UAE Warriors 13 is set to showcase a stacked fight card at Dubai, United Arab Emirates on September 25, 2020. The main event will feature the undefeated Englishman, Chi Lewis-Parry defending his heavyweight championship against the UFC veteran, Fabio Maldanado. The fight card features athletes from 18 nations clashing at UAE.
The event will be broadcasted LIVE on Abu Dhabi Sports as well as on UAE Warriors YouTube Channel. The fight night is unique to the return of multiple Arab superstars including Abdulla Al Bousheiri, Agshin Babaev, Tarek Suleiman, Hashem Arkhagha, Islam Mamedov, and Omar Hussein.
UAE Warriors have been successful in nurturing Arab superstars who had a global impact on the sport. Over the time UAE Warriors have grown into a major destination for Arab fighters in the region. The promotion was among the first in the sports sector in the region to adapt to the challenges raised by the COVID-19 pandemic and host events successfully.
The event also marks the largest in the region after the commercial success of the Fight Island hosted by the UFC. Abu Dhabi dared the odds with its infrastructure and leadership to host the top MMA organization in the world earlier during the month of July. Among multiple factors that contributed to the rise of Abu Dhabi as the top destination for MMA in the region is the record-shattering pay-per-view buys of UFC 251.
Also added to the card is a heavyweight bout pitting Oli Thompson (22-10) against Chris Barnett (20-6). The other addition is a featherweight fight pitting Juares Dea (7-2) against Xavier Alaoui (10-3).
UAE Warriors 13, Abu Dhabi, September 25th
- Chi Lewis-Parry ?? (c) vs. Fábio Maldonado ?? (For Heavyweight Title)
- Abdulla Al Bousheiri ?? vs. Dean Barry ?? (Welterweight)
- Agshin Babaev ?? vs. Gi Bum Moon ?? (Featherweight)
- Piotr Walawski ?? vs. Tarek Suleiman ?? (Middleweight)
- Christina Stelliou ?? vs. Casey O’Neill ??????? (Flyweight)
- Hashem Arkhagha ?? vs. Yuri Fraga ?? (Middleweight)
- Oli Thompson ??????? vs. Chris Barnett ?? (Heavyweight)
- Juares Dea ?? vs. Xavier Alaoui ?? (Featherweight)
- Kyung Pyo Kim ?? vs. Islam Mamedov ?? (Lightweight)
- Omar Hussein ?? vs. Sasha Palatnikov ?? (Middleweight)
- Topnoi Tigermuaythai ?? vs. Isaac Pimentel ?? (Bantamweight)
Hari Bhagirath is the former Chief Creative Officer at BRAVE Combat Federation. Currently, he heads Strategic Relations and Financial Communication for a major Fortune 100 organization. He is also the co-founder of Totem Capital, a private wealth management initiative.