Monster Fighting Championship Announces Heavyweight Headliner

The next main event matchup for Monster Fighting Championship has been announced.

The headliner for what is both SFC 1 as well as MFC 23 features a former Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran. The fistic fireworks are set to transpire in Cairo, Egypt at Cairo Stadium.

Via the @arabsmmadotcom Instagram account that spotlighted the bout news, the post was captioned,

“Hyped! ???????????? Monster Fighting Championship presents SFC 1 & MFC 23! Headlining the event is former UFC fighter, Saparbeg Safarov from Russia ????????, record 10-3 and reigning MFC champion, defends his title against Egypt’s own powerhouse, Amir Ismail! ????????”

“With a professional record of 6-5, Ismail holds the titles of Arab kickboxing champion and Egyptian Kung Fu Sanda champion. It’s good to see you back in action Amir Don’t miss out on the action! Tune in to @monster_fighting_championship live stream on YouTube or catch the event on MMA TV. ???? March 9th at Cairo Stadium.???? #MFC23 #SFC1 #EgyptMMA”


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Amir Ismail fought at Monster FC 1 and will return to the promotion in the coming weeks.

The 40-year-old has a one hundred-100 finishing rate and all of his striking-based wins have taken place in the first round.

The Egyptian native has been a pro-MMA fighter for close to twelve years now.

Ismail has competed with promotions like Egpytian FC, Desert Force, and AUFC to name a few.

Saparbeg Safarov had a four-fight stint in the UFC with his octagon debut transpiring on December 2016 and his last UFC fight, as of this writing, going down on March 2020. That fight saw Safarov go on a three-year-plus hiatus from the cage.

The 37-year-old returned to mixed martial arts competition in May of last year and garnered a first-round finish in the process. Safarov secured a ground-and-pound win over Ramadan Mohammed at the 2:16 mark of their MFP 240 contest.

Safarov has been a professional MMA fighter for nearly fourteen years. The Russian native has also fought for organizations like M1, Tech KREP FC, ProFC, Akhmat Fight Show, and more. He has a near one hundred percent finishing rate and his only win on points was Safarov’s lone UFC win Nicolae Negumereanu via unanimous decision at UFC on ESPN+ 5.

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