In the wake of newly-crowned Predator Fight Series featherweight champion Amr ‘The Falcon’ Maher’s success last week, Muhammad ‘Smash’ Nour and Islam ‘The Egyptian Zombie’ Reda maintained momentum for the Saracens MMA team as they bested their opposition in scintillating fashion across both the AUFC and Evolution FC.
Nour (above), who became Saracens MMA’s second featherweight champion in seven days, outscored tough young contender Hassan Mahmoud on the scorecards, taking the victory (and the belt!) via split decision. A result greeted by jubilation by virtually the whole Saracens MMA team at cageside, Nour underlined his position as not only one of the very best coaches in Middle Eastern MMA, but also one of the most complete fighters.
Meanwhile, ‘The Egyptian Zombie’ continued his run of dominance with yet another first round submission victory over Egyptian national wrestling team member Azouz Anwar. As outlined by Amr Maher in his post-fight analysis, Reda transitioned through no fewer than eight successive submission attempts, before landing the fight-ending armbar and forcing the tap!
In a display of outstanding, highly technical grappling, Reda builds on wins at Phoenix FC: Road to Egypt, as well as a recent Evolution Grappling event. Check out the footage below (as well as the ‘Zombie’s awesome new highlight reel)!
On the eve of Saturday July 28, ‘The Egyptian Zombie’ prepares to feast once again on sweet, sweet victory!
Islam Reda, who last graced the Evolution Fighting Championship BJJ circle with a dominant first round submission victory over Ahmed Mahmoud, posted yet another victory in an even more recent outing under the Phoenix: Road to Egypt banner. He will now look to add to those near-flawless victories tomorrow night at EFC: Clash of Heroes when he faces Azouz Anwar, a member of the Egyptian national wrestling team!
Having already dispatched two-time North African and Arabian Wrestling Champion Mohamed Ghalab at short notice (and at a higher weight class), Reda will be full of confidence heading into this bout with Azouz.
Still undefeated and with a perfect martial arts record across numerous disciplines, SaracensMMA.com would like to wish ‘The Zombie’ the very best of luck as he seeks to enhance his ever-growing reputation for quick finishes, dominant grappling, and an ability to shut out even the most decorated of opponents.
Good luck, Islam!
SaracensMMA.com is delighted to announce that Team Quest Thailand-based featherweight Amr ‘The Falcon’ Maher was able to secure victory in his Predator Fight Series debut in the Philippines, clinching the Predator FS Featherweight title in the process.
Opponent Juvanie Bacus, a native Filipino fighter, had the support of fight fans within the Galleria, Home of Rock Marikina, but found himself overwhelmed by Maher, who fought superbly from the front foot en route to a first round rear naked choke submission victory. Subsequently Amr was awarded his first Championship belt on Asian soil – and it’s one we believe will be the first of many!
Now fully acclimatised to competing in foreign climes, the Egyptian ace will look to piece together a fearsome winning streak as he seeks to gain yet further momentum. A fighter who deserves to be on the radar of every major promotion on the continent, ‘The Falcon’ not only represented head coach Dylan Fussell superbly, but his homeland and his team, Saracens MMA.
Congratulations Amr! Go get ’em, champ!
SaracensMMA.com is delighted to share a great moment for elite MMA and Muay Thai fighter Hassancito Abo Ali, who recently competed at the first ever African Professional Muay Thai Championship and finished in third place.
Abo Ali collected his bronze medal and certificate at the AUFC Academy in Cairo, Egypt, and Saracens captain Ahmed ‘The Prince’ Faress was there to congratulate him after the ceremony.
Faress, who cornered Abo Ali on the night of the fights (below), underlined his admiration for Abo Ali: “Hassancito fought superbly – it’s my opinion that Abo Ali did enough on the night to progress beyond the semi finals, but it wasn’t to be.”
The judges instead scored the fight in favour of his opponent from Cote d’Ivoire, Mohamed Doumbia, a result Hassancito accepted with good grace. Next time, SaracensMMA.com is confident Hassancito will bring back nothing but the gold medal!
