The Desert Force middleweight (84Kg) division has been lacking life lately, we have to admit. With notable fighters the likes of Mohammad Fakhreddine, Hashem Arkhagha, Abdullah Bou Hamdan, and Tarek Suleiman deciding to shift weight classes, the middleweight division seems to be almost out of legitimate contenders.
However, two elite names still holding on to this division strike as a huge match-up! Mohammad Karaki and Ibrahim El Sawi.
With Desert Force officials announcing Al Academiya Season Three Coaches, this match up is most likely going to happen sooner than expected!
Mohammad Karaki, former Lebanese Desert Force light heavyweight champion, has recently dropped to the middleweight division. With a 5-0 record as a professional, the former light heavyweight champion decided to abandon his title in order to fight as a middle weight. Karaki made his successful middle weight debut in Desert Force 14 against Nouredin El Zaar, who fought bravely at very late notice, but got submitted in the first round via the champ’s favorite triangle choke. The Lebanese is surely one of the best fighters in Desert Force, having finished all his fights in the first round earning him ArabsMMA top pound for pound Lebanese fighter.
Ibrahim El Sawi on the other hand is one of the most recognized faces in the Desert Force promotion. With a professional record of 5-2, El Sawi has been a serious nightmare for all his opponents finishing 4 out of 5 fights in the first round, 3 of which by way of knockout. With big power in both his hands, good striking skills and a gigantic figure at 84Kg’s, everyone knows that it’s lights out for anybody the moment El Sawi connects to the chin.
This match up is going to be a classic! Karaki has the edge in the submission skills whereas El Sawi can finish with any good strike that lands.
This is one of those fights that will answer so many questions that come to mind.
Stay tuned on ArabsMMA and find out.