Kuwait’s long running mixed martial arts promotion GFC (Gladiators Fighting Championship) is set to make a return after a 9 months hiatus. The September 11 fight card, hosted at Al Safir Hotel, will be headlined by Bahrain’s KHK MMA team member Eldar Eldarov, and US opponent Tanner”The Hammer” Saraceno.
Hailing from Russia, Eldar holds a professional record of 6-1, with his only loss coming against UFC’s No.3 ranked lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Eldar was initially scheduled to face Derrick “DK” Kennington (8-6) from the United States who was replaced by Tanner “The Hammer” Saraceno (2-1-0) after suffering from an elbow injury. Tanner is the USFFC (US Freedom Fighter Championship) middleweight champion, and has recently taken part in the 2015 WWE ‘Tough Enough’ event.
GFC 8 fight card also features Jordanian brothers Ihab Janeb (2-0) and Yazan Janeb (1-0) who will be facing Algerian opponents Mohammed Saied and Jean Philippe respectively. Ihab, the first black belt under Team Source in Jordan, earned all of his victories at the European Cage Warriors Fighting Championship. Yazan made his professional debut at Cage Warriors as well, scoring an impressive TKO victory after 7 amateur fights in the promotion.
Also on the card is Kuwaiti Nasser Mutreb who will be facing French opponent Cedric. Fares Al Khatib from Jordan will square off against local favorite Abdallah Al Hajri. Anvar Chergezov will face Ukrainian Askar Mozharov. Daniel Cooper from USA will face Mohammad Qaddah from Syria, and Alaa Sayalah from Egypt against Mohammed Bachir from Syria.
Fight Card: (Subject to changes and additions)
- Eldar Eldarov Vs. Tanner Saraceno, Eldar Eldarov, Round 2 via Submission
- Ihab Janeb Vs Mohammed Saeid, Mohammed Saeid, Round 3 via TKO
- Yazan Janeb Vs Jean Philippe, Jean Philippe, Round 1 via KO
- Nasser Alenzi Vs Cedric Rozczko, Nasser Alenzi, Round 1
- Fares al Khatib Vs Abdallah Al Hajri, Fares al Khatib, Round 3 via TKO
- Anvar Chergezov Vs Askar Mozharov, Anvar Chergezov, Round 1
- Daniel Cooper Vs Mohammad Qaddah, Mohammad Qaddah, Round 3 via Unanimous Decision
- Alaa Sayalah Vs Mohammed Bachir, Mohammed Bachir, Round 2 via TKO
Stay tuned on ArabsMMA.com for the official fight card and results.