Some fighters love to boast.
Some managers, too.
After all, hype builds intrigue, and intrigue attracts fans – and fans are the key to the success of any sport!
It’s basic math, and it’s the reason why hyperbole exists at every turn in the fight industry. While many claims can be taken with a pinch of salt, Saracens MMA is sincere when we state that we are the biggest and best management agency in the Middle East. We are earnest when we declare we have the best fighters in the region. And we are proud of those assertions because we have the data to prove it!
We have the #1 flyweight in the Middle East!
We have the #1 flyweight, bantamweight, and light heavyweight in Egypt!
We have the #2 lightweight in Egypt!
We have THREE top five fighters in their respective division in the Middle East (four in the top ten, and five in the top fifteen)!
And what’s more, we have youth on our side!
Considering investing in Middle Eastern MMA? Thinking of hiring fighters from the region? Then why look elsewhere?
We are Saracens MMA, and we are the very best in the region – what’s more, we’re going global!
SaracensMMA.com is proud to announce that Team Quest Thailand-based stand out Amr ‘The Falcon’ Maher will headline Predator Fight Series 6 from Marikina City, Philippines!
Taking on 4-3 Filipino fighter Juvanie Bacus in the main event, Amr will once again represent Saracens MMA at short notice, with the fight scheduled for just over a week’s time on July 20. With his sights set on claiming the Predator FS Featherweight title, ‘The Falcon’ sees this is as a great opportunity to further enhance his reputation in Asia.
“I’ll get past this guy,” Amr told SaracensMMA.com, “I’ll win the title and then I’ll look to conquer more promotions in the region. I’ve felt great in training lately too, so no issues about the short preparation time – I’ll be ready!”
There is no doubt Maher will look to add a sixth career finish to his résumé, building on victories in Thailand and his homeland of Egypt – and in doing so will hope to stamp his mark on yet another new nation!
Filipino fight fans, prepare to be entertained by one of the best in the sport!
Remarkably, the unrivalled success of Egypt’s foremost international MMA talent, top-ranking bantamweight Ahmed ‘The Prince’ Faress, is not limited to his exploits within the cage. While Faress has rattled off an incredible 14 finishes from 14 career victories, including no fewer than 12 submission wins (ten of those in the first round), Faress is also a crucial figure on the Middle Eastern MMA scene at large.
While besting the likes of UFC veteran Bharat Khandare, who will compete at the mouth-watering upcoming UFC 227: Dillashaw vs Garbrandt 2 event, as well as top-ranking Egyptian nationals Hassan ‘The Viper’ Mandour and Ahmed ‘The Silencer’ Thabet certainly helped establish Faress as one of the most important figures in Egyptian martial arts history, it is his ongoing work outside the cage that impresses further.
Not content with being the winningest fighter to hail from his homeland, ‘The Prince’ is looking for something greater; a long-last legacy.
For a man whose coaching duties are seemingly unending, and his responsibilities as captain of Saracens MMA require absolute dedication to his craft on all levels, helping to build the sport from the ground up is arguably his most challenging task. And it’s one Faress embraces with a fervour.
While grass roots MMA is something very dear to Ahmed’s heart, and encouraging youngsters to undertake a healthy lifestyle, gain self-confidence, strive for continuous self-improvement, and understand true focus, morals and values are all aspects of the sport Faress relishes, there remains a need for new and innovative ways to take the most promising students to the next level.
Hence, ‘The Royal Dynasty’.
Hand-picking three students to coach in a more intensive and focussed MMA and grappling team, SaracensMMA.com is honoured to announce that Marwan Gamal, Marwan El Masry, and Omar Khaled will comprise the first ever Dynasty team. As each great historic Egyptian monarch would have wished to pass his wisdom and learnings to his kind, so ‘The Prince’ will look to bestow these young men with even more of his time and effort in order to bring through the next generation of Egyptian martial artists.
We are excited to see how far the Dynasty team can go, and cannot wait to see Khaled (left, in green), Gamal (centre, in black), and El Masry (right, in pink) in action!