In a video released via social media, Saracens Management’s own Ahmed ‘The Prince’ Faress called out Jordanian bantamweight Ali Al Qaisi, a Wushu stylist who competed in the 2017 World Championships from Kazan, Russia.
No doubt a clash between Faress, the top-ranked Egyptian and Middle Eastern bantamweight, and Al Qaisi, would make for fireworks at an upcoming Phoenix Fighting Championship event.
Translated from Arabic, Faress stated that:
“I have watched all Phoenix Fighting Championship bouts, especially in the 135lb division, and I want to challenge Ali Al Qaisi.”
“Ali, if you have real courage, and wish to face me, I will beat you.”
“Phoenix Fighting Championship, I will fight hard, and myself and Al Qaisi will set the bantamweight division on fire. Make this fight, and it will be a treat for Phoenix fans the world over!”
See the full video below:
On February 2nd 2018, Egyptian bantamweight kingpin Ahmed ‘The Prince’ Faress (14-2) will compete under the Egyptian MMA Association (EMA) banner as he enters a four-man tournament in the veterans class, pitting his skills against the likes of UFC veteran Marcos ‘Vina’ Vinicius (24-11-1).
His first outing of the new year, the tournament from Sharm El Sheikh will be a big test of the Brave CF veteran’s skills, heart and stamina. It is, nonetheless, a challenge the Egyptian will relish as he looks to lay down an impressive marker in early 2018. With his sights set on competing as often as possible as he looks to build upon his already hugely impressive 14-2 record, Faress relishes the possibility of facing the likes of Vinicius, and in turn adding to his list of acclaimed conquests.
Having dispatched current UFC star Bharat Khandare of India via first round submission in his most recent bout, Faress recognises the importance of besting the biggest names possible as he strives to competing on the biggest stages in mixed martial arts. Victory here, and Faress will underline what has long been apparent to fans of Middle Eastern MMA: ‘The Prince’ is, without doubt, the number one bantamweight in the region.