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!
On Sunday evening, Phoenix FC President Chahe Yerevanian broke the news Saracens MMA fans have been waiting for – the return of Ahmed ‘The Prince’ Faress!
In his anticipated debut fight for the organisation, Cairo, Egypt’s Faress will look to wow the crowd in Dubai, UAE, and continue his hot streak of 14 finishes from 14 victories. His opponent? Kuwaiti national and six-time Desert Force veteran, Ahmad ‘Hitman’ Al Boussairy.
Faress will be looking to make up for lost time following an injury forced him out of a scheduled bout with French-Algerian featherweight Chabane Chaibeddra – so former lightweight Al Boussairy can expect to have his hands full against a hyper-motivated ‘Prince’ Faress.
Five years Faress’ senior, Al Boussairy was a 2013 Desert Force Lightweight Grand Prix finalist, where he fell at the last hurdle against then-undefeated Jordanian Haider ‘Gardena’ Rasheed. But while Al Boussairy represents an intriguing test for Faress, it’s no surprise to see the 14-2 ace in confident mood.
Faress told SaracensMMA.com: “I know Al Boussairy from Desert Force. He is a very good, humble fighter, and is famous as one of the first Gulf fighters. He has a good history in martial arts, and is beloved in Kuwait. I have a lot of respect for his personality, but I guarantee I will get through him.”