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Emirati fighters steal the show at Abu Dhabi Junior MMA Championships


Abu Dhabi: Promising young mixed martial arts talents from the UAE continued their impressive performances at the fourth edition of the Youth MMA Championship at the Mubadala Arena in Zayed Sports City on Saturday. As many as 40 Emirati youths took part in the Octagon Championship, which was considered the perfect lead-up to the Youth MMA World Championships in August.

In front of a raucous crowd, matches feature 30 match cards in various weight classes with intense battles. Saeed Al Hosani capped off a packed afternoon with a win over Mansoor Alsayed in the 70.3kg main event.

Abdel Moneim Al Hashemi, Chairman of the UAE Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts Federation, and Brigadier Mohammed Bin Dalmouj Al Dhaheri, Chairman of the Federation’s Mixed Martial Arts Committee and Senior Vice-Chairman of the Asian MMA Federation (AMF) were among the dignitaries present at the competition and expressed their appreciation to the winners tribute.

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UAE champion Ali Al Najjar, competing in the Junior C 40kg category, was crowned after a win over rival Rakan Al Yammahi. “Every athlete dreams of winning No. 1, especially early in their career. Getting No. 1 will be a great motivation for me to keep working out and gain more experience. I will do my best to maintain this achievement,” he said. explain.

Sultan Al Ghusain defeated Salim Al Shamsi in the decisive match to win the Junior A 65.8kg category. “I see today’s achievement as a springboard to even greater success as I prepare for the upcoming World Championships in Abu Dhabi.”

Other winners:

Youth D: Omar Al Jabri (37kg), Saeed Ahmed (57kg)

Youth C: Mayed Al Hosani (37kg), Kamal Abdullatif (44kg), Mansoor Al Kaabi (62kg), Yaseen

Al Haj (40kg), Yousef Al Khoori (62kg),

Youth B: Ismail Ahmed (50kg), Aisha Hammadi (57kg), Khalid Zawiya (65kg), Yunish Yakuchi ( 48kg), Amer Owen (60kg)

Youth A: Ahmed Al Jaberi (52.2kg), Abdalla Mahdi (67kg), Mansoor Al Harthi (61.2kg), Kutayba Al Kontar (70kg), Abdallah Al Tamimi (65.8kg),

Junior: Yousef Al Mohsen (67kg)

Seniors: Murad Edge-Chabli (65.8 kg), Mohammad Al Shehi (65.8 kg)


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