Turns out he couldn’t, the next stop was the Champ tapping, resulting in a submission win for Hamdi at 1.55 minutes of Round 2.
This lightweight title bout took place at Desert Force 12 event at King Hussein Sports Arena. It aired as the Main event on MBC action.
This was the first time Desert Force Lightweight title was put on the line and there came the Black Horse Tareq hamdi to strip it off from Racheed. After multiple choke attempts in the first round, Haider Rasheed failed to finish Hamdi yet scored an easy 10-9. As the second round started, it was obvious that The Champ was gazed out with no fight left in him.
Hamdi was fresh and sensed this weakness which was hard to ignore. The champ went for a takedown which put him in a bad mount position. With Hamdi being able to capitalize on the ground and pound, Haider turns his back and there goes the neck! RNC from the underdog earns him the Desert Force Title Shield!
There you go gentlemen, Tareq Hamdi the new Desert Force lightweight Champion wins with style and against all odds!
A happy moment for Hamdi’s fans, and a sad for Rasheed’s as he mentions in his post fight interview with Arifa Bseiso that this will be his final MMA fight. Nothing is yet official as this is not a personal decision when you are under contract, but let’s wait and see.
Desert Force 12 Full Results Include:
- Hani Chehimi vs Jalel Manai – Hani Chehimi, via TKO, Round 2, 4:16
- Mohammad Hassan vs Mohamad Trigui – Mohamad Trigui, via TKO, Round 1, 3:05
- Ahmed Saeb vs Saif Quandour – Ahmed Saeb, via Unanimous Decision
- Lois Cadet vs Rami Aziz – Rami Aziz, via Unanimous Decision
- Lawin Khalil Mustafa vs Georges Eid – Georges Eid, via Unanimous Decision
- Rafat Shawee vs Ibrahim Sawi – Ibrahim Sawi, via TKO, Round 1, 2:41
- Elias Baaklini vs Mark Tanios – Mark Tanios, via TKO, Round 1, 1:00
- Maher Saloum vs Bassel Narmouq – Bassel Narmouq, via Unanimous Decision
- Mohammad Abdulkareem vs Jarijs Danho – Jarijs Danho, via TKO (Ref. Stoppage), Round 1, 2:20
- Mohammad Ghorabi vs Bechir Majri – Mohammad Ghorabi, via TKO (Ref. Stoppage), Round 2, 2:23
- Tarek Hamdi vs Haider Rasheed – Tarek Hamdi, via Submission, Round 2, 1:55
More recaps and analyses on Desert Force 12 on ArabsMMA.com, stay tuned!