Earlier this year, Desert Force President Mohammad Mirza wouldn’t discuss or speculate on a possible rematch between the Desert Force “Al Academiya” lightweight finalists. But it appears that everyone want this to happen!
During a Post-Desert Force media scrum, Mirza was asked about a possible rematch to set the record straight. Mirza was tight-lipped and said that this fight had its ups ‘n downs, and he will work something out to handle the situation.
I personally believed El Rayyis was going to win by a late TKO, but let’s face it, Hamdeh proved everyone wrong this time. The fight ended Via armbar and the roar of the audience made clear that they were pleased.
After watching this fight, it’s evident that Tareq Hamdeh is no George St. Pierre, but he still managed to submit one of the best lightweights in Desert Force. Maybe El Rayyis should work more on his grappling. Perhaps he underestimated Hamdeh.
Do the readers believe Elias El Rayyis will ask for a rematch?