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 at Phoenix FC: Road to Egypt, undefeated lightweight sensation Islam ‘The Egyptian Zombie’ Reda overcame the odds by scoring a scintillating first round submission victory!
Whilst Reda would see his opponent changed not once, but twice, ‘The Zombie’ also had to contend with the fact that his eventual challenger, two-time African and Arabian wrestling champion, Mohamed Ghalab, weighed in at 77 kg – a full weight class higher than Reda, who successfully made the initial 70 kg requirement!
While many fighters would have rejected such a fight with no notice period, Islam came to fight. And fight he did!
Securing a takedown in the first round, Reda showed off the slick grappling skills that recently earned him a promotion to purple belt under Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Master Mohamed Fawzy, forcing a tap in short order.
With Phoenix FC staff in attendance, this was the kind of performance that underpins the reasons SaracensMMA.com have huge confidence in this prodigy. We cannot wait to see what’s next for ‘The Egyptian Zombie’!
Saracens MMA is disappointed to report that star athlete Ahmed ‘The Prince’ Faress has been forced out of his bout at Phoenix: Abu Dhabi with Chabane Chaibeddra after suffering an arm injury while training in Phuket, Thailand.
Ahmed made the following statement via his Instagram account (@prince_faress):
“I want to apologise to Phoenix Fighting Championship, all Phoenix fans, my fans, and everyone who was looking forward to watching my fight. I was very ready and focused on representing my team, Saracens MMA, with a great show and performance. Sometimes, however, bad things happen.”
“Alhamdollah, and I will be back soon, Inshallah.”
Whilst understandably very disappointed, Ahmed was in good spirits when discussing the injury with SaracensMMA.com as he prepared to fly back to his native Egypt.
Ahmed, we wish you a speedy recovery, and can’t wait to see you back in the cage!
That Saracens MMA includes the very best fighters from the Middle East is beyond question – such accolades do not stop at mixed martial arts, either. This past weekend, Saracens MMA dominated the competition at the Egypt BJJ and Grappling Open 2018 from Cairo!
With Mohamed ‘The Executioner’ Gamal, Ahmed ‘The Silencer’ Thabet, and Eslam ‘IRONMAN’ Syaha all putting in stellar performances en route to gold medal glory, fighters from as far afield as Russia were turned away empty handed.
Check out the videos below that outline just some of the reasons we state that ‘To Be a Champion, You Have To Train With Champions’ – Saracens MMA athletes are a testament to the fact that iron sharpens iron, and our athlete’s collective dominance is something the team are looking to instil in the next generation of Egyptian martial artists!
Interested in training with the best? Drop us a message on the Contact Page, and we’ll get back to you and when, where, and how!
The leading MMA agency in the Middle East, Saracens MMA Management was created by top-ranked bantamweight Ahmed ‘The Prince’ Faress in order to open doors for more of the most talented fighters in the Middle East and beyond.
With a dedicated team working hard behind the scenes, Saracens MMA Management is a gateway for fight promotions looking to sign the best and most marketable prospects the region has to offer.