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Georges Bardawil Submits Philippe Massoud With Style
Jeddah – Desert Force Al Academiya Season 2 Finale took place in Jeddah, KSA with 2 Lebanese Bantamweight fighters reaching the Finale stage and going to battle that night. George Bardawil, who trains under Wissam Abi nader at Tristar Lebanon faced Phillipe Massoud from Knockout Academy in another first round ending fight that night.
After being knocked out of the show with a controversial decision, Bardawil came back to prove that he was the toughest challenger in the house submitting Massoud in a stylistic fashion. Bardawil managed to take his opponent down early in the first round, set up a vicious triangle then going to a Kimura from that. Massoud, unable to do much showed great heart surviving in this triangle and giving it his all to escape yet coming short.
That’s surely a first in Desert Force showing that the sport is evolving one show after another.
An emotional Bardawil took the chance to dedicate this fight to the Lebanese Army who are always ready to defend and protect his country.
The bantamweight fight was part of Monday’s Desert Force 14 event in Arena, Jeddah. It aired live on MBC Action as part of the televised Main card.
With the likes of Ricardo Rubeiz and Joeshwa Mortada tuning his skills, and of course the watchful eye of head coach Wissam Abi Nader, this kid could be one of the top Bantamweights in Desert Force. Period.