Uplifting and inspiring, the story of Predator Fight Series Featherweight Champion Amr ‘The Falcon’ Maher overcoming ill health, depression, and three full years spent in a hospital bed losing trust in his body is one that transcends mixed martial arts.
In this incredible interview with Asia’s foremost MMA radio host, John Hyon Ko of Kumite Radio, Amr opens up and tells his unique and emotional story with a truly admirable honesty.
If you’re a fan of martial arts, or even success against all odds in any field, you do NOT want to miss this one!
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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)!
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 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!