It may have been a long road back to fighting form, but Ramy “The Russian” Hamed (3-0) is back and will jump straight into the welterweight deep end for his cage return.
Known for his highlight-reel finishes and thrilling brawls, Hamed appeared well on his way to achieving No. 1 contender status last year. Not only had he been steadily climbing the 77Kg ranks upon joining the Desert Force roster in 2015, he quickly placed himself as one of the most dreaded fighters in the division.
With three first round finishes, Hamed is now riding a 3 win streak in the promotion’s toughest division. In his latest outing, Hamed hammered the Algerian Soufien Oudina to earn a first round TKO win in one of the best fights in Desert Force 18.
However, his momentum quickly came to a grinding halt.
Following his victory over Oudina, Ramy Hamed was forced to undergo surgery to repair an injured knee and has been on the sidelines for the last 12 months.
“The Russian” is set to challenge welterweight contender Jarrah Al Selawi in the main card of Desert Force 24 in Abu Dhabi this September.
Despite his time away from active competition, Hamed doesn’t seem worried about ring rust.
“I am more than ready now for this fight. I am here to put on a big show. I’ll show my secrets to Jarrah when fight night comes.”
Ramy Hamed was originally slated to meet Jarrah in Desert Force 23 this May, but injury was not ready to let go.
“I was set to face Jarrah in the last Desert Force event in Beirut, but I did not recover as expected.”
Two of the best stand up fighters meet on the 5th of September in Abu Dhabi as Hamed faces his toughest opponent to date, Jarrah Al Selawi. Who you got for this one?