UAE Warriors 49 Arabia vs. Africa Fight Card: A Global Showdown

Abu Dhabi: UAE Warriors, the leading MMA promotion in the Middle East, will celebrate a big anniversary this upcoming weekend with two big events featuring athletes from across the planet.

UAE Warriors 49: Arabia vs. Africa, taking place on Friday, May 17, will be a special event pitting the Arabian and African division of fighters against each other.

The promotion launched ‘UAE Warriors Arabia’ in 2021 and followed this up with the addition of ‘UAE Warriors Africa’ in 2022. The goal of which was to provide a global platform to showcase fighters with Arabian and African heritage to help develop the careers of MMA fighters across these regions.

The main event of UAE Warriors 49 will see Palestine’s Randy Saadeh (13-4) take on South Africa’s Cedric Doyle (10-6-1). Saadeh, who is based in Germany, is a former BAMMA champion and has been competing in UAE Warriors since 2021, while Doyle is an EFC veteran who UAE Warriors last year.

UAE Warriors 49 Arabia vs. Africa Fight Card
Friday, May 17 

Main Event
Featherweight

Rany Saadeh (13-4) vs. Cedric Doyle (10-6)

Co-Main Event
Welterweight

Abdulla Boushehri (10-5) vs. Babacar Niang (4-1)

Featherweight
Rufino Mante (9-5) vs. Jaures Dea (10-7)

Featherweight
Ali Yazbeck (5-0) vs. Mahamed Camara (5-2)

Flyweight
Mahmoud Atef (3-1) vs. Sthembiso Hadebe (3-1)

Heavyweight
Badr Medkouri (5-2) vs. Thabani Mndebela (5-3)

Middleweight
Sharapudin Ziyaudinov (2-0) vs. Mariano Jones (3-2)

Catchweight 192 lbs
Khaled Laallam (3-0) vs. Lauwrence Mukiibi (1-1)

Catchweight 130 lbs
Sabriye Sengul (3-4) vs. Ceileigh Niedermayr (1-1)

Catchweight 150 lbs
Saleem Al Bakri (1-2) vs. Henry Kirangwa (1-1)

Lightweight
Hardo Karim (1-1) vs. Tapiwa Katikati (5-7)

Welterweight
Abdelkarim Zouad (3-1) vs. Magnus Onyeka Iversen (3-1)


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