UAE Warriors 40:Arabia 10 is the final event in an upcoming triple header. The festivities will begin on march 17 with UAE Warriors 38: Africa 5, with UAE Warriors 39 following on march 18th. A featherweight title fight between Ali Alqaisi and Ahmed Faress will headline the fight card.
UAE Warriors featherweight title fight
This will be a rematch as both fighters have met before at UAE Warriors 29. Alqaisi defended his belt for the first time with a decision win. It was the final victory of his four-fight winning streak. At UAE Warriors 30 he lost to Jesse Arnett due to an accidental cut. However, he reclaimed the championship gold by submitting the Canadian back in September of 2022. Alqaisi now sports a 13 – 6 MMA record.
On the other hand, the mentioned loss was one of four consecutive defeats suffered by Faress. He made his way back to the winning column by beating Cedric Doyle. The Egyptian fighters have a 17 – 7 record stacked in ONE Championship, and Brave CF amongst other promotions.
Welterweight title match
This also will be a title fight rematch. Badreddine Diani was awarded a win over Abdullah Bousheri by a split decision two years ago on March 27 of 2022. Since their first meeting, the Moroccan fighter went 1 – 1. His MMA record is 5 wins and 2 losses.
The Kuwait representative has a 9 – 3 professional MMA record. He has won three out of the last six fights. After his loss to Diani, he took on Yassin Najid in March of 2022. However, it was declared a no-contest after an illegal up-kick. Since then he managed to submit John Adajar. This victory pushed him back into the welterweight title picture.
UAE Warriors 40: Arabia 10 fight card:
Ali AlQaisi vs. Ahmed Faress
Badreddine Diani vs. Abdulla Al Bousheiri
Jalal Al Daaja vs. Hicham Rachid
Hassan Talal vs. Abdi Farah
Abdullah Muhammad Ali Musalim vs. Maradune Bellagouit
Mohammad Alaqraa vs. Omar El Dafrawy
Charbel Diab vs. Mahmoud Afia
Wadem Anwar vs. Bahez Khoshnaw
Jules Hakim vs. Ibrahim Al-Faqih Hassan
Sabriye Sengul vs. Mena Mohamed Abdallah
Mohammad Qwai Abzakh vs. Walid Ait Tami
Fouad Al Shami vs. Mahmour Atef