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Jesse Arnett vs. Ali AlQaisi II – fight preview

UAE Warriors 33 will be headlined by a featherweight title rematch as Jesse Arnett will once again take on Ali AlQaisi. The matchup is the result of the Canadian’s promise for an immediate rematch. Arnett promised it to AlQaisi due to a controversial finish of their first meeting. 

Incident at UAE Warriors 30

The two of them met before back in July. The UAE Warriors featherweight title scrap was stopped by the doctor in the second round. The reason was a cut that AlQaisi suffered. The former champion showed his frustration by screaming at the official and doctor. He even went after victorious Arnett, who promised him a rematch mere seconds before. 

Rematch at UAE Warriors 33 

Arnett comes out of his title win against Alqasi. Now he will enter UAE Warriors cage riding a two-fight winning streak. He previously beat Khadzhimurad Gasanguseynov at UAE Warriors 28. Interestingly enough, ‘Big Cat’ was riding a twelve-fight winning streak on the Canadian regional MMA circuit. After its’ end, he bounced back between wins and losses. Winning the UAE Warriors championship belt is a highlight of his eleven years career. 

AlQaisi was riding a four-fight winning streak but lost the aforementioned title fight back in July. This was his first loss in two years. The Jordan fighter became the featherweight champion at UAE Warriors 24 by beating Do Gyeom Lee. He defended the belt once at UAE Warriors 29, where he defeated Ahmed Faress. Previously in his career, he enjoyed three-fight and five-fight winning streaks. AlQaisi is a Brave CF and UFC alumni. However, he didn’t win a single fight inside the octagon. Now he enjoys much more success inside the UAE Warriors cage despite the most recent setback.

Fight prediction

Arnett has a 20 – 8 professional MMA record with 11 of his wins coming with the submission. He taped out most of his opponents during the first and second rounds, with only one opponent being submitted in the third outing. The Canadian has only four KO/TKO wins to his name. 

The Jordanian fighter sports a 12 – 6 record. He was awarded half of his wins by the judges. He also has 4 submission victories, which he mostly secured in the opening round. When it comes to KO/TKO finishes, he has two of them. Both took place in the first rounds of respected bouts. 

The first fight didn’t provide much information due to a doctor’s stoppage. It’s safe to say that both fighters will want to pick it up, where they finished. AlQaisi will not want to leave anything in hands of an in-ring referee, doctor, or judges. He will probably look to finish Arnett before the final bell. On the other hand, the Canadian now has a champion’s advantage and it will come as no surprise if he will be more cautious in his offensive. ‘Big Cat’ could be looking for a finish if an opportunity will present itself.

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