Abu Dhabi, UAE: The fighters weighed-in this morning ahead of the first ever UAE Warriors Africa event. A new series of events dedicated to showcase some of the best unsigned African talent and provide a global platform for these athletes to advance their careers.
UAE Warriors 25: Africa takes place Friday evening, February 25, live on UFC Fight Pass from the Etihad Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. Italian-based Tunisian Wisem Hammami (6-0) takes on Shido Soto (5-0) of Angola in the main event while ‘The Crazy Cameroonian’ Jaures Dea (7-4) clashes with EFC bantamweight champ Sindile Manengela (8-6) in the co-main.
The rest of the card features top talent like former Cage Warriors champ Samir Faiddine (12-8), GLORY kickboxing title contender Yousri Belgaroui (2-0), and Bellator veteran Iony Razafiarison (6-3).
The following night, Saturday, February 26, will see UAE Warriors 26: Arabia 6 take place, marking another weekend of international mixed martial arts from the promotion.
UAE Warriors 25: Africa
Wisem Hammami (169.9 lb) vs. Shido Soto (170.6 lb)
Jaures Dea (144.7 lb) vs. Sindile Manengela (143.6 lb)
Samir Faiddine (134.2 lb) vs. Hicham Rachid (133.7 lb)
Eslam Syaha (185.2 lb) vs. Ndidi Alonu (180 lb)
Catchweight 194 lb
Yousri Belgaroui (193.6 lb) vs. Ahmed Sami (192.1 lb)
Sofiane Boukichou (242.4 lb) vs. Pelu Adetola (258.5 lb)
Iony Razafiarison (*139 lb) vs. Alice Ngom (131.1 lb)
Mohamed Ali (203.9 lb) vs. Jonathan Bosuku (205 lb)
Demezode Agba (169.7 lb) vs. Christopher Bajo (170.2 lb)
Wilson Varela (155.2 lb) vs. Steve Endom Bikim (153.1 lb)
Catchweight 150 lb
Alphonse Viny Bessala (148.1) vs. Demba Seck (145.4)
Cidiri Cisse (200.3 lb) vs. Cedric Lushima (205.6)
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