United Fight Alliance Returns to Turkey on June 17
TAMPA, Fla. – United Fight Alliance (UFA) has announced it is heading back to Turkey to carry the June 17th MMA World Mix Fight world-class event, featuring professional mixed-martial-arts and kickboxing, at Illusion in Antalya, Turkey.
UFA CEO Jordan “Jay” Adams will be calling all the action from cageside, live on TV 8.5 in Turkey, and taped-live to tentatively air on the UFA network in July across the United States.
“We’re thrilled to be working with Turkey’s MMA World Mix Fight Organization,” Adams said. “They have been waiting a long time to produce this show. Their enthusiasm and anticipation is over the top. I can tell they can’t wait to present their athletes to the rest of the world. We now get to see their skill sets as only the region’s’ best will be on the card. Afghanistan, Morocco, Georgia, Iran, Turkmenistan, Angola, Iraq and of course, Turkey, are all well represented in the cage on June 17th in Antalya Turkey. United Fight Alliance will be there to make sure you don’t miss one second of fights!”
Three MMA World Mix Fight title fights are on tap. The main event is a battle between Turkey’s Bayram Yalcin (13-2-0) and Habib Karimo (10-1-0), of Afghanistan, for the MMA World Mix Fight Featherweight Championship.
Turkey’s Hamdi “Wolverine” Kuzgun (7-2-0) squares off with Elmahdi Zineddine (11-6-0), fighting out of Germany by way of Morocco, in the co-featured event for the vacant MMA World Mix Fight middleweight title.
The third title fight matches undefeated Turk, Koray Cengiz (8-0-0), against Vaja Matcharashvili (4-4-0), of Georgia, for the vacant MMA World Mix Fight Heavyweight crown.
There are two other scheduled MMA fights on the card: Turkey female strawweight Sedef Arsian (0-1-0 vs. Iranian Fatime Yavari (0-1-0), and Iraq featherweight Hamza Nahma (10-3-0) vs. Russian Akhmed Erzu Akrieve (7-1-0).
Three kickboxing fights are also on tap. WAKO World kickboxing champion Bahram Rajabzadeh (30-3-1), of Azerbaijan, versus heavyweight Mohammed Amine (25-4-0), fighting out of Morocco by way of Netherland, showcases two of the best kickboxers in Europe.
Turkey’s World kickboxing and Muay Thai champion, Mehmet Koktas (10-3-0), throws down with South African middleweight Mateus Mengue (9-1-0), while Turkish heavyweight Mehmet “Mountain” Ozer (15-5-0) takes on Iranian Muhammad Abdollahpor (9-3-0).
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