MMA and the Arab World; 3 Regional Organizations to Look Out For
There is no doubt that Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is quickly rising to be one of the most popular sports in the Arab World. The fact that the sport is very interesting and dynamic, that it was the first sport to get back on track after the COVID lockdown, and that all UFC international fights are now taking place in Abu Dhabi, all contributed to the rise of popularity of the sport in the region.
Even though the absolute majority are following the biggest organization around the world, UFC, some people follow other promotions like Bellator MMA and ONE Championship. However, what many don’t know is that we have some exciting MMA promotions in the region, and they produced many stars on an international level. We’ve compiled for you the top MMA organizations from around the Arab World to follow!
BRAVE Combat Federation
BRAVE CF is the largest mixed martial arts promotion in the Middle East and the fastest growing global MMA promotion. The organization was established on 23 September 2016 by Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa.
Established in 2012, UAE Warriors has cultivated an international reputation amongst industry leaders and fans alike through the consistent delivery of action-packed match-ups and top-tier production. It was relaunched in January 2019 under the revamped management of Palms Sports, the unprecedented success attained in terms of both production and fan engagement resulted in the evolution of the brand to encompass and proudly represent the nation as a whole.
Evolution Fighting Championship
Evolution is hands down Egypt’s top MMA organization that hosts some of the most exciting fights in the region. They have been making mad waves in the past few months with a promising future to come that will pave way for Egyptian fighters to shine on regional and international levels.