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WRAPUP-feat brings you the latest and best news from the world of mixed martial arts. To make sure nobody misses out on the major news from the last couple of weeks , we bring the new bi-weekly “Wrap Ups” sponsored by Sayfco Holding. Sayfco Holding is major real estate developer and passionate supporter of MMA in Lebanon.

The airwaves have been preoccupied by Desert Force Al Academiya which is well into its third season. Who will claim the title this season? The Gladiators Fighting Championship is back with a bang while the Abu Dhabi Warriors third event comes to a successful close. In other news, Syria’s own Jarjis Danho signs with the UFC.

The Warriors Returned To Abu Dhabi


The fans at IPIC Arena got it all on a night when the Warriors returned to Abu Dhabi. Masterfully executed submissions, powerful knockouts and lots of excitement throughout all 10 fights made the third installment of AD Warriors significant! An international fight card with 16 different nationalities ended up delivering nothing less than world class match ups which you can relive in this recap. Notable fighters that night were Paul Buentello, Karl Amoussou, Max Nunes hand Lewis Long to name a few. Come to think about it, here’s a link to all the fights, you’re going to love them.

FitRepublik Fight Camp… Are You In?


It’s happening! MMA fans and followers have finally realized the importance of Amateur MMA!
FitRepublik Dubai has organized a four week MMA fight camp during which amateur fighters will go through rigorous training to work on strength, conditioning, cardio, and martial arts skills, concluded by a fight day event during which participants put their skills to test. The camp will be conducted by UFC fighter and ADCC world champion Rani Yahya along side Fit Republik’s own Anas Siraj Mounir, world renowned coaches, and FitRepublik martial arts unit head/ UFC coach Alex Nacfur. More info on this link.


The Third Season Of Desert Force Al Academiya Is Heating Up Saudi Arabia

Desert Force’s Al Academiya is back with its third Season, this time with welterweights and middleweights on board, ready to collide and make history. Starting with two champions as coaches; The “Blue Team” headed by Sayfco sponsored fighter Mohamed Karaki, former light heavyweight champion, and the “Red Team” handled by the current middle weight champion, Egypt’s Ibrahim Elsawi.
So far the score is (3-2), with Team Karaki leading the battle, BUT who will win the WAR? To catch up on what you’ve missed, here are the links.

It has been announced that promotion will hit the “Land Of The Pharaohs“ for the show’s Finale headlined by Karaki Vs Elsawi. After Jordan, UAE (Abu Dhabi & Dubai), Bahrain, Lebanon, and KSA, now it’s time for Desert Force 19 (Egypt).

Gladiators Fighting Championship…A Success!

After a long hiatus, Kuwait’s Gladiators Fighting Championship returned with an 8 bout fight card at GFC8. Headling the event was KHK MMA’s Eldar Eldarov who walked in with teammate Khabib Nurmagomedov and earned a second round submission victory. Also on the main card, French Algerian Jean Phillip made his way to the cage with Teammate Aziz Julaidan where he knocked out his opponent Yazan Janeb in less than 10 seconds. Yup… Check it out!
Check out the full results here. Excited for more fights? Check out our video section.

Lebanon’s Open Combat Championship

Despite many political set backs and burdens, an emerging Lebanese amateur fighting promotion, has just been announced. The “Open Combat Championship”, is a new series of amateur events which will be taking place in Lebanon starting October 18, 2015.

It’s Mixed Martial Arts in a cage, but let’s call it Open Combat!

UFC Inked Syrian Jarjis Danho


Syria’s own makes it to the big league! The UFC has added undefeated heavyweight Jarjis Danho (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) to the promotion’s active roster. A debut date and opponent for Danho have not yet been determined, but his management team suggested he will debut “in the first quarter of 2016. Check out his latest Desert Force fight here.

Pride Is back with a new look


Here’s news that touches the heart of ever MMA fan all around the globe. Arab or Martian, the Pride days have changed the way we see our beloved sport forever, and now comes as a new version of this impeccable promotion titled “Rizin Fighting Federation”. RFF will feature a two-night event in December, with one event on Dec. 29, and the other on Dec. 31. Fedor Emelinenko will comeback from retirement to face an TBA opponent. Gabi Garcia, BJJ World Champion will make her debut. More details on this link.

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