Youssef Wehbe from Lebanon hopes to take a step towards stardom when he faces the biggest challenge of his professional career in Korea next month. Wehbe will head to Korea on the 18th of March and take on top MMA veteran and ex-UFC fighter Jorge “Macaco” Patino (38-19).
Wehbe has announced the fight on his official facebook page:
“On March 18 I will be fighting the biggest fight of my career against MMA vet Jorge Patino (X UFC fighter). Looking forward to put on a great show for the Korean fans at Battlefield Fighting Championship. I will get the W and raise the Lebanese flag high in Korea.”
Patino, whose storied MMA career dates back to 1995 during the no holds barred, bareknuckle fighting days of the sport, exploded onto the scene, reeling off 16 consecutive victories, half of which came in under a minute. The Brazilian BJJ black belt has formerly competed for PRIDE, Strikeforce, Legacy FC, Jungle Fight, Pancrase, World Series of Fighting and the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Patino also boasts a first round (3:13) KO (punch) win over superstar Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, and has held dual world titles.
He will face a fresh up and comer, Yousef Wehbe, who is the reigning Desert Force MMA Championship lightweight champion.
Wehbe was scheduled to defend his title at Desert Force 26 before the event went off-track amidst signing new TV partnerships.
At 43 years old, Patino is past his prime age, but the Brazilian will be surely looking to bounce back from his recent losses when he faces Yousef Wehbe at the 2017 Battlefield Fighting Championship.
“YOUNG TALENT” X “OLD-SCHOOL VETERAN”. Who do you root for?