Africa is quickly gaining prestige in the worldwide stage of MMA, and their fighters will have their own night in Abu Dhabi. UAE Warriors 25 features exclusively fighters from the African continent, capped off by a clash of undefeated welterweights. Stay tuned right here for live UAE Warriors 25 results.
Main Event- Tunisia vs. Angola
In eleven collective fights, Wissem Hammami and Shido Soto have been flawless. On Friday, one of them will hit their first speed bump.
Hammami is a Tunisian 24 year-old who lives in Italy. Training alongside Danilo Belluardo and Leonardo Damiani, he took out Team Alpha Male’s Omar Hussein last year at UAE Warriors 21. He’ll fight the 5-0 Shido Soto, who respresents Angola. While Soto has knocked out three of his opponents, he also sports a BJJ black belt.
It’ll be far and away the toughest and most important fight of each man’s career, with a chance to snag a lot of attention in a burgeoning market, and possibly set up a title fight with UAE Warriors.
Rest of the Card- Twelve Nations, One Cage
Eleven more fights fill out the UAE Warriors 25 card, with familiar names like Samir Faiddine (Cage Warriors) and Iony Razafiarson (Bellator) adding name value. The co-main event will be a middleweight battle between Eslam Syaha (11-2) of Egypt and Dnidi Alonu (10-2-1) of Nigeria.
UAE Warriors 25 Results
Full Fight Card (UFC Fight Pass, 9 am EST / 6 am PST)
*Update: The main event between Wasim Hammami and Shido Soto is off for undisclosed reasons, with Shido Soto fighting Jamil Ibragimov tomorrow at UAE Warriors 26.
Jaures Dea def. Sindile Manengela via Unanimous Decision (30-27 x3)
Samir Faiddine def. Hicham Rachid via TKO (Injury) at 2:08 of round 1
Eslam Syaha def. Dnidi Alonu via TKO (Ground and Pound) at 3:58 of round 2
Ahmed Sami def. Yousri Belgaroui via Split Decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
Sofiane Boukichou def. Pelu Adetola via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:55 of round 1
Iony Razafiarson def. Alice Ngom via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Jonathan Bosuku def. Mohamed Ali via TKO (Ground and Pound) at 4:08 of round 1
Christopher Bajo def. Demezode Agba via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:19 of round 1
Wilson Varela def. Steve Endom Bikim via Disqualification (Eye Gouge) at 1:20 of round 2
Alphonse Viny Bessala def. Demba Seck via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)