|UAE Warriors 41: Arabia took place Friday evening, May 19, live from the Etihad Arena on Yas Island and broadcast globally on UFC FIGHT PASS.
Once again, we witnessed a showcase of some of the best MMA talent of Arabian heritage throughout the card topped off by two big upsets in the feature bouts of the night. Egypt’s Ahmed Sami (10-3) – pictured top left – dominated and submitted Lebanon’s Mohammad Osseili (5-2) with a rear-naked choke submission early in the first round in the main event.
The co-main event saw one of the fastest KO’s in UAE Warriors history as the Mark Gregory Valerio (8-8) – pictured top right – blitzed Iraq’s Hussein Salem (11-5) with a flurry of punches and ending the bout after just eleven seconds. The Filipino fighter stepped in on just a couple of days’ notice.
Elsewhere on the card, kickboxing champion & former Bellator fighter Ilias Bulaid (4-0) remained undefeated in MMA and scored another explosive finish, Jordan’s Jalal Al Daaja (11-6) kept his winning streak alive with an impressive submission victory, and Australia’s Amena Hadaya (3-1) scored the biggest win over her budding career.
UAE Warriors 41: Arabia – Results
May 19, Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi
Catchweight 194 lbs
Ahmed Sami (10-3) def. Mohammad Osseili (5-2) via submission (RNC), round 1, 2:17Co-Main Event
Mark Gregory Valerio (8-8) def. Hussein Salem (11-5) via KO (punches), round 1, 0:11.
Catchweight 140 lbs
Jalal Al Daaja (11-6) def. Mahmoud Mando (7-7) via submission (rear-naked choke), round 3, 2:19.
Ilias Bulaid (4-0) def. Omar Khaled Fayoumi (5-2) via TKO (knees), round 1, 3:28.
Yazeed Hasanain (2-0) def. Abed El Wahba Msharki (1-1) via split decision (30-27 x 2, 29-28).
Mostafa Ibrahim Radi (3-4) def. Issam Azelhad (1-1) via TKO (strikes), round 1, 2:01.
Catchweight 139 lbs
Taha Bendaoud (3-0) def. Younes Chemali (1-2) via split decision (30-27, 29-28, 28-29).
Catchweight 120 lbs
Amena Hadaya (3-1) def. Mona Ftouhi (4-5) via split decision (29-28 x 2, 28-29).
Issa Salem (6-4) def. Abdul Kader Souane (2-2) via unanimous decision (30-27 x 2, 29-28).
Catchweight 150 lbs
Abdalrahman Alhyasat (2-0) def. Abdelhak Amhidra (1-2) via unanimous decision (30-27 x 3).