastating hay-maker swings. Finishing 7 of his fights by KO or TKO and scoring only one submission victory, he has gone only twice to the distance.
Other than being one of the cornerstone individuals to help develop and boom the sport of MMA in the Middle East and a key ambassador of the sport, Fakhreddine has set his eyes set on the grandest prize in his career, the Brave Combat Federation Welterweight Championship. Fakhreddine has created a revolution to break the stereotype about the Arab mixed martial arts fighters. This has indeed contributed his share of opening up the gate for several local Arab enthusiasts to follow.
Fakhreddine will compete in Brave Combat Federation (BRAVE 8) that is set to take place in Brazil on August 12 and will be holding the Lebanese flag while empowered by all of those in the Arab world that want to see another victory for “The Latest”.