This Saturday night, September 4, several UFC hopefuls are set for action at UAE Warriors 22 at the Jiu-Jitsu Arena in Abu Dhabi as they look to score big wins to attract the attention of the top brass in Las Vegas.
In the night’s main event, former BAMMA champion Rany Saadeh takes on decorated wrestler and longtime Bellator fighter Shawn Bunch.
Saadeh (12-3) made his promotional debut earlier this year with a decision win over Abdel Ali Hariri. The German has been vocal about wanting to make a statement in this fight in order to impress Dana White and the UFC matchmakers.
However, Bunch (9-5) will be aiming to spoil the party. A teammate of Daniel Cormier and Khabib Nurmagomedov at American Kickboxing Academy, Bunch is a 10-fight Bellator veteran and a U.S. National and Pan American champion.
In the co-main event, former Chelsea reserve goalkeeper and Dana White’s Contender Series veteran Ricardo Prasel (11-2) will also be looking to continue his quest to get to the UFC. The Brazilian heavyweight takes on PFL veteran and world sambo champion Mikhail Mokhnatkin (12-5) in what promises to be an exciting matchup.
Elsewhere on the card, Canada’s ADCC champ Corinne Laframboise (6-4) meets Swedish striker Elin ‘The Amazon’ Oberg (3-1), Portugal’s PFL and Bellator veteran Andre Fialho (12-3) faces Brazil’s Lincoln Puig (10-3), top Dutch prospect Jarno Errens (11-2) takes on undefeated Kazakhstani Ali Kabdulla (6-0), and hot prospect Ramazan Kuramagomedov (8-0) meets Argentina’s Matias ‘El Dragon’ Juarez (11-3).
UAE Warriors 22: Fight Card
- Rany Saadeh vs. Shawn Bunch
- Ricardo Prasel vs. Mikhail Mokhnatkin
- Corinne Laframboise vs. Elin Oberg
- Andre Fialho vs. Lincoln Puig
- Jarno Errens vs. Ali Kabdulla
- Abrorbek Madaminbekov vs. Rey Nacionales
- Ramazan Kuramagomedov vs. Matias Juarez
- Attila Korkmaz vs. TBD
- Magomed Gadzhimuradov vs. Maksym Zahurskyi
- Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs. Vitor Petrino
- Halil Amir vs. Gregorio Davide La Torre
- Shamil Aminov vs. Islam Magomedov
- Jimmy Vienot vs. Daniel Donchenko
- Taksim Zabitov vs. Bakhtiyar Toychubaev
UAE Warriors 22 will be broadcast on The Fight Network in the United States, and streams live via the UAE Warriors app worldwide.