A beautiful presentation in one of the biggest shopping centers in the world, Mall of Emirates, in Dubai, kicked off the effort to put together Abu Dhabi Fight Championship. ISEE, the company responsible for the event, decided to invest heavily in promoting the event in neighboring emirate Dubai, due to the large number of tourists that visit the city.
The fighters were introduced and weighed before a large crowd, with stars Mark Coleman and Fabricio Werdum present in the audience.
Jiu-Jitsu black belt medal collector Michel maia will made his professional MMA debut. “It’s time to put the grueling training we did to the test. One thing’s for sure, the crowd will have a show,” said Maia.
Check out the card below and some images in the lead-up to the event this Friday at 7 pm Abu Dhabi time. Stay tuned to GRACIEMAG.com for the results.
Ali Mohamad (UAE) vs. Luciano “Mutanthi ”Ferreira (Brazil)
Mohamad Mansouri (Iran) vs. Michel Maia (Brazil)
Fernand Lopez (France) vs. Matteo Piran (Italy)
Maiki Reiter (Brazil) vs. Felipe Enomoto (Sweden)
Hassan el Humaiti (UAE) vs. Paolo Lamberto (Italy)
Jake Short (USA) vs. Abdalla Hamdan (Lebanon)
Malik Omarov (Russia) vs. Jules Willik (United Kingdon)
Ed Smith (United Kingdom) vs. Rafat Shawe (Iraq)
Vaughn Anderson (Canada) vs Bhupest Kamble (India)
Thierry Soukoudjou (Cameroon) vs. Shamil Abdurahimov (Russia)
Marcos Oliveira (Brazil) vs. Neil Wain (United Kingdom)