UAE Warriors 37: Arabia will feature two title fights. Mohammad Yahya will take on Souhil Tahiri in an Arabia lightweight title affair. Arabia featherweight titleholder Nawraz Abzakh will make his first title defense against Jonny Touma. The event takes place on February 26th at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.
UAE Warriors Arabia lightweight title fight
The reigning champion has an 11 – 3 MMA record and rides a four-fight winning streak. He grabbed the championship strap by knocking out Yazid Chouchane at UAE Warriors 21. The Arab fighter successfully defended his title back in march. He achieved it by tapping out Moha Jaghdal. A Desert Force and Bellator alumni has seven finishes to his name. He suffered sole TKO loss and was submitted twice.
Tahiri stacked up a 5 – 3 – 1 record and won three out of his last five fights. The Algerian fighter secured three submission wins and two TKO finishes. Like the champion, he tapped out on two different occasions.
Arabia featherweight title fight
Looking to defend his title, Abzakh will enter a cage riding a three-fight winning streak. The Jordan fighter has a 10 – 4 record that he stacked up also in Desert Force and Brave CF. Half of his wins came by the way of submission. He has the sole TKO win to his name.
Touma is less experienced than his opponent and has only a 5 – 1 professional MMA record. Lebanon secured two submission wins. Judges awarded him a victory on three occasions. His sole defeat was a TKO finish.
UAE Warriors 37: Arabia 9 is a part of a triple-header that will take place in the last days of February. All three fight cards will be hosted inside Eithad Arena. The proceedings will start with UAE Warriors 35: Africa on February 24. The next day’s event UAE Warriors 36 is headlined by a world lightweight title fight. Finally, UAE Warriors 37: Arabia 9 will take place on February 26.