- Al Dhaheri: Our youth are able to excel
Abu Dhabi: Muhammad Mustafa
The UAE champions continued their remarkable brilliance, and Muhammad Yahya succeeded in achieving the first titles of the fourth Arab edition of the 21st “Emirates Warriors” Championship for Mixed Martial Arts, which was held at the Jujitsu Arena in the capital Abu Dhabi, and witnessed 11 exciting fights, in which the UAE champions excelled with the victory of the trio, Abdullah Al-Dabal, Rashid Dawood, Hadi Omar Al-Husseini, in addition to the crowned Arab champion, Muhammad Yahya.
Abdul Moneim Al Hashimi, President of the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation, MMA and the Asian Federation, and First Vice-President of the International Jiu-Jitsu Federation, Chairman of the Supreme Committee of the Championship, crowned the champion.
Brigadier General Mohammed bin Dalmouj Al Dhaheri, Chairman of the Mixed Martial Arts Committee, Fouad Darwish, Chairman of the Tournament Organizing Committee, and Wissam Abi Nader, Board Member of the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation, representative of Asia, participated in the coronation.
Emirati champion Yahya snatched the Arab light weight title in the main fight, after defeating the Algerian Yazid Chechani with a technical knockout in the second round. Referee meeting by technical knockout.
Emirati Abdullah Al-Dabal overcame his Egyptian counterpart Muhammad Al-Aboudi by subjugation, the Emirati Rashid Daoud defeated the Jordanian Laith Kilani, the Emirati Hadi Al-Husseini defeated the Egyptian Imad Arafa, and the Moroccan Badr Al-Din Diani defeated the Kuwaiti Abdullah Al-Bushhari, achieving the middleweight title, and Kuwaiti Iman Al-Madhad defeated the Moroccan Hasna Jaber in featherweight.
A promise and a challenge
For his part, Muhammad bin Dalmouk Al Dhaheri congratulated the hero Muhammad Yahya on the achievement, and blessed the victory for the trio of Daoud, Daoud and Al Husseini, stressing that Yahya was on the promise, and that he was up to the challenge, and gave the UAE the first title.
Al Dhaheri indicated that this Emirati victory confirms that the youth of the Emirates are capable of excellence and creativity whenever they find support and care, stressing their keenness on Abu Dhabi’s position as the new capital of martial arts, as in jiu-jitsu, thanks to the vision and support of the wise leadership and the efforts of the President of the Federation Abdel Moneim Al Hashemi.
Al Dhaheri revealed some plans of the Mixed Martial Arts Committee, where it successfully held a successful training course for trainers and referees, explaining that among its future plans is to involve local cadres in training and arbitration.
Al Dhaheri praised the success of the Arab version of the Emirates Warriors Championship, stressing that the wonderful organization and high technical levels indicate that the tournament is on the path of amazing development.
Darwish: separate version for Arabic
For his part, Fouad Darwish, Chairman of the Organizing Committee, praised the Emirati quartet victory and crowning Muhammad Yahya with the title, noting that he achieved an impressive and deserved victory with confidence and high capabilities in light of the strategy he followed in the strong fight.
Darwish indicated their determination to continue the UAE warriors to reap success and development and to give the Arab champions an opportunity to show their capabilities, and revealed their thinking about holding a separate Arab championship in the fifth edition with one belt in accordance with the directives of Abdel Moneim Al Hashemi, Chairman of the Palms Sports Board of Directors, and it is expected to be in December The international version will be held at the end of October.
For his part, the hero Muhammad Yahya presented the title to the UAE, expressing his pride and happiness for being the first champion in the Arab Emirates Warriors Championship, noting that the title was achieved as a result of his good preparation.
The hero praised the UAE Warriors Championship and the remarkable development in it, and thanked Abdel Moneim Al Hashemi and Fouad Darwish for the championship, and gifted the title to his father and mother and thanked them for their support.